"Whats more dangerous: a swimming pool or a gun? When it comes to children, there is no comparison: a swimming pool is 100 times more deadly. In 1997 alone (the last year for which data are available), 742 children under the age of 10 drowned in the United States last year alone. Approximately 550 of those drownings about 75 percent of the total occurred in residential swimming pools. According to the most recent statistics, there are about six million residential pools, meaning that one young child drowns annually for every 11,000 pools. Op-ed piece on swimming pools vs. guns as the most dangerous weapon ? Deltoid So all of you that were so fraught with anxiety over the 88 deaths last year in mass killings.. JOIN ME against the BIGGEST KILLER... backyard swimming pools! If any of you want to join my campaign against those evil swimming pools that kill more kids then guns.. let me know and I'll create "banswimmingpools.org" and will get these evil swimming pool manufacturers and builders that are KILLING our kids out of business! END the KILLINGS of more kids then GUNS!! After all it's for the children!!!!