More U.S. Children Die Where Guns Are Common-Study
BOSTON (Reuters) - Children are much more likely to be murdered, commit suicide or die accidentally because of guns in states and regions with higher levels of household firearm ownership, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.
The study, published in The Journal of Trauma, is significant because it shows that the mere presence of firearms leads to more violent death among children aged 5-14, said Dr. Matthew Miller, the lead author.
"When most people buy a gun, they do so with the presumption that guns make them safer," Miller said in an interview. "Our results suggest strongly that this presumption is not warranted and that the children that parents seek to protect with guns are instead being killed by guns."
This article presents conclusions but not any facts to back up those conclusions. For example it alleges that children aged 5 -14 die a more "violent" death by guns than other means. This suggests that knifes or strangling are not violent deaths.
Further the study makes a conclusion that the mere presence of a gun is the cause of the death. It is suggesting that a gun of its own accord gets out of the closet and kills the kid. But what about a drunken father who gets the gun out of the closet and shots the kid? The father evidently has no ability to prevent the gun from firing. He has no responsibility, he is the victim according to this study.
The study is published in the Journal of Trauma, but who funded the study, the anti-constitution group Hand Gun Control Inc? The solution to accidental shootings is not to eliminate guns -- but to have gun safety training at all ages. The solution to murder is a life regenerated by Christ.