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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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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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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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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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8 posted on 01/10/2013 7:50:09 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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28 posted on 01/10/2013 8:41:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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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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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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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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