From The Independent:
Roughly once a week this year, on average, a small child has found a gun, pointed it at himself or someone else, and pulled the trigger. Boys are disproportionately likely to do this: I could find only three cases where a girl under the age of 4 wounded someone with a gun. In 13 of the 43 total incidents, a child’s self-inflicted injuries were fatal. In two other cases, another person died after being shot by a toddler: a father in Alabama, and a 1-year-old in Ohio.
In one instance, a 3-year-old managed to wound both of his parents with a single gunshot at an Albuquerque motel.
Shootings by toddlers have happened in 24 states so far this year. Missouri has seen the most, with five separate incidents. Florida has had four. Texas, three. Due to the low number of total cases and the isolated nature of these incidents I’d caution against drawing broad conclusions from the map above. But it is worth noting that the shootings don’t necessarily follow broader population trends. California, the most populous state in the nation, hasn’t had any. Nobody has been shot by a toddler in New England or the Upper Midwest.
Pharmaceutics CEO Martin Shkreli wanted to make a donation to Bernie Sanders’ campaign in order to get a meeting with the Vermont senator, according to Stat.
They’ll be passing on the money to a Washington health clinic, and Shkreli—the so-called “most hated” man in America whose company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of an AIDS drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill—will not be getting to meet with the Democratic presidential candidate.
In an interview Thursday with Stat, Shkreli said he was “furious” Sanders was using him as a punching bag after he made the maximum allowed individual contribution, $2,700, to the candidate’s campaign, so that the two could meet and discuss their differences.