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Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year

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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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I'm not posting this because i'm anti gun, think it's a topic of discussion.

Those are some very high numbers for toddlers being the shooter only 5 months in to the year, is it really that hard to use your brain and make sure they can not get a hold of a weapon.

I really don't get it.

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This past week, a Milwaukee toddler fatally shot his mother after finding a handgun in the back seat of the car they were riding in. The case drew a lot of national attention given the unusual circumstances: Little kids rarely kill people, intentionally or not.

But this type of thing happens more often than you might think. Since April 20, there have been at least seven instances in which a 1- , 2- or 3-year-old shot themselves or somebody else in the United States

Last year, a Washington Post analysis found that toddlers were finding guns and shooting people at a rate of about one a week. This year, that pace has accelerated. There have been at least 23 toddler-involved shootings since Jan. 1, compared with 18 over the same period last year.

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posted on May, 3 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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Some people need to be taught proper gun safety it seems, and to lock your weapon away so small children don't get at it.

I mean I assumed this was pretty basic stuff.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Mianeye

There are many, many people that support and exercise their right to bear arms. There are many among them that do not take that right seriously and fail to properly secure their firearms when not being used, maintained, etc.

As with any right, there is a huge responsibility that goes with it. It is those irresponsible people that jeopardize our rights through their laziness and ignorance.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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Liberals want to teach sex safety. Why don't they follow up with gun safety? I know, I know, liberals are gun grabbers blah blah...whatever. The right is just as dumb in reverse of that.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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edit on 3-5-2016 by misterhistory because: Double tap is good in FPS not posting reply



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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Ban toddlers.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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These murderous toddlers must be stopped!
More background checks for infants.
Guns dont kill people. Babies kill people.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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More people killed by children than Muslims. Quick lock up all the children and prevent any child from entering the country....wake up USA your guns and d...s are comparable in size......

Ooops sorry I forgot it's people who kill not guns.....so do lions which is why we don't keep lions in our homes.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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Wow. Those kids must have pretty good aim. They could have a career as snipers.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Babies do not shoot humans. Dogs do.

Cracked - The Shocking Truth About Gun Violence (By Dogs)

Apparently one a year on average.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Cracked - The Shocking Truth About Gun Violence (By Dogs)

Apparently one a year on average.


Daaaaaamn.

Here I was thinking my dogs were going under the bed for a tennis ball and meanwhile they were probably trying to get to my rifle.

I see obedience school in their future.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Cracked - The Shocking Truth About Gun Violence (By Dogs)

Apparently one a year on average.


Daaaaaamn.

Here I was thinking my dogs were going under the bed for a tennis ball and meanwhile they were probably trying to get to my rifle.

I see obedience school in their future.


Just shoot the dog.

Many problems solved.




posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
Ban toddlers.


We can start on airplanes and in movie theaters.

Then we can build a wall around the rugrats and have them pay for it.




posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
Just shoot the dog.

Many problems solved.



But I would end up with a fairly major one; the 12" kitchen knife the wife would imbed in my skull.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Alcohol. The cause of, and solution to many of life's problems.
-Homer J. Simpson



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Alcohol. The cause of, and solution to many of life's problems.
-Homer J. Simpson


One of my most used quotes but I fear even sweet, sweet bourbon would not help me in that scenario.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: introvert
Just shoot the dog.

Many problems solved.



But I would end up with a fairly major one; the 12" kitchen knife the wife would imbed in my skull.


Touche.




posted on May, 3 2016 @ 06:58 PM
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we need more guns to protect us against toddlers.

if that back fires, we should issue more guns to protect against that.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Mianeye

Irresponsible parents aren't locking up their guns.



posted on May, 3 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
Irresponsible parents aren't locking up their guns.


Or their toddlers.



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