Here's a great discussion. http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showth ... 10 people a day die in swimming pools. 1 out of 5 is a child. So every week and a half, more children die in swimming pools than died in Newtowne. Guns save lives. Swimming is just for fun. There is no constitutional right to swimming. So, if politicians really care about children, they'd go after swimming pools. Or at least impose restrictions, such as a home evaluation and psychiatric evaluation before installing a swimming pool. Pools should be limited to 2 feet in depth. Each season, before refilling the pool, there should be a mandated psychiatric eval, in case the owner went crazy in the past year. Sales of chlorine should be monitored and reported to the state to flag inappropriate use of chlorine, either in inadvertently overdosing the water or poisoning people. Or making explosives. I have some ideas about drunk driving and subway shovings, but that's for another post.