Disarm toddlers

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According to this Washington Post article, toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year. From Christopher Ingraham:

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.

In the vast majority of cases, the children accidentally shoot themselves. That’s happened 18 times this year, and in nine of those cases the children died of their wounds.

So, bottom line? While we take our sweet time about serious gun legislation, as says David Gambacorta at Philadelphia Magazine: If you’re have to own a gun, buy a goddamn lock.

And thanks, Alison, for the link.

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