The following bit of retardery comes to you from a Facebook page called “Occupy Democrats.” This horde of simpleminded halfwits is composed of unwashed hippie imbeciles who strive to create the unholy spawn of the Occupy (bowel) Movement and the Obama Administration. In other words, these dolts are so far left, they lick the desiccated taint of Marx, while pushing the progtard agenda through ignorant memes.
Witness the stooopid.
At first, I was speechless. I couldn’t believe anyone would take this meme seriously.
Then I thought this HAD to be a troll post, and then I read the comments, which were nearly as stupid as the meme itself.
Then I wondered where this text was to be found in the Bill of Rights: A well fed populace being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear refrigerators shall not be infringed.
Maybe I missed it somewhere, but no… that ain’t it. It’s just not in there.
So apparently, refrigerator ownership is not a constitutionally protected right. Go figure.
Then I read the Refrigerator Safety Act. Yes, there really is such a thing.
Household refrigerators shall be equipped with a device enabling the doors thereof to be opened easily from the inside, either by the application of an outwardly directed force to the inside of the door or by the rotation of a knob similar to a conventional doorknob. The device shall not render the refrigerator unsatisfactory for the preservation of food under any or all normal conditions of use.
Well, gosh! There’s nothing in the Refrigerator Safety Act about limiting who is allowed to purchase a refrigerator, doing background checks on a refrigerator purchase, buying a refrigerator from a licensed refrigerator dealer, trying to ban extra large and cold refrigerators, banning automatic ice makers unless you have a license from the government to own one, or limiting the capacity and functionality of the refrigerator. If that was the case, I’m sure the National Refrigerator Association would have screamed bloody murder!
Most guns already have a device that ensures they can’t be fired when engaged. For the Glock and a few others, it’s your booger hook, but many have what’s called a safety. And Glocks do have an internal safety that makes them drop safe and only fire if the actual trigger is pulled. It does not render the gun unsatisfactory for its normal conditions of use, which a ban or the so-called “smart technology” would.
In 1985 a study published in Public Health Reports looked at the data from California about how many children between 0 and 9 years old died from suffocation in a fridge or freezer. The researchers found that between 1960 and 1981, such deaths fell by half, from just over 1 child per million to less than 0.5 children per million. That’s a little over 20 years of data.
According to the CDC, between 1999 and 2014 (the furthest back I could access that data), accidental firearm deaths of children between 0 and 9 years old were .9 per million. That’s less than one child per million of the same age.
But hey… if you want to pass a law that would require consumers to safely dispose of their guns, go right ahead.
Just leave the rest of my rights alone, filthy hippies!