A Texas politician Kyle Kacal says guns don’t kill people; ping pong kills people, according to Yahoo News.
Yup, those little plastic balls are deadly and dangerous when smacked with reckless abandon in the paddle-laden hands of a seasoned player.
“I’ve heard of people being killed playing ping-pong — ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns. Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything.”
The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that various sports equipment may be hazardous — for instance, some brands of tennis rackets have been recalled for possible lead poisoning.
Also in the category of non-ping-pong-related hazards and dangerous goods of leisure include a model helicopter that had to come off the shelves because they pose “laceration hazards.”
Don’t even get them started on skateboards, scooters and bikes, which alone probably cost more in medical bills than most sporting equipment. Face it, not everyone wears pads and helmets because peer pressure calls it “uncool”.
The lifetime rancher who takes his seat in 2013 says that new gun restrictions are unnecessary.
Kyle Kacal, owner of a hunting business, came out against a bill instructing Texans how to properly secure their assault weapons. A gun only does what its holder tells it to do, barring malfunction, and in irresponsible hands it could used to do horrible things.
Kacal goes on record as saying, in The Eagle:
“People know what they need to do to be safe. We don’t need to legislate that — it’s common sense. Once everyone’s gun is locked up, then the bad guys know everyone’s gun is locked up.”
If you make it illegal, only the outlaws will have it.