Would Declaring Nation's Highways to be 'Accident-Free Zones' Help Save Lives?Submitted by chris cudnoski on Sat, 12/22/2012 - 20:39
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...