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  •  I read the NYT article. SMH indeed. (12+ / 0-)

    And then I read the NYT picks of the comments. So much rationalization--more deaths occur in pools--though also some pushback on that inept analogy--you can't conceal a pool.

    But one of the best comments came from someone with CPS experience relative to developmental capacities of young children. What ignorant people to believe that a 4-year-old is capable of adhering to an admonition not to use the gun?

    I especially like the study reporting on the actions of boys who find the gun, in which the only child who does the recommended thing by telling an adult about it is mocked by his peers. That sounds plausible to me.

    And one of the commenters told the story of a 24-year-old, a military man, who killed his best friend accidentally by pointing a gun at him and pulling the trigger, without checking if it were loaded.

    Is there no end to this self-delusion that all gun owners are "responsible" in all circumstances?

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    by peregrine kate on Sat Nov 09, 2013 at 05:10:32 PM PST

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