Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
I, like Brian Greenspun, am not a mathematical wizard, but I do like research to back up my claims. According to the National Safety Council, the odds of dying by firearms discharge is 1 in 7,059, compared with 1 in 108 for auto accidents, 1 in 749 for pedestrian fatalities, 1 in 1,112 from drowning, and 1 in 4,982 for a bicyclist. In fact, there are many things far more dangerous to our children than the exceedingly rare firearm deaths that occur.
Maybe if fear-mongers would advocate for general safety education as opposed to more gun control (using the latest euphemism for gun-safety laws), our children would be made more safe, and their parents less paranoid about sending their kids to school.