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Guns dont kill children... by mibi Guns dont kill children... by mibi
...children do.

texture - *resurgere
brushes - *chain
quote - freewayblogger
inspiration - GWB's gun control policy

fullview plz
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jkrtub Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005
you got the mesage across
ex-artist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Sorry screwd up the links


ex-artist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Here are some numbers for you.

Let's give a tip of the hat to historian Clayton E. Cramer (writing in the July 1 edition of Shotgun News) for going directly to the web site of the Centers for Disease Control ( ortabs/gmwki.htm search under ICD 922.0) and looking up the actual number of American children under the age of 15 who are killed in handgun accidents each year. For 1997, that number was 21 down from a high of 55 in 1990.

Read it

Each year, nationwide, about 300 children under 5 years old drown in swimming pools, usually a pool owned by their family.

Read it

This is comparing deaths to age 15 and deaths to age 5, how many drowning deaths would there be if the numbers went to age 15 in drowings?

If we outlaw pools before guns we could save 460 more children a year.

But everyone love a pool right.

Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns have.
mibi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
nothing like the Shotgun News for a unbiased opinion....

here are the facts... from the CDC

1,443 kids under 18 killed by guns in 2002

of those 1,443

627 were 15 or younger

of those 627

77 were accidental

.... 517 kids under 5 drowned accidentally in swimming pools in 2002...


im all for not letting toddlers unwatched if your for not letting kids play with guns...

...but i forgot... you've got a bill of rights to protects....

happy hunting.
ex-artist Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
Did you get the under 18 drownings to compare even numbers to under 18 gun deaths?

Save more lives, ban pools.
focustnv Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
thank goodness some people (YOU, mibi) have the rational thought and words to deal with these narrow-minded comments.

if the manufacturering of guns and bullets was taken away from private enterprises and government took control for the purpose of law enforcement, this would be a beginning for a safer future.

it's time for the "wild wild west" era to end.

are we not a civilized people?
mibi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
Drowning deaths per year to kids 18 and younger.... 1,156

Firearm deaths per year to kids 18 and younger.... 2,098

and thats not swimming pools, thats all drowning deaths, lakes, rivers, oceans. Im sure swimming pools would be considerable lower.

but regardless... even the above is a meaningless statistic by itself.... to really understand the severity of the data and the issue one has to look at the statistics in a relative manner.

for example..... of the 1,156 kids that drown in a year... how many kids enjoy swimming responsibly in a year? .... millions...

and subsequently.... of the 2,098 kids that are shot to death in a year ... how many kids enjoy firearms responsibly ... you tell me...

if we were talking of just totals, then cigarette smoking, driving a car, eating food (choking) would all be banned well before swimming pools.... however this is stupid since its not taken relatively, and millions eat drink and smoke.

however, if we look at the occurance of the act (owning,using, enjoying a firearm) relative to its mortality rate for the age group ...

you will quickly see that firearms top that charts of things that should be banned.

and if you want to go further and dissect the category of firearms you will see that hanguns are at the top of that list.

but perhaps you missunderstand me.... im not anti-hunting, or anti-2nd amendment .... what i would like to see is the banning of handguns and assalt rifles.... quite simply because they are designed to kill people .... and the american public cannot use these weapons responsibly.

just ask the 30,242 people that are killed each year by firearms....

and im sure the 4,146 yearly drowning victems might agree also.
slay-- Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Sounds like this frenzal song, "guns dont kill ducklings, ducklings kill ducklings!'" .. nice pic anyways :)
theghostofwazup Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
Lack of education and common sense kills people. People have always killed other people, it's just the way they've done it has changed with guns. Are knives to be condemned for all the stabbings and knife-point robberies that occur? Of course not, people are.
mibi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
how many little children kill themselves or others with knives per year? ....yes people allways have and allways will kill other people.... the factor is how easy it is.... should people be able to carry grenades? why not....? how about dirty bombs?.... i agree that lack of education kills people....and its a sad fact that the american populace is not educated enough and does not have enough common sense to use guns responsibly....
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