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AndyS

(14,559 posts)
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 05:48 PM Aug 2022

A letter to the editor . . .

A casual trip to our local Home Depot sadly displays America’s true concern for its children. I went to buy some corded windows blinds to replace damaged ones only to find there were none to be found; only cordless versions were available. When I asked the store associate for help, she mentioned corded blinds are now illegal as too many children are strangled by them. A quick online search reports 300 children died annually from strangulation by the cords — tragic but dwarfed by the 10,000 children killed each year by guns. And gun manufacturers adamantly refuse to put smart-phone like fingerprint locks on their guns.

Seriously, what’s wrong with this country?

— Darius Mohsenin, Santa Cruz
https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2022/08/14/letter-gun-control-policies-vs-a-ban-on-corded-blinds/
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A letter to the editor . . . (Original Post) AndyS Aug 2022 OP
Corded Blinds Are Obviously Not Guaranteed By The Constitution SoCalDavidS Aug 2022 #1
Also gratuitous Aug 2022 #3
+1, Pistol Grip Rifle ownership isn't guaranteed either but MAGA wants 18yr olds to have them uponit7771 Aug 2022 #7
Home Depot supports samplegirl Aug 2022 #2
When were corded blinds cancelled??? FoxNewsSucks Aug 2022 #4
Maybe it varies by state? ShazzieB Aug 2022 #9
Ban took place in December, 2018. SeattleVet Aug 2022 #10
Mine came from Lowe's, FoxNewsSucks Aug 2022 #11
GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!!! AZ8theist Aug 2022 #12
Great editorial! Chorded blinds? I'm a musician. Beakybird Aug 2022 #5
K&R, uponit7771 Aug 2022 #6
Remote controls are taking over every shelf which once held nicknacks..... jaxexpat Aug 2022 #8
Excellent point. 3catwoman3 Aug 2022 #13
In the early morning hours of June 29, 1967 PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2022 #14

SoCalDavidS

(9,999 posts)
1. Corded Blinds Are Obviously Not Guaranteed By The Constitution
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 05:55 PM
Aug 2022

I also suspect there is not a Corded Blinds Association paying off repubs in Congress.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
3. Also
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 05:58 PM
Aug 2022

Owners of corded blinds won't threaten to hunt you down and strangle you with a blind cord for making them mad.

FoxNewsSucks

(10,488 posts)
11. Mine came from Lowe's,
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 08:26 PM
Aug 2022

but that "custom" exception would apply to most blinds. Since they are custom-measured and ordered.

AZ8theist

(5,670 posts)
12. GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!!!
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 08:50 PM
Aug 2022

TYRANNY! DEEP STATE!!! REGULATORY GESPACHO!!

THIS. WILL. NOT. STAND!!

CIVIL WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( this can't sound as stupidly ridiculous as the whining of the Reich regarding a TRAITOR.)

Beakybird

(3,338 posts)
5. Great editorial! Chorded blinds? I'm a musician.
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 06:29 PM
Aug 2022

My blinds make a percussive sound when I open them by hand but no chords. 😢

jaxexpat

(7,039 posts)
8. Remote controls are taking over every shelf which once held nicknacks.....
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 07:48 PM
Aug 2022

and other culturally important stuff. Now we don't have good things because there's too many modern conveniences and empty Starbucks cups cluttering my coffee table. I know you know.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,982 posts)
14. In the early morning hours of June 29, 1967
Mon Aug 15, 2022, 09:11 PM
Aug 2022

Jayne Mansfield's car slid under a traffic trailer, killing the three adults in the front seat. The three children sleeping in the back survived.

Not long after, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made it mandatory for all semi truck trailers to be fitted with under-ride bars, also called DOT bars or "Mansfield bars." The steel bar hangs from back of the cargo area and is designed to stop a car before it rolls underneath the trailer.

Oddly enough, no other such accident has ever happened.

One accident, and a serious change. Meanwhile, remind us again how many people die from guns every year?

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