Karen Boekschoten, what is "common sense gun reform?" Taking guns away from people who obey the law? Making it harder for those same people to buy guns in the first place? You all have no answers other than "all guns are bad and therefore need to be banned."
This is quite a monologue we have going here. When will someone from MDA come along to engage us in a healthy debate?
Oh, and before Sarah has a chance to blurt it out...yes, GRNC did send a notice out about this silly article.
It's disingenuous of Kaaren Haldeman Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense to make the claim that "A child is shot in this country every 30 minutes." This “statistic” includes “children” up to age 19 or 24, depending on the source, most of whom are criminals being killed by other criminals. It also includes suicides and shootings by police officers. 339 children (age 14 and under) died from gunfire in all of 2006, or fewer than one per day. This includes homicides and accidents combined. (data was obtained from gunfacts.info v6.1).
Fewer children are injured or killed by firearms today than ever before. Firearms and hunter safety education is at an all time high.
Furthermore, what they won't tell you is that violent crime is down 40% in the last 20 years all while gun ownership has risen dramatically. That's a hard fact from the FBI and NIJ.
But, one can go in the interwebz and find some "study" that sways the data in whatever direction one wants to go.
Here's a little nugget for you all to chew on. You have been, and continue to be, lied to about "gun violence."
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