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December 30, 2018

Is This Peak Stupid? Because It Sure Seems That Way: NY Town Sponsors Toy Gun "Buyback"

Toy Guns Are Target for Gun Control

"We don't want the kids playing with guns," Hempstead Village Trustee LaMont Jackson told WABC-TV. "Guns are dangerous."

According to the CDC, Second-hand smoke causes an estimated 41,000 deaths each year in the United States. Now, I think that number was pulled out of somebody's ass, and has very little to do with the reality-based universe. But for the purposes of argument, let us use that number to compare to gun homicides each year, and the number of self-inflicted smoking deaths, again according to the CDC, 439,000, to compare to the number of gun suicides each year.

I'm going to use an estimate of 40,000 total gun deaths and 30,000 gun suicides. I question the 10,000 gun homicide number too, but even the most math-challenged of us will immediately see my point.

Clearly smoking is, BY FAR, the more serious public health issue and requires an immediate response from the federal and various state governments. For a start, licensing of all users, mandatory tobacco safes in each user's home and vehicle, additional licensing of all users who choose to carry tobacco products outside the home. We also need tobacco-free zones extending 1,000 ft around every school, and ban carrying tobacco in any establishment that serves alcohol, since the link between use of alcohol and use of tobacco is well known. In addition, sexual activity often leads to smoking, so a comprehensive program of education, including warnings printed on condoms, diaphragms, sex toys, etc. is the minimum.

Since we are discussing "Peak Stupid." please comment with any additional restrictions that are in the spirit...


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