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School 'utterly Devastated' After Boy Killed by a Cricket Ball

Posted on the 01 March 2012 by Mikeb302000
OK, how many school shootings have there been in the US in the last week?
Seriously, what do you expect when deadly weapons are epidemic?
Anyway, for those of you who would point out shit about drownings, hammer deaths, and so on--I bring you this story from the UK.

School 'utterly devastated' after boy killed by ball

A 16-year-old died after apparently being hit with a cricket ball at Portchester School, Bournemouth, on Monday. Needless to say, since cricket is the English national sport somewhat like baseball is in the US, shouldn't there be more deaths by cricket ball?
Add in that the police are investigating that this could have been a result of a brawl.
Not to mention that this was a specialist sports college. That meant all sorts of athletic equipment was tossed about in what could have been a slaughter caused by various forms of sporting equipment.
Let's be realistic, cricket is more like gun ownership in the US. There should be many more deaths by cricket ball given that comparison.
But there isn't.
Could it be that the usual inanimate object to deadly weapon analogy made by gun loons is seriously flawed?
Seriously, how many mass cricket ball massacres have you heard about?
For that matter, this is a pretty rare occurrence. While a cricket ball will hurt like hell if one hits you (they are like hardballs), rarely are they deadly. Former England captain, Ian Botham, took a hit to the nose and is still alive to tell the tale.
The reality is that guns aren't just "inanimate objects" they are deadly weapons which, when used properly, can result in serious bodily injury or death.
After all, isn't that the real reason that gun loons want them? To make up for their inadequacies elsewhere?

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