Sunday, May 29, 2011

Misplaced priorities

The Arizona Republic newspaper has a front-page story today detailing the tragic fact that 21 children drowned in Maricopa County in 2010, and that eight children have already perished in a similar manner so far this year.  That is a truly sad state of affairs, to be sure.

To put things in perspective, however, the CDC reports that in 2007 (the latest year for which data is available) three children ages 0-17 were killed in the entire state of Arizona as a result of unintentional firearm-related accidents.

So which is more dangerous again?

The question bears asking - why aren't clueless Brady Campaign front groups such as Moms Against Guns and GunFreeKids marching in the streets advocating the banning of swimming pools and bathtubs?  Their plaintive "it's for the children" argument would then at least make a tad more sense.

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