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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 05:26 PM

Child shootings are on course to break records, worrying doctors at Cook Children's

The number of local children injured in shootings in 2021 is on track to break records, and itís causing fears among medical professionals at Cook Childrenís Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Through May of this year, the hospital has treated 35 children for gunshot wounds, in many cases accidental, according to a news release. Accidental or not, gunshot wounds are among the most likely injuries from which children can die.

Two of the 35 children admitted to Cook Childrenís died from their wounds, according to the release. In the entirety of 2019, 41 children were admitted for gunshot wounds and five died. In 2020, that number rose to 47 shot and four who died.

Dr. Dan Guzman, an emergency room doctor at Cook Childrenís, said in the release he fears that number will continue to rise sharply throughout the summer months. With children out of school and oftentimes at home alone while their parents work, an improperly secured gun can cost a life.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article252470463.html? (sorry, paywall)

Guns make everything better.

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AndyS Jun 2021 OP
SoCalDavidS Jun 2021 #1
Wicked Blue Jun 2021 #2
lindysalsagal Jun 2021 #3
Crunchy Frog Jun 2021 #4
Midnight Writer Jun 2021 #5

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:12 PM

1. America! nt

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:29 PM

2. Where are the good toddlers with guns? nt

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:32 PM

3. These "pro-life" evangelicals don't give a crap how many children die

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 06:39 PM

4. There are no accidental gunshots. They are negligent discharges.

Children in households where this happens should be permanently removed.

But this is Texas where a large segment of the population love their guns more than their children.

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:38 PM

5. I've got a friend who was showing off his latest gun to his friends when it went off.

Shot went through the living room wall and into his 1 yo babies room.

He ran in, in a panic, into the kid's room and saw the bullet missed the sleeping child's head by less than a foot. If the kid had been awake, and standing up in his crib...

So, did he learn a lesson? Did he take this as a warning from The Fates?

Hell, no, he didn't. He tells the story today like it is a joke. He now owns over twenty guns, and talks about them more than his kids.

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