It still amazes me that after a number of children and adults were injured by these little suckers, they were Banned by our government. No regulations or restrictions on purchasing. Went straight to an all out ban on the sale of any kind. In fact, it was proclaimed in legislation that all existing Jarts should be destroyed.
Conversely, a far larger number of children have been injured or killed playing with a Firearm and it turns into a huge heated debate and battle over “rights” when you even consider any kind of discussion on the topic of establishing sensible guidelines and regulations to provide some sense of safety.
I’ve thrown a Jart and fired a shotgun. Both are pretty dangerous in their own right. Both are also fine if handled correctly and sensibly in the proper setting. (Throwing a Jart straight up in the air during a family picnic when I was seven was obviously in poor judgement).
One is banned and deemed unfit for human use (without so much as one mass Jarting) while the other continues to flourish despite daily reports of harmful outcomes. Doesn’t that seem a bit out of whack and speak to the overtly political and financially charged nature of the topic. Could it be, regardless of which side of the argument you’re on, that we as a society continually allow our egos and fears to cloud our ability to reason and judge appropriately?
I mean come on:
- Kids ends up in hospital with head / brain injuries from Jart = Banned Toy
- Kids end up in hospitals or graves after accidentally shooting themselves or a playmate = Decades long debate and billions of dollars spent supporting each side of an argument on firearm regulations
Both scenarios seem like unreasonably extreme reactions.(I personally dread the day I’m arrested for the Jart I have concealed under my bed to protect my family from intruders.) Surely somewhere in the middle is a Common Sense solution. (For both Jarts AND firearms)
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