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