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Report: 58 Toddler-Related Shootings in 2016

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By    |   Thursday, 20 Oct 2016 02:09 PM

More than 50 toddlers have been involved in shootings this year, highlighting a point that Democrat Hillary Clinton made during Wednesday night's presidential debate.

According to The Washington Post, there were 58 shootings committed by toddlers in 2015. This year, the figure stands at 51 — four more than there were at the same time last year.

Clinton and Republican Donald Trump were asked about gun control during the debate and Clinton said she was "upset" about a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that erased Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban. Part of the ruling overturned a mandate that some firearms need to be taken apart and locked while being stored in a private home.

"Well, I was upset because, unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, unfortunately, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions," Clinton said.

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released a satirical video earlier this week that blamed toddlers for gun safety problems.

"America's got a real problem. It's time we did something," the narrator says. "We need to lock them up. Not the guns — that's just un-American. The toddlers. Round them up. Deport them. Get them out of our country. And keep them away from our guns."

The ad took a shot at both the NRA and Trump, who has pledged to round up illegal immigrants living in the United States and deport them.

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