I really don’t like the NRA nor its cowardly servants in Congress…
It seems like an everyday thing now. You get online or turn on the TV and there it is. Another headline of a child/toddler getting hold of a gun, playing with a gun, and dying by a gun.
Some of he public and media seems to getting tired or numb to such stories. The Arizona death of a 3-year old, didn’t even make it to mainstream media news, and it’s been four days. Why? Is this kind of story no longer shiny and sexy news? I’m angry. Children –babies are dying for no good reasons, while pompous NRA advocates are finding more ways to lobby/buy more pro-gun laws. In Arizona, the state where this child died, Governor Jan Brewer passed two anti-safety gun laws this very week. One demands resale of guns that were brought to community gun buybacks events, by citizens, wanting to help get firearms off the street and out of the hands of wrong people. Brewer ignored those citizens and also passed a law making it illegal to gather or maintain background checks on current gun owners. Yes, you read that right.
I wonder if the Arizona governor has any feelings about this toddler’s death. If so, did it cause her to rethink her new laws? At three, many children are still in diapers. How the hell do we live in a country, where a toddler can so easily find a gun, and shoot himself in the face? How many innocent children, and adults are going to die in this country before all lawmakers start doing the right thing.
3,835 wrongful deaths have occurred by guns, since the Sandy Hook gun massacre. That’s over 75% of the total American deaths in the Iraq war (4,486 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq) About 70 of the known gun deaths since Sandy Hook have been children. This means we have basically allowed three more Sandy Hook Massacres to take place, one child at a time. Here are three very recent tragic child deaths;
This week, in Yuma Arizona, 3-year old, Darrien Nez, shot himself after finding a 9mm pistol in his 35-year old grandmother’s backpack
April 17, in Kansas, a 7-year old, Gavin Brummett, shot himself in the head while firing a semiautomatic handgun. He was on a family shooting trip.
- Arizona Law Puts Kibosh On Gun Buybacks In Phoenix (americanfreedombybarbara.com)
- Two-year-old gets shot and killed and, yawn, it’s just another day in America (kstreet607.com)
- Don’t forget Sandy Hook (salon.com)
- Gov. Brewer signs law to force Arizona gun buy-back programs to resell the guns they collect (dailykos.com)
- Phoenix police holds gun buyback before gun resale law takes effect (jurist.org)
- In gun-friendly Arizona it’s now the law: Thou shalt not destroy guns (thestar.blogs.com)