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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
The Citizens Commission to Save Lives is actively seeking new members. Our motto is simple: “Save lives, by any means necessary.” Our central objective is to save lives by getting the government to ban potentially dangerous inanimate objects (baseball bats, hammers, rope over four feet in length, high-speed scooters, etc.)
1 posted on 03/03/2013 11:56:23 AM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

how many Americans die in car wrecks every year


2 posted on 03/03/2013 12:00:42 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

how many Americans die in car wrecks every year

Not as many as killed by bad prescriptions.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 12:03:23 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: EXCH54FE; zot; Interesting Times

Since people use their hands to choke other people to death; shall our ‘do anything to prevent’ folks push forward legislation that all new born children will have their hand amputated before being released from the hospital. and perhaps follow up legislation requiring the amputation of anyone with hands convicted of any crime, misdemeanor or traffic violation.

And without hands, hand gun crime would end.


4 posted on 03/03/2013 12:08:02 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: EXCH54FE

Life without taking the risk of getting killed isn’t worth living!!!

Stick your commission where the sun doesn’t shine!!!


5 posted on 03/03/2013 12:08:54 PM PST by dalereed
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To: EXCH54FE

I recall a similar article about 10 or so years ago.

It is amazing how many sober adults die in said pool.
It is understandable that many (not) sober adults die in said pool.
It is not at all amazing how many children drown but what is completely (Special Emphasis) are how many men, women, children and dogs die in a completely empty pool.

The strange thing is that cat deaths are never mentioned.


6 posted on 03/03/2013 12:18:39 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: jongaltsr

I am concerned with deaths resulting from falls down stairs. I think all stairs should be banned.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 12:29:58 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: dalereed

It’s satire.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 12:31:14 PM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: dalereed

Relax! It’s just a joke!! I think the point is to illustrate the ridiculousness of gun control!

:-)


9 posted on 03/03/2013 12:34:41 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: freedomson

“It’s satire.”

And it has a GREAT VIDEO!!!!!!

MOLON LABE, or is that BABE????


10 posted on 03/03/2013 12:35:13 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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To: freedomson

Then label the damn thing as satire and I wou’t click on it!


11 posted on 03/03/2013 12:37:43 PM PST by dalereed
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To: EXCH54FE
Private pools are a luxury for the 1%. The rich unfairly use more than their fair share of our scarce water. It's not like it, you know, falls from the sky or something. And then they have the nerve to poison the water with chlorine!

It's time to OccupyPool!

-PJ

12 posted on 03/03/2013 12:49:08 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EXCH54FE
Just watched Hitchcock's film Frenzy last night. The serial killer was known as the necktie murderer.

After watching this film, I must propose that we ban neckties immediately.

And then scary Hitchcock movies...

13 posted on 03/03/2013 12:52:11 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dalereed
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14 posted on 03/03/2013 12:56:35 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: EXCH54FE
Why don't you call yourselves “The Citizens Afraid of Life’’? For cryin’ out loud if you don't want a swimming pool, don't buy why one. Why do you feel it's your mission to decide for everyone else? I'm 56 years old and my generation grew up playing ‘’Cowboys and Indians’’, Dodge Ball, riding big Schwinn bicycles without helmets and eating breakfast cereal loaded with sugar and we're still here. For Gods sake we're raising a nation of pansies!
15 posted on 03/03/2013 12:58:00 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: EXCH54FE

He is exactly correct.

An excellent and well-known way to test one’s own bias, or to test bias in others, is to either substitute or reverse the key term of the argument and see how it plays. We see this occasionally on “man in the street” interviews before elections.


16 posted on 03/03/2013 12:59:22 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: dalereed

Guns.Com’s Title was an Editorial; so that is the way I posted it.


17 posted on 03/03/2013 1:00:28 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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To: EXCH54FE

I especially can’t believe we allow people to have even more deadly ADTs: boats.

At least in a pool, even a poor swimmer stands a chance of reaching safety. But even a good swimmer 5 miles offshore after falling off a boat may not survive.

And to make it worse, we allow adults to take children into such dangerous situations.

If we can just save ONE life by banning pools deeper than one inch and banning the use of boats completely, it is worth it. /s


18 posted on 03/03/2013 1:01:18 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: EXCH54FE

You will be happy to know that Mayor Bloomberg has joined the cause by banning all pools and boats in NYC and is calling for a statewide ban. /s


19 posted on 03/03/2013 1:04:45 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: EXCH54FE

1) Nobody needs a pool with a capacity of more than 1,000 gallons. Your community pool is staffed with lifeguards who have received special training for emergencies. Do not take matters into your own hands. Close the Slip-and-Slide loophole.


20 posted on 03/03/2013 1:07:50 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: EXCH54FE; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: “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...  photo Obama-3L.gif we’ve got an obligation to try.”

Our liberal abortion policy already keep children safer by killing them...  photo Obama-1.gif before they face the dangerous world where citizens are allow gun ownership.

If not for those evil Republicans, we could abort all children...  photo Nancy-Pelosi-1L.gif and just adopt all those excess Chinese babies.

Since the evil GOP denies us that and to prevent Crib Death on those children not aborted, we propose sweeping legislation...  photo Harry-Reid-5L.gif to outlaw sleep.

And you four idiots have to ask...  photo Bob-Beckel-1.gif why I am a Proud Liberal?

21 posted on 03/03/2013 1:14:01 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Flycatcher

The Boston Strangler(great movie with Tony Curtis as the strangler, BTW, can’t remember the exact title)didn’t use firearms either. IIRC, he used stockings or other objects to strangle his victims, hence the name “Boston Strangler”. Kind of a sarcastic comment there.


