Skip to comments.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:
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?
If we can save even one child’s life by outlawing swimming pools, it will be worth it.
Why don’t we just get to the core issue and outlaw water?
I always wait five days before going into a swimming pool. It’s a cooling off period.
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?
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.
That which is a danger to children does not matter.
What is a danger to totalitarian government is what matters.
The reason the Media is not scared of pools is you cannot stop a Jack Booted Thug with one.
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!!
Medical malpracttice deaths run around 100,000 anually these are mostly wrong dose or wrong drug. We should ban drugs doctors and hospitals
Cars, trucks, SUV’s - now these are killers! Outlaw them!
Planes kill people - outlaw them....
I think the list could go on and on....
National statistics support that medical and doctor mistakes cause 9000 more deaths in the population than guns.
Going off the deep end!
Stop giving them ideas. Diving boards have already disappeared (I only know of one pool within 30 miles with diving boards...).
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.
Nah, the REAL killer is GRAVITY!
That chart does suggest that black kids need to keep their butts out of the pool.
That or pools are just plain racist...
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
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.
Someone with graph skills could make a graph comparing gun deaths per year with other causes.
I have a diving board! Do I have to register it down at the US Government Dangerous Things Department of Registry?
With the proposed mandate to install ADA approved lifts for the disabled, I feel many pools will be shut anyway.
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.
The Mooch says we have an obesity problem. So I propose we ban spoons, especially tablespoons that carry way more calories than teaspoons.
I posted the information below on FB on 12/20. It was in response to a gun banner who loves her pool!
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 governments 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 dont 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.
I'd say you have your work cut out for you!
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
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.
Diving board = carnage
I would hazard that you have a better chance of being eaten by a Polar Bear than being killed by an assault rifle.
It’s not the pool, it’s the WATER.
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.
This is only for the high-capacity pools.
A one-gallon bucket that you have to reload each time is more than sufficient.