‘Child Gun Death’/Gun Law Correlation a Repackaging of an Old Con Job

Agenda-driven pediatricians assure us that “universal background checks” mean fewer “children” like these will be killed with guns. (Photo credit: FBI)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Child gun deaths lower in states with stricter gun laws,” ABC News claims in a Wednesday “report” on a new “study” rehashing old deceptions. Yet another pediatrician is making the preposterous claim that citizen disarmament edicts, specifically so-called “universal background checks,” will save young lives.

Playing fast and loose with talking point terminology is evident right out of the starting gate, with the headline and the assertion that “More than 10 children die from firearms every day, and another 50 are injured by firearms daily.” Unless those firearms are self-animated and have wills of their own, intentionally leaving out the human actor is a deliberate deception.

This time out the “researchers” are judging the U.S. against “high-income countries,” a  term fabricated for a purpose.  Obama called them “advanced countries.” Some years back they were using the equally meaningless “highly developed countries” swindle until it was made obvious they were cherry-picking nations and deliberately leaving out some that had higher GDPs, economic complexities and literacy rates in order to “make their case.”

They also conveniently ignore countries with much stricter “gun laws” that have higher murder rates and numbers. The distinction is important because the headline says “deaths” are “lower” in more restrictive states, while the “study” synopsis says they have a “lower rate.” That means a high-population state can have plenty more murders than a low-population state yet claim a much lower rate, as any typical weekend in Chicago will demonstrate.

Note wherever you look, the vast majority of homicides committed with firearms take place in Democrat-controlled urban areas. If you take those out of the equation, the fact that it’s not the guns will be so obvious even a “progressive” pediatrician could see it – if she wanted to.

Speaking of which, of the “21,000 children” they say “died from guns” [!] we find “There were 14,583 deaths for 18-21-year-olds…”

Good grief, we’re talking gang-bangers here. At least that puts to the lie any notion that “background checks” will be “universal.” We’re also talking legal adults, pediatrics childcare admissions criteria notwithstanding. We’re talking people old enough to vote, to marry, to serve in the military and on many police forces.

Bring the age down to 16 and we’re talking a whole new population of Democrat voters if Nancy Pelosi gets her way.  And we know how they’re being manipulated by the older prohibitionists to vote away their birthrights.

“[T]his is a nonpartisan issue for us,” gun-grabbing pediatrician du jour Monika Goyal disingenuously claims, deliberately omitting the fact that it’s a huge issue for the Democrats. “This is not a political debate for us. We’re trying to figure out how to keep kids safe.”

Finally, there’s a point on which we can agree. Ultimately, it’s not a political debate for gun owners who will not disarm regardless of whatever evil and foolish edicts the monopoly of violence cultists enact. That’s because we know the best way to ensure the security of a free state and keep everyone safe hinges on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Let’s back up – it is alcohol that should be outlawed and has killed more people than guns ever will.

Wild Bill

@Becky, The USA already tried outlawing drinking alcohol. That is how organized crime grew exponentially and we never did get rid of organized crime. If guns were outlawed … crime in America would explode.

Wild Bill

@wjd, Yes, organized crime. The Kennedy family still owns the trade marks on several brands of gin and whiskey, and are still making money. Joe was a market manipulator, too. He would have agents secretly buy, sell, and spread rumors.
John Kennedy, famously, said that he had to read about the depression in college.


If these docs actually implemented a public health/epidemiological model to address the problem, they would have to find a vector. Hmmmnnn…inner city minority gangs and drug dealers In a few cities (not to mention illegal aliens in the US) are the primary vector for violent crime! Uh Oh! They certainly don’t want to discover THAT, do they?

Maybe they should address something they might know something about, like how to reduce the number of deaths caused by medical mistakes – which far outstrip all “gun deaths” by an order of magnitude.


If these docs actually implemented a public health/epidemiological model to address the problem, they would have to find a vector. Hmmmnnn…inner city minority gangs and drug dealers. In a few cities (not to mention illegal aliens in the US) are the primary vector for violent crime! Uh Oh! They certainly don’t want to discover THAT, do they?


By talking about gun control the doctors pull the attention away from the medical mistakes that kill way more people every year. That should be a subject of more discussion than guns. The only saving grace to the progressives is that they really don’t care how many people and babies die because that doesn’t hamper their plans of total control. Guns do figure into the equation in a major way.


LOL! But, hardly. Just read where a woman was ‘wrongly’ diagnosed with breast cancer. Problem being, she was subjected to a double mastectomy before they realized “their” mistake! Not quite as bad as the man going to the hospital, needed to have one of his legs amputated, for whatever reason. Left the hospital with NO legs because they initially amputated the WRONG one, resulting in being a ‘double amputee’ without any legs vice having one good leg! There are multitudes of stories like that, and still happening every day, but they are not the “anti-gun agenda” that the media loves… Read more »

Get Out

I’d be willing to bet a box of .22. long rifle ammo that these pediatricians or Monika Goyal would invite these so-called “children” into their homes for dinner without an armed escort present.


Camotim sez: If one is not old enough to buy a long gun (or a handgun for that matter) one is not old enough to vote. So we need to raise the voting age back to 21. And please do not tell me that the 26th Amendment prohibits that. if we can ignore the rights of those 18 to 20 under the 2nd Amendment we can ignore their rights under the 26th Amendment.



Excellent argument and calling out of hypocrisy. I do believe that is classified as what used to be known as “Common Sense”.


Are these the same pediatricians who keep silent when fellow doctors kill unborn children?


Gun control they will enforce at the point of a gun.


Which is why we will resist with our own. And believe me, there will be no hesitation or remorse here.

Ej harbet

Some folks when pushed enough become eager to push bag.
We might make a couple new landfills before they get the hint


Whenever a “liberal” champions a cause, whether it be gun control, “tolerance” of terrorist cults, or global warming, expect them to lie to further their agenda. Their agenda is the subjugation of the United States to a global socialism under the united nations and the elimination of capitalism.


File this under the “By any means necessary” file. The truth shall set you free. Progressive New Left types learned that fifty years ago and that is why they have developed sophisticated means to obscure truth. Case in point. By cherry picking data and presenting it in stilted graphs and charts they can try to make any case against individual liberty and personal responsibility. Their answer is always more control by their all seeing and all powerful God: government. No thank you.


Should be a lower case “g” for god there, as it is not the proper God, which is a name.

Excellent job though pointing out what their hearts actually worship regardless of what they say.