Salt, Salt, Baby

Oh wait. No. Salt does kill slugs, and guns do kill people. Revisiting a great perspective piece written 5 years ago after the Newton massacre in the NEJM by pediatricians about children they’d seen killed by guns; “In 2010, gun-related injuries accounted for 6570 deaths of children and young people (1 to 24 years of age). That includes 7 deaths per day among people 1 to 19 years of age. Gun injuries cause twice as many deaths as cancer, 5 times as many as heart disease, and 15 times as many as infections… Little children explore their worlds without understanding danger, and in one unsupervised moment, an encounter with a gun can end in fatality.”

Stop it guys. Its not politics. Its not complicated. Lets make rational decisions that actually protect our children, brothers and loved ones.




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