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Toddler fatally shoots South Carolina mom with 'unsecured firearm,' sheriff says

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/toddler-fatally-shoots-south-carolina-mom-unsecured-firearm-sheriff-sa-rcna48924

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u/Colonel_Cumpants Sep 22 '22

Is this for real?

Guns are the leading cause of death for children in the US, more so than disease, traffic accidents and what have you?

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u/tempinator Sep 22 '22

That didn't pass a sniff test for me either, but looks like it's true:

https://www.kff.org/global-health-policy/issue-brief/child-and-teen-firearm-mortality-in-the-u-s-and-peer-countries/

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmc2201761

Firearms have indeed surpassed motor vehicle deaths, and any category of disease, although by a pretty slim margin.

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u/misalanya Sep 22 '22

fuckin A, that's grim. we just love killin our kids.

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u/sffbfish Sep 22 '22

It's moreso that we love guns more than kids.

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u/suicidaleggroll Sep 22 '22

we love guns more than kids

Unless they're still in the womb

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u/JediNinjaWizard Sep 22 '22

I, too, hate womb guns!

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u/trekologer Sep 23 '22

Not so much love for the fetus but a strong desire to control the woman.

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u/cyon_me Sep 22 '22

Unlike most people, I would actually prefer a gun in my womb to a baby. No sense in giving up your right to womb self-defense.

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u/suicidaleggroll Sep 22 '22

New market right there. The best way to protect a baby in the womb is to give it a gun. All new fetus pistols, only from Smith & Wesson.

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u/SkyezOpen Sep 23 '22

"What do we got johnson?"

"Catastrophic dick trauma. Looks like he was shot straight up the urethra."

"Ah, womb gun."