Pediatrician Association to Lobby Congress for Stricter Background Checks and “Assault Weapons” Ban
According to TheHill.com, the American Academy of Pediatrics will lobby Congress for stricter background checks, a ban on so called “assault weapons”, and federal funding to research gun violence.
According to TheHill.com,
“Gun violence is a public health issue that profoundly affects children,” the AAP wrote in a policy memo.
“Firearm injuries are one of the top three causes of death among youth, and studies show that strong gun laws help significantly reduce injuries, suicides and homicides.”
What they don’t say is that the odds a child will be injured or killed by a gun are literally over 1 in 1,000,000.
I wonder how many laws we could put on the books if we wanted to ban everything that had a million to one chance of killing a child.
Cleaning solutions? Better ban everything except vinegar.
Swimming pools? Way deadlier than guns and one of the leading killers of toddlers.
What about the biggest killer of all? Automobiles account for a ridiculous number of deaths. Let’s just ban cars and invest in the public transportation system.