Well, that’s horseshit, pure and simple. Not to overcomplicate the issue, let’s look at one thing and one thing only.
Drowning is the leading cause of death for infants
and young children between the ages of 1-4 (U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007)
OK, what about as they get older?
Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional
injury deaths in children aged 1-14 years. (U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention)
Soooo, if we’re really looking at what’s good for children, we’re gonna get rid of all those swimming pools, right?
Take that link, print that page, and keep several copies on hand. When some anencephalic brat decides to lecture you on gun safety, ask them if thye have a swimming pool. Then hand them that sheet. And call them a CHILD MURDEROR.
best of all, Pools are very efficient at killing. You don’t have to do anything with them, all they have to do is be there, and kids die. and there are less than nine million of them in the US. There are at least 300 million guns in the US, and the proportion of them being used in the death of children is statistically invisible. You want children not to die? empty those pools. That’ll do more actual good than any other single thing you can do.
No, it’s not about children, or even saving lives. It’s about controlling people you don’t like.