Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Fear Industrial Complex

This from John Stossel at 20/20:
Here's another example. What do you think is more dangerous, a house with a pool or a house with a gun? When, for "20/20," I asked some kids, all said the house with the gun is more dangerous. I'm sure their parents would agree. Yet a child is 100 times more likely to die in a swimming pool than in a gun accident.

Parents don't know that partly because the media hate guns and gun accidents make bigger headlines. Ask yourself which incident would be more likely to be covered on TV.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, it's the discussion I have about once a year with our neighbors!

They have three kids under school age. They also have a pool- with no cover and no fence- and since I only see the "adults" outside about once a month, there is no supervision either.

But they "express concern" about my kids because I carry a gun.

Danger is in the eye of the beholder, I guess.

Barry in IN

Anonymous said...

http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/search/label/gun%20control

The above link mentions the John STossel article and shows a 2005 Arizona Dailey Star front page article with big pictures stating the same thing. The exception to the rule. Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Education is key when it comes to guns and kids.

My father knew this and taught me early about gun safety. He also did not have guns laying about willy nilly like some folks. He had them locked up or on his person.

I do the same now and I dont even have kids. It is second nature for me to have control over my guns, just like I would over my car.

Anonymous said...

We have to have villains in our lives.
Whether it's guns, tobacco, drugs or alcohol, the more scared you are, the more compliant you are.

How else would the offer of "security" from the government pan out? You certainly can't have people thinking for themselves! What if they make the wrong choice? Who will they blame it on besides Mom and faulty potty training?

Remember - they're here to help you...from cradle to grave whether you want them to or not!

kmitch

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