June 12, 2005

SAVE the Children

As all the GFW's out there know, I'm rabidly pro-2nd Amendment; in fact I am on the far fringe of that belief, because I believe that it's every adults right (barring criminal history/insanity) to carry a firearm, and licenses/permits be damned. I believe that basic gun safety/marksmanship should be a required course in high school.

That being said, there is a danger out there, and it's killed far too many of our innocent children out there. And it's caused by adults that have no valid reason for possessing these instruments of death. They are mostly just status symbols of the power that wealth can bring. A substitute for a small penis perhaps?

In 2002, 1095 children between the ages of one and nineteen were victims of this pernicious atrocity. That same year, 166 children were the victims of firearms-related incidents...and 7,550 died in MVA related incidents. Yet the only outcry you hear of are against firearms.

I am thinking about starting my own lobbying group (ala Handgun Control Inc.) , legislating against this dangerous possession of irresponsible adults.
And considering there isn't an enumerated right to own one of these child killers in the Constitution, I should have an easier time of it than Sarah Brady has with guns.

I'll have to ponder it a bit more.....I have come up with an acronym for it already though: P.A.P. And I promise that the literature will be full of just that, much the same as in HGC Inc.'s

What is this deadly killer in our midst? Why do we allow these to be owned by people when they pose such a hazard, and they're totally needless,expensive, and mainly owned by the rich; you know, those people that cheat and rob from you to live their life of luxury? The acronym says it all: P.arents A.gainst P.ools.

And it's not just the fatalities we have to be concerned about, for every death there are near fatalities that have lifelong health consequences. They have used supposed "public health care costs" to attempt to ban smoking, yet the costs involved with near drownings far outweigh those.
Health care costs per near-drowning victim typically range from $75,000 for initial emergency room treatment to $180,000 a year for long-term care.
The annual economic costs of residential pool drownings and near-drownings of young children are estimated to be $450 million to $650 million.
Orange County Fire Dept

If Progressive are truly concerned for the welfare of our children,as they claim in the case of firearms, I hope they join me in this fight to stamp out these even more dangerous symbles of wealth and machismo. After all a gun can be used in protection, but a pool is just a tragedy waiting to happen.

Posted by Delftsman3 at June 12, 2005 09:22 PM

OMG Delfts!

Count me in!

These pools are sooo evil! After that we'll go ahead and ban water parks and flume rides!


Posted by: RightWingRocker at June 12, 2005 09:45 PM
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