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Study: Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children Is Found

Sharp Rise in Suicides by Gun Among American Children Is Found

I read this while I was at work.  I’ve only one question:  Why can’t doctors just do what they’re paid to do?  They’re not paid to give risk assessment on gun control.  Not really.  Doctors are paid to heal.  Nothing else.  Now, I’ll give a bit.  They should advise on preventative steps when it comes to health (preventing sickness).  They should NOT advise on a lifestyle.

My daughter might practice unsafe sex but I don’t hear doctors trying to tell parents how to raise their kids.  I don’t see them being so rancorous about teens and vaping — there are virtually NO studies on this, which is very sad since teens are thinking that this is safer since there’s next to no carcinogens (I highly doubt this).  I can think of many things doctors should be more worried about than gun control.  In fact, in this article (and the articles linked below), it stated that there’s one thing that kills more kids than guns…its motor vehicles.  Now, why aren’t they focusing on THAT??  They’ve a listing of what they deem harmful to kids, but they don’t focus on the #1 item on that list.  They don’t focus on the #3 item on that list.  They focus on #2.  Why?  Because of the same reason why they may ask you if you’ve a gun in the house (they tend to do that, as well)…they’re wanting to generate statistics that will try to sway gun advocacy or alter it to where they feel they’ve some control.  This has nothing to do with doctoring and everything to do with Liberalism.

I lock up my guns when they’re not being carried, but I also educate my kids to NOT touch the guns.  I share with them news articles about kids being hurt and killed because the kids handle guns when their parents aren’t around.  I teach them that firearms are not toys.  Not everyone does this, sadly.  And I religiously check my guns before I handle them.  I always assume they’re loaded but I always safety check the guns if I’m going to break them down or do dry fires.  Not everyone does this, sadly.

Now, I will never not have one in the chamber while I’m carrying or if I have a particular gun ready for home protection.  There are quick safes that can read your fingerprints quickly to gain access to the firearm inside the safe.  Never lock a gun up if you think you’re going to need it.  People don’t lock up fire extinguishers or fire escapes…they shouldn’t do it for firearms either, unless there are young and/or unteachable children around (yes, some children may be so young as to not understand that they shouldn’t touch a gun; yes some children may have mental disabilities that will hinder learning such things as not touching firearms).  If children exist in your family, there are safeguards…determine what’s best for you and yours.  Don’t let liberal doctors try to decide how to live your life, unless you’re one of the folks who has lost a loved one because you didn’t take proactive steps to keep the firearm away from children.

For decades, gunshot wounds have ranked second behind car crashes as the leading cause of death from injuries for U.S. children. But while car travel has become safer, gun fatalities have remained high in that age group, pediatric experts say.

Here’s one that that had me fuming:

Children are rarely hurt or killed by guns in other developed countries, the researchers pointed out.

The thing is, not many other developed countries have similar rights to us regarding firearms.  Almost all of the other developed countries have heavy restrictions of firearms ownership…firearms rights are almost non-existent in those countries.  Of course their statistics aren’t going to be the same.  You can’t judge two countries by such stats if you’re not taking into account their laws.

Teach your kids, folks, otherwise you’re just giving gun grabbers another reason to negate 2A.

Similar articles are here:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/guns-kill-nearly-1300-us-children-each-year-study-says_

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/nearly-1-300-kids-killed-guns-each-year-study-finds-n774086

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gun-deaths-injuries-suicide-up-among-us-kids-staggering-report-reveals/

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About those recent comments…

About the political aspect of this blog: please do not leave offensive comments and later say, “no offense.”  Please do not assume I’m a “Tea Bagger”.  I’m not.  Please do not bring any anti-gun mentality to this blog.  If you don’t like what you read, move on, because I probably didn’t have you in mind when I decided to create the blog…the internet is HUGE and you should be able to find something more to your liking than this blog.

What you think is radical may in fact not be as radical as you think.  It’s only radical because you don’t believe or understand the subject matter.  Radical Islamics…THEY’RE radical.  Fostering gun ownership in a nation that gives it’s citizens the right to bear arms…that’s not radical.  You also may think that some of what’s posted here is dramatic.  If you think so, this blog isn’t for you.

Gun topics tend to bring out the nastiness in people.  Guns are tools, just as anything tangible in today’s world is.  I speak of politics because of today’s stance against firearms (and stewardship means talking about ALL aspects..you don’t dodge subjects because people might not respond well to the subject matter).  I speak to educate those that are curious about firearms and the laws governing them (and there are a LOT, so you tend to see a lot of posts on this blog regarding politics — there’s no way around that).  I’m not waiting for someone who is against gun ownership to start a debate.  That’s not what this blog is about.

I’m trying to foster stewardship and education.  If you hate guns, this blog is NOT for you.  I’m not trying to appease those that are against gun ownership nor those that think “they’re not out to take your guns”.  I’m not trying to cooperate with anti-gun folk, so there’s no compromise when it comes to my posts on my blog.  I don’t need convincing, either.

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Gov. McAuliffe’s gun control efforts for Virginia die in Senate committee

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-gov-mcauliffes-gun-control-efforts-die-in-senate-committee/2015/01/26/d2cf5ff8-a574-11e4-a06b-9df2002b86a0_story.html

None of the proposed gun control measures made any sense, especially the re-enactment of the “only one gun a month” measure…do criminals follow such regulation?  And, what does one gun purchase per month have to do with gun crime?  All it takes is ONE gun to commit a crime…you don’t have to purchase one to use in a crime, either…you can steal or buy one via the black market.  Illegal gun sellers don’t care about gun regulations, otherwise they wouldn’t be selling guns illegally.

There was even a measure for background checks when purchasing guns at gun show — there is already a requirement for background checks when you purchase a gun, no matter where you purchase from.

The measure of revoking of concealed-handgun permits for parents who are behind on child-support payments…WTH does being behind on child support have to do with concealed carry permits??

There was really no logic applied to any of those proposals.