Are Guns The Single Biggest Threat to Kids? Nope, THIS is…

Are Guns The Single Biggest Threat to Kids? Nope, THIS is…

As liberals run around the country lying, wringing their hands over guns, and trying to ban our Second Amendment rights, the fact is guns are way down the list on causes of death in this country. In fact, according to the CDC, swimming pools are more dangerous to kids than guns.

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As Ted Nugent recently wrote:

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Roughly, 3,500 Americans will drown this year, equaling around 10 deaths per day. Many of the victims are young, innocent boys and girls.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is the leading cause of death for kids 1-4 years old and is the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths for kids 1-14 years old.

As many as 5,000 kids 14 years old and younger are hospitalized each year due to drowning-related incidents, 20 percent of whom suffer lifelong neurological disabilities.

And a look at the CDC’s website shows that guns are not much of a factor in the top ten causes of death–except in the point that the 10th biggest cause of death in the USA is suicides and most people still use guns to kill themselves.

According to the CDC here are the top ten causes of death in the USA:

  • Heart disease: 611,105
  • Cancer: 584,881
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 84,767
  • Diabetes: 75,578
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,979
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,112
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 41,149

Again, the 10th cause, suicide, does feature a lot of gun use. They the cause of the stat isn’t the gun, but the suicide.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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