Whomever signed me up to get email notifications from Voices for A Safer Tennessee, I owe you a big thank you. This is the last oen I got from them.
I moseyed over the CDC’s WONDER database and extracted some numbers for the State. Causes of death from zero to 19 years of age (which is their preferred scale) all races, all regions for 2021.
Total deaths by Firearms, which should be more than half, so it matches their message, right? Nope, about 10% and that would be including suicides and accidents with firearms.
Motor Vehicle deaths? 136
And how about illnesses?
In reality, more than half of child deaths in Tennessee come from illnesses and not firearms as they desperately try to suggest. And motor deaths are indeed a bit lower than firearms’ deaths, but as far as I know there have been no ban on the purchasing and usage of vehicles by civilians that would indicate a drop in deceased kids. Maybe it has to be with teaching safe driving techniques and proper use of the vehicle, you know, education and training.
Maybe the good folks at Voices For A Safter Tennessee would like to help us bring back Firearms Safety Training to schools, or at least support the Eddie Eagle program.
I know, fat chance. Stop laughing.
And once more, with feeling: If your cause is righteous, why lie?