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OUTLAW SWIMMING POOLS! Swimming pools are 52 times more likely to kill children than guns!

Posted on 01/10/2013 7:40:27 AM PST by ComtedeMaistre

Here is some excellent analysis that shows that swimming pools kill more children than guns, despite the fact that we have more guns than swimming pools in this country:

http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/firearms-versus-swimming-pools.php

When you factor in the number of pools relative to that of guns, the analysis shows that a child is 52 times more likely to die in a swimming pool than by a gun shot. We need to outlaw swimming pools, in order to save the lives of children. I am all for pool control. We must fight to ensure that the pool builders lobby does not undermine our attempt to save the lives of children.

Why is Obama not holding a press conference to denounce the lack of pool control, and introduce licensing for people who own pools? Is it because guns are more effective at stopping communism than swimming pools?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: banglist; children; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; swimmingpools; vanity
As you may have guessed, my agenda is to expose the hypocrisy of liberal media elites. They do not care about American children, but want to create a mass hysterical reaction that will give them an excuse to repeal the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
1 posted on 01/10/2013 7:40:34 AM PST by ComtedeMaistre
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To: ComtedeMaistre

If we can save even one child’s life by outlawing swimming pools, it will be worth it.


2 posted on 01/10/2013 7:44:02 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Why don’t we just get to the core issue and outlaw water?


3 posted on 01/10/2013 7:45:28 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

I always wait five days before going into a swimming pool. It’s a cooling off period.


4 posted on 01/10/2013 7:45:28 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Is taking a cool dip in your swimming pool so important to you that it’s worth the life of even one of our precious children? Are you some kind of a monster?

/s


5 posted on 01/10/2013 7:47:34 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: ComtedeMaistre

The thing that scares people about guns is that they make a loud noise and people bleed when they are hit.

Swimming pools, bathtubs, alcohol, drugs and hospitals kill many many many times more people than guns, but they do it quietly and usually alone, so people don’t notice.


6 posted on 01/10/2013 7:48:09 AM PST by lurk
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To: ComtedeMaistre

That which is a danger to children does not matter.

What is a danger to totalitarian government is what matters.


7 posted on 01/10/2013 7:49:56 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

8 posted on 01/10/2013 7:50:09 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: lurk

The reason the Media is not scared of pools is you cannot stop a Jack Booted Thug with one.


9 posted on 01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

and while we are at it OUTLAW COCA-COLA AND PEPSI!

Did you know they PURPOSELY ADD CARBON-DIOXIDE (a dangerous greenhouse gas!) to their drinks?

That is what the bubbles are. I cannot believe this criminal behaviour is allowed to take place.

ALL ‘carbonated beverages’ must be banned!

Won’t somebody think of THE CHILDREN!!


10 posted on 01/10/2013 7:50:45 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: lurk

Medical malpracttice deaths run around 100,000 anually these are mostly wrong dose or wrong drug. We should ban drugs doctors and hospitals


11 posted on 01/10/2013 7:58:40 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Cars, trucks, SUV’s - now these are killers! Outlaw them!

Planes kill people - outlaw them....

I think the list could go on and on....


12 posted on 01/10/2013 8:02:58 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

National statistics support that medical and doctor mistakes cause 9000 more deaths in the population than guns.

9000


13 posted on 01/10/2013 8:04:26 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Going off the deep end!


14 posted on 01/10/2013 8:05:10 AM PST by getarope (Time for the repubs to grow some balls and STOP the Kenyan in his tracks NOW!)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Stop giving them ideas. Diving boards have already disappeared (I only know of one pool within 30 miles with diving boards...).


15 posted on 01/10/2013 8:06:34 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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While we’re at it, let’s also ban the trucks that deliver propane and gasoline so some nutcase doesn’t hijack one and plow it into a building full of people.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 8:07:50 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: fwdude
"Why don’t we just get to the core issue and outlaw water?"

Nah, the REAL killer is GRAVITY!

17 posted on 01/10/2013 8:10:20 AM PST by moehoward
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To: Diogenesis

That chart does suggest that black kids need to keep their butts out of the pool.

That or pools are just plain racist...


18 posted on 01/10/2013 8:10:33 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: moehoward

This just announced...

Mayor Bloomberg has outlawed having water more than one drop at a time out of an eye dropper

Claims it causes obesity....which causes death

(S)


19 posted on 01/10/2013 8:12:53 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Most towns won’t tell you but they consider pools a public nuisance.

Ask any building inspector. If the codes got any stricter, they’d have you filling them with concrete.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 8:14:12 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: from occupied ga

Someone with graph skills could make a graph comparing gun deaths per year with other causes.


21 posted on 01/10/2013 8:16:45 AM PST by lurk
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To: Little Ray

I have a diving board! Do I have to register it down at the US Government Dangerous Things Department of Registry?


22 posted on 01/10/2013 8:24:26 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

With the proposed mandate to install ADA approved lifts for the disabled, I feel many pools will be shut anyway.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 8:26:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Thank You - That is a very good effort. Issue more of the obvious hypocrisy via “actual” stats.

