Report lacks full story on guns

Every day a child or youth is shot in Ontario and 75% of those injuries are unintentional, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and The Hospital for Sick Children.

Sometimes a report is well-meaning and honest, while alarmingly incomplete.

The risk of such a report, without a full explanation of what it reveals, is that politicians will react emotionally, passing ineffective laws which will impact innocent gun owners, but solve nothing.

The report reads, “researchers examined data representing all children and youth up to 24 years of age.”

No one among the general public calls a 24-year-old a child.

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