Well… here it is. The dumbest thing I’ve seen all day.

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.

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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!

10 responses

  1. The meme (as are most) is nonsensical to anyone who thinks about it for half a second. The only valid comparison between the fridge and a firearm would be if there were laws proposed to make a firearm safer when misused, as the fridge was.

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  2. Happily, all the bullets in the cartidges that get stuck in my firearms can make it out just fine.

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  3. Yep…ranks right up there with “The Second Amendment only allows you to have a musket.”

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  4. There once were people in Virginia, being legal adults, they decided to have consensual sex.

    So Laws were passed to put an end to this debauchery.

    VAC § 18.2-344. Fornication.
    Any person, not being married, who voluntarily shall have
    sexual intercourse with any other person, shall be guilty
    of fornication, punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.

    Now people who are not married no longer have sex in Virginia.

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  5. The dumbest thing thing you’ve seen today, Nicki? Must be getting hard to choose, as the flow of dumb is getting wider and deeper and weirder by the day.. 😛

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  6. while data is all over the place, I have found it as high as 58 children per year who have died as a result of drowning in 5 gallon plastic buckets. I am considering writing my congressperson Debbe Stabbe you in the back, and ask her to sponsor a law to require all plastic bucket be manufactured with at least one 2 inch hole in the extreme bottom. This is the only way to ensure that no more of our babies will be brutally killed in such an atrocious manner. If it even saves only one life, it will be worth it.
    At the very least, the manufactures can start working on smart bucket technology, which will sense when any dampness occurs and will immediately dissolve the bottom, thereby rendering it safe.
    I think I feel a tear coming on.

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    1. I haven’t seen one for a while, but some time back Walmart was selling round-bottom “safety” buckets, that couldn’t stand upright and full of water without a special base (sold separately, I kid you not). While you’re waiting on the legislation HERE is a bucket for you; hole in the bottomAND round base.

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  7. kind of like guns and bullets sold separately? makes about as much sense as cars and wheels sold separately

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  8. They can take my refrigerator when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!

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  9. […] Stupid will also share a dumb meme about refrigerator safety and disingenuously compare it to gun safety. Because NRA! EVIL! And […]

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