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Pediatricians’ handout warns, ‘Never have a gun in the home’


So The American Academy of Pediatrics told me never to have a gun in the house. I say FU. http://t.co/Vl5hy3pf

Redness (@mchastain81) February 07, 2013

Breitbart’s Mary Chastain has passed along a handout of safety tips from her pediatrician’s office. Among the directives: keep the kids away from lawn mowers, make them wear bike helmets, and never have a gun in the home. Not even one of those cute Hello Kitty AR-15s.

Look @KatiePavlich. In the handout from M's checkup. twitpic.com/c1ps8g—
Redness (@mchastain81) February 08, 2013


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Consider the source...

There are an estimated 250 to 300 million privately owned firearms in the U.S. The number of accidental gun deaths in children annually in the country is around 100 - 150.

On the other hand, there are less than 700 thousand doctors in the U.S.
The estimated annual number of accidental deaths in hospitals due to medical error is around 195 thousand. There is an estimated 1.8% to 2.96% medical error rate among hospitalized children. Not all of these are fatal. Your doctor has a one in three chance of killing someone accidentally this year. That doctor has a one in ten probability that someone will be a child. If you keep a gun, it is more like a one in two million chance a child will be killed by it.

When doctors have the same safety record as private firearms owners, I will look to them for advice on the subject of safety.

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