Where’s Malloy on this one?

Careful, men, this stuff's deadly!

Careful, men, this stuff’s deadly!

In view of our Governor’s tearful performance yesterday mourning children lost to firearms, I thought it would be interesting to look up what’s really killing our kids. Here we go, from the CDC:

100 deaths by firearms vs. 3,207 drownings, mostly in home swimming pools. Will we see calls for draining pools this summer?

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15 responses to “Where’s Malloy on this one?

  1. Anonymous

    keep it up w/ the awesome analogies

    what will they ban next? oxygen ??

  2. Mickster

    You picked “unintentional injuries” – I don’t think our fearless leader was talking about accidents…

  3. Publius

    Mr. Fountain,

    Refer back to your post about liberals and science from the other day. Nuff said.

  4. Anonymous

    Virtually no mention by the legacy media of the Mother’s Day shootings in New Orleans. Nineteen victims. Perpetrators: professional voters for the Democratic Party and their progeny. Victims: also professional voters for the Democratic Party and their progeny.

    Doesn’t fit the narrative and all that ….

  5. burningmadolf

    Doggie doors! Just had a kid in AZ crawl through one and drown. Must stop.

  6. Boomer

    More deaths due to Unspecified – That should be easy to outlaw, and likely won’t get any pushback. Not sure what advocacy group that would agitate.

  7. Chimney

    Just got an email that another blazer has gone missing at the Harpoon
    dinner last night. The alleged perpetrator traded his Travel Smith for a Richard’s Zegna. If anyone is interested, I have a Kepple & Kepple blazer I’d be happy to part with for a Zegna 46 long.

  8. AJ

    Many accidental deaths are a result of stupidity. Forget about guns, I think it would be far more effective to restore critical thinking to schools.

  9. FRF

    190 MILLION BUCKS!!!!,!,!,!,!
    For 50 acres in Greenwich!!!!!!
    http://www.businessinsider.com/190-million-copper-beech-farm-estate-2013-5

    WHAT THE F

  10. Mickster

    OT but this article explains a lot about what was really going in Bengazi
    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-secret-cia-mission-in-benghazi-2013-5

  11. AJ

    If the governor really wanted to save lives, he would cut taxes:

    ‘More Americans Committing Suicide than During the Great Depression
    Higher Numbers of Americans Take Their Lives than During the Depths of the Great Depression’

    “Suicide rates are tied to the economy.

    The Boston Globe reported in 2011:

    A new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the overall suicide rate rises and falls with the state of the economy — dating all the way back to the Great Depression.

    The report, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that suicide rates increased in times of economic crisis: the Great Depression (1929-1933), the end of the New Deal (1937-1938), the Oil Crisis (1973-1975), and the Double-Dip Recession (1980-1982). Those rates tended to fall during strong economic times — with fast growth and low unemployment — like right after World War II and during the 1990s.

    During the depths of the Great Depression, suicide rates in America significantly increased. As the Globe notes:

    The largest increase in the US suicide rate occurred during the Great Depression surging from 18 in 100,000 up to 22 in 100,000 …

    We’ve previously pointed out that suicide rates have skyrocketed recently:

    The number of deaths by suicide has also surpassed car crashes, and many connect the increase in suicides to the downturn in the economy. Around 35,000 Americans kill themselves each year (and more American soldiers die by suicide than combat; the number of veterans committing suicide is astronomical and under-reported). So you’re 2,059 times more likely to kill yourself than die at the hand of a terrorist.

    NBC News reported in March:

    Suicide rates are up alarmingly among middle-aged Americans, according to the latest federal government statistics.

    They show a 28 percent rise in suicide rates for people aged 35 to 64 between 1999 and 2010.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/more-americans-committing-suicide-than-during-the-great-depression.html

    • AJ

      The following was taken from the above: “…So you’re 2,059 times more likely to kill yourself than die at the hand of a terrorist …” I guess you could logically reason that the preceeding statement would make the govenment and the banksters the greatest terrorists of all time.

      • Libertarian Advocate

        Given the democidal histories of USSR/Russia, PRC, Germany and Cambodia to name but a few in the last century, that would be a fair statement AJ.