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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