22 posted on 03/03/2013 1:25:01 PM PST by calex59
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To: EXCH54FE
I've been thinking about how we can get under the left's skin, and I think a "serious" movement to censor Hollywood (for it's own good of course,) only "reasonable restrictions" on things that "most Americans" would find "dangerous" and/or objectionable, like movies glorifying violence, or promiscuity, drugs, or attacking Christianity, for example.

In short, the threat of CENSORSHIP of Hollywood, which would drive them absolutely crazy.

If they want my second amendment rights, I want to threaten something they value, like their first amendment rights.

I'm not pro-censorship, just would like to make them go crazy.

23 posted on 03/03/2013 1:32:44 PM PST by Kenton
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To: Kenton
“If they want my second amendment rights, I want to threaten something they value, like their first amendment rights.”

Sign me up for that.

24 posted on 03/03/2013 1:38:12 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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To: mountainlion

BS. You are repeating a government sponsored lie about the dangers of medical care in the US.


25 posted on 03/03/2013 2:30:46 PM PST by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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To: EXCH54FE
And it has a GREAT VIDEO!!!!!!

Speaking of which, in the spirit of the piece, and in view of that line up thread, "where the sun don't shine," the video has a problem. Its attire was quite dangerous. All those melanoma deaths. President Burkha Obama should follow his friends' advice and ban the bikini.

26 posted on 03/03/2013 2:31:15 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Kenton; All
Media: Stop Shouting Fire! in Crowded Schools
27 posted on 03/03/2013 3:27:59 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Scarey thought, that I can actually imagine Bloom-borg imposing that on the “collective.” It will come to the point where the only safe place to be will be your personal safety pod. Then, to keep you entertained, they could wire you up 24/7 to a virtual reality game. They could call it, I don’t know, the Matrices or something. Hey, that’s a great idea for a movie. Oh wait ....


28 posted on 03/03/2013 3:30:16 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: GreyFriar

So, the DHS has bought 1.2 billion rounds of ammunition in order to save lives?


29 posted on 03/03/2013 3:44:24 PM PST by zot
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To: EXCH54FE
All potentially dangerous animate objects must also be banned.
We must ban, confiscate and destroy all Jack Russells.
If it saves the life of just one child we’ve got an obligation to try.
30 posted on 03/03/2013 4:18:46 PM PST by kanawa
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To: JohnBovenmyer
“Its attire was quite dangerous” Death by sunburn, it's a bad way to go....

All dried up and shriveled like a dry prune. I'll save them by applying sunscreen all over top to bottom....

Molon Labe

31 posted on 03/03/2013 4:27:31 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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To: jmacusa
For Gods sake we're raising a nation of pansies!

More like Dr Spock, the TV, Social Serpents (or fear thereof), and the schools are. We desperately need to root the Communists out of our children's lives.

I am all for letting a child be a child.

It used to be that the grownups had s.e.x. while the kids went out and climbed trees.

Now, they won't let a kid climb much of anything, but they're trying to teach them (not just sex but) perversion in kindergarten.

32 posted on 03/03/2013 5:00:08 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: EXCH54FE

Don’t forget, that sunscreen should be applied from a large magazine and, if not by full automatic, by a regularly repeated manual technique.


33 posted on 03/03/2013 5:01:31 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Hey! Get with the program! Don’t forget bathtubs and five-gallon buckets! (/s)


34 posted on 03/03/2013 5:03:16 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

daydreaming just daydreaming all day long..........

Pass the solarcaine!! Instant Cooling.....


35 posted on 03/03/2013 5:21:10 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416 "ItÂ’s one thing to make a law, ItÂ’s another to enforce it.")
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To: zot

There is another article I read recently that states the buy was a ‘misintrepretation’ of the purchase orders. I will send you the link when I find it. Until then here is this link to a Gannett article — http://www.courierpostonline.com/viewart/20130215/NEWS05/302140067/Government-bullet-buy-ammo-conspiracy-theorists

Here it is: http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2013/02/dhs-buying-billions-of-rounds-not-so.html


36 posted on 03/03/2013 5:55:22 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Smokin' Joe

My wife and I were talking recently about our childhood days and ‘’caps’’. Remember them? I forget the name of the company that made them but they came in a silver and blue box, I think there were like four rolls each with four rolls of caps on it. You put them in your cap pistol ,or like a friend of mine who would very patiently split them open, get as much powder as he could and make small bombs out of them. Can you even buy them anymore? I suppose they’re not even made any more. Good Lord, that’s all you’d need . Some Nervous Nellie would go on about the ‘’danger to our CHILDREN!!!!! I played ‘’Army’’ and “Cowboys and Indians’’ with toy guns, rode a big Schwinn Typhoon bike without a helmet and ate “Sugar Smacks’’ and “Sugar Pops’’ and I’m still kickin’ at 56.What have we turned into?


37 posted on 03/03/2013 6:44:54 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: yldstrk
how many Americans die in car wrecks every year

IIRC, the rate is 90 per day.

38 posted on 03/03/2013 6:49:17 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jmacusa
ate “Sugar Smacks’’ and “Sugar Pops’’

Better yet were "Sugar Babies".

39 posted on 03/03/2013 6:52:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Have to say I don’t remember them. “Sugar Smacks’’ and “Sugar Pops’’ were a treat in my house. Mom and Dad had seven of us(five boys, two girls), so they had to limit the sugar stuff. Mom(rest her soul) was a ‘’stay at home Mom’’ until her late forties when she went back to school and got a nursing degree and Dad was first a bricklayer and then a construction executive. That was 45-50 years ago. So much different than today. I hardly recognize this country anymore.


40 posted on 03/03/2013 10:04:48 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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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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