A trio of celebrities from the world of entertainment have urged Congress to move swiftly on approving a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” as reported by ABC News on Feb. 6, 2013.
Singer Tony Bennett, whose last Top Ten hit was in 1957, stated he would like to see “assault weapons eliminated.”
Funnyman Chris Rock likened Barack and Michelle Obama to “the mom and dad of the country. And when your dad says something – you listen.”
C-list television actor Adam Scott warned that if Congress fails to take action in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting it shows that the country is “broken.”
Cosmetic Appearance Does Not An Assault Weapon Make…
All three celebrities fundamentally misunderstand what constitutes an assault weapon.
What has been grossly under-reported by the mainstream media is that despite having all the accoutrements of military/tactical weaponry, most of what passes for “assault weapons” are actually small caliber varmint guns.
Big, Black And Scary…
Also grossly under-reported by the mainstream media is deaths and injuries that take place daily in the lavatories of America.
Despite Modern Art-styled washbasins that are large, black, multi-apparati and the primary cause of more than a few deaths, no celebrity group or media outlet has yet tagged them “assault bathtubs.”
I Was Doing Fine Until I Took A Bath…
A prime example of an American hero who overcame huge physical risks but faced ultimate danger while visiting the commode include:
- Senator John H. Glenn, Colonel USMC (Ret.) – Glenn served as a fighter pilot on both WWII and the Korean War as well as risking death as the first man to orbit the Earth without as much as a scratch, faced debilitating and career ending injuries caused by slipping on a bathroom rug and struck his head on a bathtub.
Unintentional Deaths And Injuries In The Home…
According to National Safety Council’s 2006 report, 1,100 people died of accidental drowning in the home.
During the same timeframe accidental firearms discharges in the home accounted for less than half that number, a total of 500.
But in a 2011 report from the Los Angeles Times, the yearly number of restroom related injuries alone account for two-thirds of all accidental injuries in the United States.
As cited, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 234,094 non-fatal injuries for those aged 15 and older.
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