Nanny-State propaganda You should also ask to see if the other parents have a pool, because those kill more kids every year than guns. What about toxic chemicals under the sink? Alcohol in the cabinet/fridge? I guess they haven't read the studies by John Lott, which would refute these claims. John Lott's Website Logically, however, I guess the statement is true. I have zero risk of dying in a parachuting accident if I never go parachuting. You probably can't walk 10 steps in my house without a gun being hidden somewhere. So, I don't actually think safety is unwarranted, it's just the method by which these moral-entrepreneurs push their agenda is the problem.