Bad Idea Jeans: Gun in the House Edition

A National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care study discovered that kids are actually 30 percent more likely to be the victim of a firearm injury than was previously known. Also...

Each year, the study showed, there are 20,600 firearm injuries - including 8,368 injuries resulting in death - in people age 19 and younger. More than a third of these injuries - 37 percent - were unintentional.

Kids, especially teenage kids, are notorious for scouring a house in search of anything illicit, and they'll usually get their grubby hands on those items, even if they're locked away. So what's the solution? Instead of burdening the healthcare system with an additional 20,000 casualties (in the 35th trimester), maybe think about not having a gun in the house where the kids can stumbled onto it while they're searching for the porn stash.

By the way, if a guy really has to kill defenseless woodland creatures with a firearm, keep your guns locked up at the gun club or in a self-storage locker. It's basic common sense, irrespective of any self-serving misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

(This post is written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to further Media Matters’ mission to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence, and extremism, the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.)