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Would Declaring Nation's Highways to be 'Accident-Free Zones' Help Save Lives?

I've been thinking about the 'logic' of supposed Gun-Free Zones and all the lives that have theoretically been saved, and wondering if the same idea could be extended to other areas of daily life where people often meet with harm.

The argument, as I understand it, is that, if America were declared a Gun-Free Zone then gun violence would stop, right?

So why not declare all of our highways to be accident-free zones?

If that works, we could move on to 'Drug Overdose Free Zones'.

Ice-fisherpeople could be greeted with signs informing them they are in 'Falling through the ice and freezing to death-free zones'

Home Depot could post signs in all their stores declaring them 'Getting hit on the head by a falling case of 3/8" drill bits-free zones'

City parks could put up signs warning children they are in a 'falling out of a tree and squooshing your head-free zone'.

College dormitories could declare themselves 'drinking 23 shots of Jagermeister and choking to death on your own vomit-free zones'.

The possibilities are endless...

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Lol

Of course ;)

Actually why the need for

Actually why the need for multiple laws such as 'gun-free zones' 'eruption-free zones' 'erection-free zones' ... just make all crime illegal and announce that the entire US is 'crime-free zone' :P

A clearer analogy would be to declare them vehicle free zones.

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"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Breaking: Yellowstone National Park Declared 'No Volcano

Eruption Zone.'

Whew-that was a close one.

Jen had known associations with pandas in college.

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Reminds me of my "liberal" influenced solution to homelessness

Make everyone buy a house.
Nut your idea is so much better. We declare the USA a "Homeless Free Zone" and it's solved. Brilliant!

I could get behind a

state free zone.

meekandmild's picture

Government free zone

post that sign at home and business. see if it works?

Just ban anything that kills people

in cases of suicide, ban yourself. Problem solved.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

I wish they'd ban regret.

sigh...

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deacon's picture

it didn't help the deer much

see,have a look :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI8UPHMzZm8&list=FLh3z_jhNkBR...
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Now that's the type of forward thinking our country needs.

...also, how about tornado-free zones???
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Jen had known associations with pandas in college.

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