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EDITORIAL: Why I Favor a Complete Ban on ‘Aquatic Deathtraps’ aka Swimming Pools
Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 3, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry

Posted on 03/03/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by EXCH54FE

Our fearless leader in the White House, President Barack Hussein Obama believes we must do everything in our power to save lives, even if it involves stripping law-abiding citizens of their private property or infringing upon their constitutionally guaranteed rights.

In a gun-control stump speech in Minnesota last month, the president explained why we must be prepared to give up our freedom to save lives.

“No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if there’s even one thing we can do, if there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.”

As the founding member of a nonexistent public safety organization called the Citizens Commission to Save Lives, I wholeheartedly agree with the president. It’s time we start saving lives, by any means necessary.

To that end, every year about 3,500 people drown unintentionally in non-boating related incidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That equates to about ten deaths per day of which two are children under the age of 14. Looking at the aggregate picture, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.

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To: jmacusa
I hardly recognize this country anymore.

If I recall correctly, Sugar Pops were shot from guns. No way would the leftards allow that today.

It has changed, but not all for the worse. I'm glad I don't have to shovel coal into a furnace and haul clinkers anymore.

41 posted on 03/03/2013 10:57:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Citizen Tom Paine

I invented stairs that prevent such an accident.
When a person weight is spread on three or more steps the stairs unfolds and turns into a slide. Immediately there appears a mat at the bottom that catches the falling (now sliding) person.

For some reason nobody wanted to buy it because it would have been impractical economically. The logical reason is that so few people are actually hurt and very very few actually die from such an accident and the cost of $20,000 to make that improvement was cost prohibitive.

The government on the other hand thought it was a great idea because of the tax income that would be produced from such a modification.

They were not concerned about saving lives but rather focused on the potential tax collections they could recover.

If you believe this story then you are a potential politician.

42 posted on 03/04/2013 12:33:48 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Alaska Wolf

Yeah, “Sugar Pops’’ had some kind of little bear as their logo I believe and he had a six-shooter. Heck, The Mousekeeters had guns. Hey, I’m a city kid and I remember coal fired boilers and the smell of it and using the ash for traction on snowy sidewalks.

43 posted on 03/04/2013 12:56:34 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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