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Banning knives will save children's lives!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Feb 23, 2013.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. rpeerless

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    What's not on this top 25 list?





    Statistics from CPSC's NEISS data
    Injury Estimates for the Top 25 Product Groupings
    From the 2007 NEISS Data Highlights


    Total product-related injuries treated in hospital emergency rooms nationwide

    Stairs, Ramps, Landings, Floors 2,324,938



    Beds, Mattresses, Pillows 560,129



    Bicycles & Accessories 515,871



    Basketball 481,011



    Chairs, Sofas, Sofa Beds 476,109



    Football 455,193



    Bathroom Structures & Fixtures 330,102



    Non-glass Doors, Panels 321,665



    Tables, not elsewhere classified 309,252



    ATV’s, Mopeds, Minibikes, etc. 278,671



    Baseball, Softball 277,702



    Exercise, Exercise Equipment 264,921



    Desks, Cabinets, Shelves, Racks 262,171



    Cans, Other Containers 248,126



    Clothing 245,129



    Ladders, Stools 227,769



    All Toys 224,827



    Playground Equipment 219,625



    Soccer 198,679



    Swimming, Pools, Equipment 155,322



    Glass Doors, Windows, Panels 155,269



    Skateboards 143,682



    Workshop Manual Tools 131,396



    Carpets, Rugs 128,361



    Other Misc. Furniture & Accessories 122,662
     
  3. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    And this from wikianswers.com



    Deaths from Bicycle Accidents

    DEATHS AND INJURIES


    In 1995, more than 250 children ages 14 and under died in bicycle-related crashes. Motor vehicles were involved in 230 of these deaths.

    In 1996, more than 350,000 children ages 14 and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries.

    It is estimated that collisions with motor vehicles account for 90 percent of all bicycle-related deaths and 10 percent of all nonfatal bicycle-related injuries. Collision with a motor vehicle increases the risk of death, severity of injury, and the probability of sustaining a head injury.

    More than 40 percent of all head injury-related deaths and approximately three-fourths of head injuries occur among children ages 14 and under. Younger children suffer a higher proportion of head injuries than older children.

    WHEN AND WHERE BICYCLE DEATHS AND INJURIES OCCUR


    Children are more likely to die from bicycle crashes at non-intersection locations (66 percent), during the months of May to August (55 percent), and between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (39 percent).

    Nearly 60 percent of all childhood bicycle-related deaths occur on minor roads. The typical bicycle/motor vehicle crash occurs within one mile of the bicyclist's home.

    Children ages 14 and under are more likely to be injured riding in non-daylight hours (e.g., at dawn, dusk or night). The risk of sustaining an injury during non-daylight conditions is nearly four times greater than during the daytime.

    Among children ages 14 and under, more than 80 percent of bicycle-related fatalities are associated with the bicyclist's behavior. The most common crashes include riding into a street without stopping; turning left or swerving into traffic that is coming from behind; running a stop sign; and riding against the flow of traffic.


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    Note 80 percent of bicycle fatalities are associated with the bicyclist's behavior. Why are they NOT blaming the bicycles? (although bikes are on the top 25 list)

    WHY THEN are guns blamed in a murder and not the killer's behavior?
     
  4. JH

    JH Well-Known Member

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    What do FACTS have anything to do with the anti-gun agenda?

    Just focus on what is important: The Democratic Senators in Red States coming up for re-election....
     
  5. noknock1

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    GOD bless those 3 souls, what a heartbreaking story. This world is broken and only Jesus can save us. However in the meantime we have to address this mental illness issue! More proof that gun bans do not work, I know preaching to the choir on this site...
     
  6. rpeerless

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    noknock1, How do you know that it wasn't a drug or alcohol issue that contributed to the mother's horrible behavior that resulted in the deaths of the two innocent children?

    Are all people who drink and do drugs mentally ill? What about prescription drug users?

    Trying to keep the agenda going by picking on the mentally ill when @ 99% of them do nothing to hurt anyone?

    Total government gun control did not prevent Fort Hood from happening and it was not mental illness.
     
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    You are correct, I don't know for 100% certainty that she didn't get drunk and or high and that caused her to make the decision to kill her own off spring by cutting their throats. I am assuming that she has some sort of mental issue. Good thing 99% of the people who drink booze and smoke pot don't go around slicing family members throats!
     
  8. rpeerless

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    On the other hand maybe Fort Hood was mental illness. Didn't see the report other than workplace violence.
     
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    Then again, I did read that the killer was muslim.
     
  10. JACK

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    Back when I was young, the switchblade was outlawed.
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

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    But but but Traders says gun accidents are a big problem and we need to do something about them!
     
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