The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
No one is surprised that CNN is taking an anti-gun position, even if it’s about airguns. It’s kind of their thing. Take, for example, the story they ran on Monday about how airgun accidents with children have supposedly skyrocketed. Titled, “Air gun eye injuries rise 169% among kids, study finds,” the story is full of scaremongering designed to terrify parents and to keep them from allowing their kids access to airguns.
After starting with an anecdote about a kid who lost an eye to an airgun accident, they offer this:
Between 1990 and 2012, the rate of eye injuries tied to nonpowder guns — such as BB, pellet and paintball guns — in the United States skyrocketed 168.8%, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
In that 23-year period, the most common sports- and recreation-related eye injuries among children occurred while theypost was originally published on this site