Ban Carrying Loaded Firearms Really Be Safe Essay

1022 Words Jan 26th, 2016 5 Pages
Deer Hunting

Here are the figures on how safe this blood sport really is.
How can a sport where adults and the young run around the woods and over water while carrying loaded firearms really be safe? Each hunting season newspapers and television news broadcasts inform the public of hunting tragedies ranging from accidental shootings and drowning, to fatal falls from tree stands. Is hunting just an accident waiting to happen? I mean, is it really so dangerous that even the Vice-President of the United States is not safe to join on a hunting trip to the woods? Most, but not all hunting accidents involve firearms.
In a recent report from the National Safety Council, a nonprofit public service organization, revealed an amazing 48 percent decline in accidental firearm-related deaths in the past decade. According to the National Safety Council, which keeps tabs on accidents in its “Injury Facts 2005-2006” publication, no other category of accidental death has declined as much in recent years. Some statistics from the National Safety Council.
It is worth noting that annually, fatal hunting accidents occur at a rate of 80 to 90 persons per year. That is only 12 to 15 percent of the national average of deaths by accident use of firearms. Conversely, each year in the United States, there is 1,500 to 1,800 people that drown, and another 800 to 875 people killed in boating accidents. Ironically, hunting accidents are one of the few categories of fatal accidents that have been in…

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