Guns are a polarizing issue only because people do not trust other people. Nothing is inherently wrong with not trusting other people until you decide that your lack of trust needs to infringe on the rights of other people. For the children of course.
I was reading through guidelines to determine if a child was in danger. Listed were a lot of common sense things, such as "cleanliness" and "broken glass on the floor". But also listed was "loaded gun in the house".
WTF? I asked myself. It wasn't "loaded gun where a child could get it" or "loaded gun not in a safe or security cabinet" it was simply "loaded gun".
As if having a loaded gun in my car would somehow be inherently more safe?
Note to liberal busybodies everywhere, children are still seven times more likely to drown in a family swimming pool and three times more likely to die falling down the stairs than be accidently shot. But are "swimming pools" or "stairs in the home" listed under "environmental hazards" on the checklist of child neglect? No.
Why do people have guns? For sport and recreation. Why do people have swimming pools? For sport and recreation.
Clearly we need to get rid of swimming pools. For the children. Think of the added "green" bonus in reduced water and chemical useage.
Act now, contact your congressperson to close the dangerous residential pool loophole.