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''The commission today finally did what we should have done a long time ago,'' said another commissioner, Anne Graham. ''What limited recreational value lawn darts may have is far outweighed by the number of serious injuries and unnecessary deaths.''
Metal lawn darts are still banned from sale in the U.S. to this day. Guns on the other hand, as a consumer product, remain completely unregulated, and here's a glimpse of the accidental deaths and injuries they've caused (via Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence):
Between 2005 and 2010, almost 3,800 people were killed and over 95,000 people were injured in unintentional shootings in the U.S. Over 42,000 victims of unintentional shootings during this period were under 25 years of age, and more than 1,300 of these children and young adults died. As stated in an October 2012 study from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, “Although unintentional or accidental shootings account for a small share of firearm related mortality and morbidity, these deaths and injuries are highly preventable through proper design of firearms.”
We're not even talking about gun safety laws like background checks, we're talking about product safety regulations—things like "magazine disconnect mechanisms" or "chamber load indicators," as you can read below....................
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