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    Sadly, we can expect more of these accidental shooting when we put more guns in more school.

    As I have shown previously, more guns correlates with more gun injuries (here:  

    So, if we put more guns in a place that previously has been relatively free of guns, we can expect more gun injuries and deaths.

    This shooting at sheriff Fanning's home is not some sort of aberration.  As the excellant series GunFail show us (publish right here at dk by David Waldman), every week hundreds of Americans get shot accidentally, many dying as a result.

    The dangers of gun ownership and use are clear.  Like cigarette second-hand smoke, guns are not only dangerous for the person using them, but for everyone nearby.  

    Guns should not be made available in or around schools.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 06:53:24 AM PDT

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