IMHO - this type of rebuttal to the anti - 2nd Amendment Idiots will be effective.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 8:32:24 AM PST by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

The Mooch says we have an obesity problem. So I propose we ban spoons, especially tablespoons that carry way more calories than teaspoons.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 8:33:05 AM PST by bushbuddy
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Dunno if you have to register it, but watch out for lawyers looking for a way to sue you for having “an attractive nuisance.”
26 posted on 01/10/2013 8:34:34 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

I posted the information below on FB on 12/20. It was in response to a gun banner who loves her pool!

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I did some digging last night and found a few things. The FBI estimates that about 100 million US households have legal firearms and they also tracked about 350 deaths where a “rifle” was used. Semi-automatic rifles are some subset of that 350 number, but it is not explicitly tracked separately from bolt actions, pump actions or single shot rifles. So, the rate of “preventable deaths from semi-automatic rifles that are not needed” is no more than 0.00035%.

Then I went to the CDC stats and found that they estimate that about 8-10 million US households have swimming pools and they tracked about 3,500 drowning deaths, but they do not track specifically the subset of drownings that occurred in bath tubs, lakes, streams or swimming pools. So, the rate of “preventable deaths from swimming pools that are not needed” is no more than 0.035%.

Our government’s own numbers are showing us that swimming pools are 1,000 times more dangerous than semi-automatic rifles!

If we are willing to accept the premise that the federal government should infringe on our liberty to address unnecessary deaths, then we would see much more value in banning swimming pools! In addition, we would cause harm to much fewer individuals and we don’t even have to deal with a Constitutional issue.

Heck, we all know that swimming pools are a luxury that no family needs! We should only allow people to swim in government owned pools.

Or we could simply live with the consequences of individual liberty and understand that we can address evil doers whenever possible, but we will never be able to stop all evil.


27 posted on 01/10/2013 8:34:44 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

28 posted on 01/10/2013 8:41:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ComtedeMaistre
As you may have guessed, my agenda is to expose the hypocrisy of liberal media elites.

I'd say you have your work cut out for you!

29 posted on 01/10/2013 8:41:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: lurk
Someone with graph skills could make a graph comparing gun deaths per year with other causes

That's the logical response, but gun control isn't about logic, or at least logic that the antis will admit to. They hate and fear guns at a visceral level. They are true believers in the power of the state. Government has substituted for God in their worldview, and anything that diminshes the power of their god - government - is hated and feared. freedom to defent one's self from tyranny is considered a form of blasphemy and hence not subject to rational discussion

To slightly misquote Stuart Chase, "For the true believer, no proof is necessary and no disproof possible."

Or to summarize anti-gunners are never satisfied until their oft stated goal of "A society where only the police and military are armed." is achieved.

They cannot be reasoned with because although they falsely claim to be interested in public safety, their antipathy to an armed populace isn't based on reason or logic. It's based on the worship of the state and anything that reduces the power of the state is viewed as blasphemy.

They cannot be bargained with because they have nothing to bring to their side of the table. Their idea of a bargain is to demand all of your rights, but settle for destroying some of them now and some of them later.

They don't have any fears about the process, because they risk nothing and don't have anything to lose. Their laws don't pass? So what? They'll just try again. They also know that we're too law abiding to do what really needs to be done

They feel no pity for the citizens wanting to protect their families and property from criminals. As far as they're concerned anyone with a gun IS a criminal.

And they NEVER QUIT. They may rest for a time, but like now they NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE

There are only three possible final outcomes

  1. They are successful and we are all disarmed and a tyranny that will make the Soviet Union look like utopia will begin We are killed by their beloved police either in resisting arrest or as part of the 25 million non re-educatable later
  2. We kill them and their JBTs in sufficient numbers to end the threat for a generation

30 posted on 01/10/2013 8:45:05 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: ComtedeMaistre
As having just installed a gunnite pool in my yard(gunnite is appropriate huh), I can assure everyone that armies of the state's parasites swarmed us for months ensuring compliance with safety standards meant to keep the money and state jobs flowing.

Ground plane requirements for the whole area, looped to rods(uniform potential)

Special gates for access areas

Alarms on each door to the exterior of the home with 100db chirping alerts that a door is opened(cannot be shut off)

A special float switch assembly with a siren which must activate if the water is disturbed during non-use.

A bunch more too petty to list.

31 posted on 01/10/2013 8:51:55 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Little Ray
We had a non-diving pool installed, because our homeowners informed us of being dropped if we had one. So now we jump off the sunroom roof into the pool instead.

Diving board = carnage

32 posted on 01/10/2013 8:56:21 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

I would hazard that you have a better chance of being eaten by a Polar Bear than being killed by an assault rifle.


33 posted on 01/10/2013 9:00:00 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

It’s not the pool, it’s the WATER.

OUTLAW WATER.


34 posted on 01/10/2013 9:35:01 AM PST by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: ComtedeMaistre

Please dont give them any ideas,many communities around us have closed thier pools because of regulations.Now instead of a safe pool kids swim in unsupervised rivers.


35 posted on 01/10/2013 9:52:43 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: ComtedeMaistre

This is only for the high-capacity pools.

A one-gallon bucket that you have to reload each time is more than sufficient.


36 posted on 01/10/2013 10:10:55 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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