New Study Reveals The Dangers Of Toddlers With Access To Loaded Guns
From 2015 to 2016, a new study claimed that it has the data showing that toddlers have killed someone accidentally using a gun. Based on the findings, one person had been killed every week for the past two years.
According to Metro, 58 people were shot in 2015 while 51 were shot last year. An advocacy group called Everytown for Gun Safety also said in a statement that there have been 242 shooting incidents in the United States for 2016.
Many of the said incidents involved children shooting themselves after getting hold of their parents' loaded guns. In the 16 incidents listed, toddlers died after shooting themselves and they were aged one to three years old.
The new findings came after the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence published a video in October last year noting in a satirical statement that guns do not kill people, toddlers do, News.Mic reported. The publication said that the new findings highlighted the problem regarding the easy access to guns in the United States and the children being able to get hold of the guns in places that they can access them easily.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence also said that America has got a real problem and toddlers have to be locked up and not the guns because it would be un-American. The satirical video added, "The toddlers. Round them up. Deport them. Get them out of our country. And keep them away from our guns."
The Brady Campaign president, Dan Gross, also said in a statement that despite the satirical video, he noted that whether the trigger is pulled by a toddler, a domestic abuser, a terrorist, or a convicted felon, the problem is that guns fall too easily into the wrong hands.The study also revealed that guns can be found in one in three homes with children.
Furthermore, it is estimated that 265 million of the American population have privately-owned guns. Unfortunately, despite the increasing incidents of gun violence in the United States, the Congress has not made other laws regarding the matter.
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