January 23, 2013 by Chris Kite
Gun Appreciation Day
This video is painfully scary to watch. I flinched and cringed throughout. It is pretty clear evidence that our current methods of determining who can and cannot have a gun are NOT working. According to the CDC, in 2010 there were 606 deaths from accidental discharge of firearms and 31,672 injuries from firearms.
These aren’t “criminals.” They are everyday people that were probably convinced guns are perfectly safe. But the simple fact is that in many people’s hands, guns are NOT safe. We need to do a better job of keeping potentially lethal firearms out of the hands of those that are not properly trained and prepared to handle them safely.