Guns and swimming pools


Quick, what’s the difference between a gun and a swimming pool?

Don’t answer that. It’s a stupid question. Anyone with a grade school education — or even no education — should be able to tell the difference between the two. However, there continues to be this comparison between guns and swimming pools in trying to justify the refusal of any type of reasonable gun control. The argument goes like this:

More children die from accidental drownings in swimming pools each year than from accidental or intentional shootings. Thus, swimming pools are more dangerous, yet parents and politicians do not rally to ban swimming pools. As a result, parents and politicians who want to outlaw guns but not pools are hypocrites who want to trample on the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

It seems reasonable, right? If something kills more children than the other thing, then the something needs to…

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2 thoughts on “Guns and swimming pools

  1. gamegetterII 01/31/2015 / 11:07 PM

    Just curious-why did you reblog such anti-gun nonsense?
    I did post-or at least attempted to-(I’ll see if the posts are allowed)-a couple of rebuttals.
    One to a comment from a so-called gun owner,and one in response to the blog owner/author of the anti-gun drivel.
    Anyone who uses the term “ammosexual” gets all of their “knowledge” concerning firearms from anti-gun propaganda.


  2. The Grey Enigma 02/01/2015 / 12:33 PM

    The take home message in the piece is in the graph the author made at the bottom of the original post, that is, the proportion of injuries from pools that turn fatal is the same as the proportion of the injuries from guns. Stated otherwise, there is no difference between the “lethality” of a pool accident vs. a gun accident. This is the only statistical fact I can derive from the piece. The author makes as good a case for pool control as for gun control, and therefore proves that guns are no more dangerous than pools. See my point GG?


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