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    At Least 71 Kids Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown

    One is too many, no?
    But what happened to Sparks was not extraordinary. Her killing, and those in dozens of other American communities this year, is essentially business as usual—it happens on average about once every two days. An average of 197 children ages 12 and younger died from gun shots each year from 1999 through 2010, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dozens are killed annually in accidents—often with other young kids firing the gun—although the majority die in homicides.
    Among the 71 shooting deaths we analyzed from the past five months:
    • 40 killings were unintentional and 31 were alleged homicides.
    • The most common scenario was kid-on-kid: At least 29 of the accidental deaths occurred when a kid under 17 pulled the trigger.
    • The average age of the victims was just under six years old.
    • 20 victims were girls and 51 were boys.
    • The problem was worst in the South: Florida had the most kids killed (four accidents, five alleged homicides), followed by Ohio and Tennessee (four accidents and two alleged homicides in each state), followed by Alabama (two accidents, two alleged homicides) and South Carolina (four accidents).
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    Re: At Least 71 Kids Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown

    We already have a thread on this. You started it.

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    Re: At Least 71 Kids Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown

    I realize the wording of the title might appear redundant but this is not an ongoing tally count, it's a snapshot with its particulars in question. The information is well researched and offers plenty of citations. It can stand on its own.

    Now that we've been told that both Salon and Slate are discredited investigative news magazines in the world of the tea party and we're not treated to much in the way of sources from the other side, I thought we'd find out how MJ fares and what smut gets thrown its way.
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    Re: At Least 71 Kids Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown

    One would require really excellent reasons to discredit Mother Jones.

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    The other two were never actually discredited. But they'll throw the same crap at any source that contradicts their agenda. Watch!
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