Most dog bites occur at home....family dog biting a child who lives in the home.
Dogs are pack animals, and people need to learn hat inherited trait when they bring a particular dog into their home. Most dogs listen (and obey) the alpha adult in he family....after that, it becomes a pecking order. In many breeds, it's not an issue, but with some that can be more aggressive, it's very important that the dogs be trained, and learn thir PLACE in the family pack.
Last edited by slapshot; 01-19-2013 at 12:17 PM.
I would also add, as someone who has always had dogs (in pairs) his entire life, that besides traing and breed of the dog, the sex of the dog is also important in pack behavior. Male dogs usually want to move up in the pack pecking order, and can be more aggressive - both to family members, and other dogs. Females don't seem that interested in trying to move up in the pecking order, and as such, are generally more gentile.
I said nothing about fatalities.
the link says kids and teens ......
as others and he said, lots of these teens include the crimes we read about everyday in the inner city......
not saying every life isn't precious, but it is somewhat misleading to post these numbers and to imply its just "kids" on a thread that is talking about accidents that kill kids .......
I'm pretty sure that in most of these studies/statistics, anyone under the ge of 18 is considered a child. Although, definitions can differ.
But if you want an honest discussion about guns and child deaths and injuries from guns, then you might read this. It has many of the facts you seek. I think in some of the statistics here, teens (ie, ages 13-19) are separated out from kids younger than 13.
Here is an interesting statistic:
"Of the 116,385 children and teens killed by a gun since 1979, when gun data by age were first collected, 44,038 were Black—nearly 13 times more than the number of recorded lynchings of Black people of all ages in the 86 years from 1882 to 1968. Even so, more White than Black children and teens have died from gun violence."
Last edited by slapshot; 01-19-2013 at 01:54 PM.
Wasn't the phrase "if we can save just one life it's worth it" bandied about when talking about firearms bans?
Or is that only when we talk about firearms?
I guess the lives lost by choking on a balloon or drowning in a bucket are not worth it to you?
Seek help. 3 or 4 kids die from choking on a balloon a year since 1973. Over 10000 deaths by firearms per year. Try get the numbers closer together before asking stupid questions like this.Originally Posted by Jeebus
RWNJ's comparing balloons to guns, what's next.
Love this quote -
"And then there is one that has personal meaning for me:* hot dogs. *Every year, between 66 and 77 children choke to death on food. *The biggest culprit?* The hot dog.* My son almost choked to death on a hot dog at a little league baseball game a few years ago.* That day still sends shivers up my spine. *No child should be allowed near any such food, and frankly, neither should adults. *These are dangerous food items that can kill if not eaten responsibly.* The fact is: hot dogs kill."
As they say at my favorite burger place in CP, Checkers, "Gotta Eat"
I guess it all boils down to two things: (1) necessity and (2) Probability.
Hot dogs are a necessity to any home BBQ. So, given the number of hot dogs eaten every year....is it probable that one will choke to death on a dog? don't think so given the sheer number of those tasty snacks consumed.
If one were to assume (I have no data on this) that a large percentage (not all, but most) drug trafficking and "gang banging" is done by minority groups....then the fact that more white kids are killed by guns, than blacks is an interesting, if not shocking, statistic, IMO.
I already provided links to some of the data you asked for.
I have no desire, nor interest to repeat....seek, and you will find your own answers.
That said, there is limited data that differentiates innocents, from non innocents. But as I said to Jeebus, most people consider those killed by guns in suicides, or accidents, as innocents. But you are free to make up your own definition. I don't care...
Last edited by slapshot; 01-19-2013 at 05:44 PM.
No need to repeat, in fact you posted from the same website that I had previously posted from earlier, so I obviously had read the information you provided later in the thread.
You are correct, there is limited data that differentiates innocents, but now I seem to be repeating myself.
I specifially mentioned gang activity, si?
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