” CNN ran an article on the front page of its website today in which the topic of parents asking about guns prior to playdates and sleepovers.
The article said more parents are asking the question about gun ownership and storage before letting children go to a friend’s home.
What is surprising is that CNN actually admitted the following in the article.
Despite incidents such as the recent death of a 6-year-old New Jersey boy shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, as well as the accidental shooting of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy’s wife by a 4-year-old boy, accidental firearms deaths are rare among children.
According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 703 children under the age of 15 died in accidental firearms deaths between 2001 and 2010, the latest year for which the agency’s statistics on fatalities are available. During the same period, 7,766 children under the age of 14 suffered accidental firearms injuries — about one injury for every million children.
Injuries (note, that is injuries, not deaths) occur at a rate of around 1 in 1,000,000.”
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Welcome To The Season Of Bogus Scare Stories
” Of course, if it was just a few trial lawyers practicing the sky-is-falling business, the whole idea of super-dangerous toys wouldn’t have gone so viral. But the U.S. Public Interest Research Group also publishes an annual “Trouble in Toyland” survey—this year in its 27th iteration—making it seem like anyone who thinks toys are pretty safe is a soon-to-be-sorry sap.
Just like W.A.T.C.H., the survey warns about string: “Drawstrings on children’s clothing lead to deaths and injuries when they catch on playground equipment, bus doors or cribs.” How big a threat do drawstrings pose? “From January 1985 through June 1997, the CSPC [Consumer Product Safety Commission] received reports of 21 deaths,” says the report. That’s 21 deaths over the course of 12 years. Still, “CSPC recommends parents remove drawstrings from all children’s upper outerwear sized 2T to 12 and buy clothing with alternative closures, like snaps, buttons and Velcro.”
Let me repeat that recommendation: Remove the drawstrings on all children’s clothes up to age 12.”
- YMI “Hoodies” Sold at dd’s Recalled For Strangulation Hazard (todayinchildsafety.com)
- Bon-Ton fined $450,000 for drawstring error (wfmz.com)
- 27th annual survey finds dangerous toys on store shelves (cnn.com)
- Playground Safety for Your Children (mylittlemr.com)
- Report warns of dangerous toys on store shelves (bangordailynews.com)
- Burlington Settles Lawsuit Over Unsafe Clothes (todayinchildsafety.com)
” NEWTOWN, Conn. — At least 27 people were killed, including an unconfirmed number of children, in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, according to reports from Reuters and The Associated Press. If confirmed, it would be one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. It comes after a series of shooting rampages in the United States this year that have killed multiple victims.
An entire classroom of students remains unaccounted for, according to a report by The Hartford Courant.
The suspected shooter, the father of a student there, was also killed, CBS News reported. The principal and school psychologist were among the dead, CNN said. “
Welcome to Hope and Change , where children are taught to be stool pigeons of the “state “ .
” The website NJ.com reports that one parent, Richard Goldberg of Marlboro, was appalled when he asked his 9-year-old twin sons about the exam and was told about the question, which required an essay. One of the boys wrote about breaking a ceiling fan and not telling his dad (presumably until now). The other wrote about the time Goldberg took them out of school on false pretenses for a day of skiing!
“All of a sudden,” Goldberg told reporters, “you have in a sense Big Brother checking out the secrets of families.” He added that the question has the potential to open up all manner of Pandora’s boxes. He asked, as a hypothetical, what action administrators might feel impelled to take it the secret divulged had to do with a criminal act. “
“The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land.
Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and
transporting of farm product raw materials.
“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed
lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”
” The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA , replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course. “
Unf…ing Believable . And some people actually believe we don’t have enough government !