Is Dog face still swooning over his gun fetish? I found some interesting stats while reading a story about a guy in Ohio who blew away a 15 year old kid for stepping on his lawn.. Pumped two rounds from a .410 shotgun into the lad at point blank range. factoids: 1] a kid is killed by a gun every three hours in the US [ I know - old joke - why won't the kid stay down ? ] 2] nearly 1000 children under age 19 are killed each year by guns 3] 40% of households own guns. These guns are 22 times more likley to be involved in ' accidental ' shootings and 11 times more likely to be used in a suicide than used in self-defence 4] on average more than 80 citizens are killed by gunfire every day. and as for the guy who offed the kid.. Ohio does not require a permit to purchase a gun, nor does the state require a licence to own [ though some municipalities have bylaws covering aspects of ownership ] Most state legislatures are considering bills to ' relax' gun controls now in place. Florida [ Dubya's brother runs the show there ] introduced a law last year giving citizens the right to ' stand their ground ' and open fire, even in a public place, if they ' feel threatened '. The Florida gun lobby is pushing for a state bill that would allow employees to bring their guns to work, with or without employers' consent. [ so don't mess with the guy at the ' complaints' department ] think I'll scratch Florida and Ohio off my vacation list for a bit.