I wonder how long we’ll stay friends on Facebook.
I literally just deleted someone for sharing that picture! Was a coincidence
Lincoln has been assassinated in the theater twice.
NRA News shamelessly promotes viewer-submitted pictures of children with firearms, some engaged in unsafe gun practices
Meanwhile, these accidental shootings by children in the U.S. happened within just one month: August 2nd - September 2nd, 2014.
A 7-year-old boy shot himself at his family’s homemade shooting range in California:
The boy was reportedly firing a single-shot, .22 bolt action youth rifle under his father’s supervision. When the boy cried out, his father noticed there was a small hole in his shirt, then blood.
A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi in Arizona:
"(The mother) was visibly upset and shaken," the report reads. She said "the gun went off and saw (her daughter) drop the gun. (The girl) turned to her and told her the gun was too much for her and it hurt her shoulder. (The mother) said no one knew Vacca was shot until the other instructor ran over."
A 4-year-old boy in Texas was injured after he found his parents’ handgun:
The boy climbed into his parents’ bedroom closet in their home on the 600 block of Destin Drive and found their .38-caliber gun on the top shelf, Fort Worth police said. The gun was loaded and unlocked when the boy pulled the trigger.
A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 14-year-old friend while they were handling a rifle in Oklahoma:
Police say initially the other teens said the victim shot himself with the gun, but after questioning them separately, police say the 14-year-old accidentally fired the gun … Police say the rifle used was stolen from a home in Midwest City in 2011. Right now investigators don’t know how the gun ended up in the teens hands.
A 9-year-old girl died after shooting herself with her father’s gun:
"The young lady was searching or looking around, found the weapon, was pulling it out of the drawer an the gun discharged as he was pulling it out of the drawer," said Police Chief Rex Brown. Brown said the bullet hit her in the head.
A 7-year-old boy in Tennessee shot and killed himself with his grandfather’s pistol:
Hills’ grandfather, Dana Buck, said he was in the living room watching TV when he heard a shot. He ran to the bedroom and found Hills, who had accidentally shot himself with a pistol.
A 3-year-old boy in Chicago, IL was critically injured after finding his father’s handgun and accidentally shooting himself in the head:
Police said the boy was in a closet with at least one other child and playing with the gun when it discharged, hitting the boy in the head and leaving him in critical condition. Police said the boy’s father took the gun, the remaining rounds and fled the scene.
In Tennessee, a 10-year-old boy shot himself in the foot while hunting:
According to TWRA, the 10-year-old was dove hunting at the Buffalo Springs Wildlife Management Area in Grainger County when he accidentally shot himself in the foot. He was taken by medical helicopter to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the face in Atlanta:
The 3-year-old was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to police. The newspaper spoke with a neighbor, Ivey McMullen, who said she “heard people screaming that ‘the baby shot himself.’”
A 7-year-old boy in Ohio shot himself while playing in his grandparents’ backyard:
Police said the boy was in his back yard on Impala Dr. with his brother. They found a gun, and began playing with it … Colerain police said that the boys live with their grandparents, and there does not seem to be a lot of supervision. Officers will also look into how the boys were able to get a gun so easily.
A 15-year-old boy shot himself in the face after he found a hidden key to his parent’s gun safe while they were at work:
[He] found a hidden key to the gun safe and was able to get to a handgun inside. The 15-year-old told police that the gun went off as he was putting it back in the gun safe … Police said the parents told them they didn’t think their children knew where the gun safe key was hidden.
So how’s our country handling this pattern of violence resulting from children handling firearms? A child can still legally own a rifle or shotgun in 30 states.
The NRA crawls from its spiderhole…
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That’s Michael Wright, an attorney representing the family of John Crawford III, who was shot and killed by police in an Ohio Wal*Mart last month. Wright insists that the account presented by police and the former Marine who called 911 is contradicted by video surveillance footage:
So, yeah. That sounds an awful lot like murder.
It’s interesting the way this story has pretty much vanished from the news since it happened a few days before another police officer in a different state murdered another unarmed young black man.
What disgusts me is thee Media’s concentration on “Former Marine”, as if that makes him a witness more valid than the video. Besides I’ve never met marine yet that referred to himself as “Former”. Once a Marine always a Marine.
I can never stop laughing at this
Another NYC billboard…
This one is messed up!
It IS messed up that that billboard is stating a FACT. The fact that over one half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. The fact that 80+% of abortion mills are in minority neighborhoods.
It IS messed up.
And yet WE are the racist ones.
yes, you are the racist ones.
where are you after those brown babies are born? do you speak up when they’re hunted down and beaten by the police? do you speak up against a system that systematically works to oppress them, making the decision to have a child so much harder because having a child is so much more than giving birth? are you going to help pay for their healthcare? schooling? housing? food? Where are you when it comes to discussing why the fuck is the system made so that PoC have less access to a better education, financial aid, work etc.
Don’t pretend to care about brown babies when they’re beaten and killed every day and you people are no where to be found.
Racist piece of shit.
Reblogging for trrruuuth
latinagabi dropping them truth bombs
reblogging for that paragraph ^^
A few years ago, I read an article where the mother of this child was actually upset at how her daughter’s photo was used.
Reminder that the claim that 80% of abortion clinics are located in minority neighborhoods is a complete and utter lie propagated by anti-choicers. The real percentage of abortion clinics located in predominantly black neighborhoods is 9%.
63% are located near neighborhoods that are made up of mostly non-hispanic white people. [x]
But of course instead of maybe taking a look at the reason many PoC seek out abortions, anti-choicers would rather make up statistics and cry “I’m not racist! Pro-choicers are racist because they let PoC make their own decisions!”
(I also love that these kinds of statements come straight from people who will appropriate tragedies like slavery, genocide, or the murder of PoC and pretend they’re equivalent to abortion. So not racist.)
"When you hear people talk about free school lunches, they talk as if they have no notion of the fact that public schools themselves are just massive welfare programs.
I mean, really bask in the absurdity of the spectacle going on in all of this. We spend $12.5k per pupil each year to provide schooling for the 9 in 10 American children who attend public schools. Most of them get on the big yellow public bus in the morning, attend publicly-owned facilities, go to publicly-owned classrooms, and then receive instruction from public employees. In many cases, they also get from their schools a whole slew of extracurricular activities, from the public arts programs like band and theater to the public sports activities like football and basketball. The major part of almost every child’s life in this country consists of welfare mooching off of public services.
Yet, somehow, in the context of this potpourri of public provisioning, providing free food while they are at the school is a bridge too far. You can spend $12.5k each year providing free welfare services to almost every single kid, but if you up that an extra, say, $5/day to provide food to the kids while they are at the school, then human souls become crushed and welfare dependency becomes inevitable. The public football teams and math classes do not wreck kids’ hearts and minds, but the public milk does. You shouldn’t stigmatize attending free history class as welfare moochery (I assume), but you should stigmatize eating a free burger as such.”
$900 a year and no stigma because everyone eats together. Of course here come the Conservatives, it’s another step in the regimentation of America. Blah Blah.
Of course, conservative media hardly reported it. Guess they’re not interested in the facts, just stoking fake controversies. How low can they go? Read more here: http://bit.ly/1tKSdXf Image by Occupy Democrats.