The accidental blog of a semi-accidental ER doc living in the Pacific Northwest.
Yep, gun reform not needed in the good ol' U S of A.
I can only "shake my head and wonder why it even bothers me" as John Prine asked so many years ago. It is unbelievable to me this gun culture. Never owned one, never fired one, never held one. Still don't care to either. The more I read about guns, the less I want to have anything to do with them.
Longtime reader. We live in a rural area, and the cops are 45min away. So yes, we have a gun, weapon and ammo both in the bedroom but separate. We are all trained to use it.Our thinking is that if something happens, we need to defend ourselves because the police aren't close enough to help. Luckily the rate is low, but crime does occur, usually domestic but not always. Others keep guns for poaching or regular hunting. We taught our daughter that if someone brought out the parental weapons, she needed to leave. Immediately. It never happened, maybe kids here are well-trained.
The parents are responsible for this.
If there is a gun in your house, your children should do a gun safety course.
If everybody have gun then problem every where. JullieParty Rental Miami
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/pdf/10lcid_unintentional_deaths_2010-a.pdfNote that the deaths from guns only begin to top the deaths from unintentional drowning in the 15-24 age range. If we really want to protect our children, we should ban all swimming, recreational water activities, and bathtubs (specially drown-proof showers may be ok, but we'd need a study to confirm it).
Guns shouldn't be all that accessible to avoid tragedy like this!
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