I just learned about this today:
On December 30, 1912, at the age of twelve, Stevenson accidentally killed Ruth Merwin, a 16-year-old friend, while demonstrating drill technique with a rifle, inadvertently left loaded, during a party at the Stevenson home. Stevenson was devastated by the accident and rarely mentioned or discussed it as an adult, even with his wife and children. However, in 1955 Stevenson heard about a woman whose son had experienced a similar tragedy. He wrote to her that she should tell her son that “he must now live for two”, which Stevenson’s friends took to be a reference to the shooting incident.
Annual unintentional firearm homicides per 100,000 population:
These countries are collectively home to 190 million people.
We can’t even hold presidential elections that feature no unintentional gun homicides committed by the candidates.
I guess freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, and Jesus Christ died for nothing I suppose.