One instructive way to think about gun control is to consider it a public health/consumer safety issue. So, to further show how America has lost its mind about this issue, consider the following facts:
The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For every person who dies from a gunshot wound, two others are wounded. Every year, approximately 100,000 Americans are victims of gun violence. In addition to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones.
A handful of tragic deaths each year in unsafe cribs results in government action; 32 dead children, 7 million cribs recalled. But 30,000 dead from gunfire every year is the acceptable cost of our sacred Constitution in action. America is crazy.
And given the Gun Nuts and their fantasies of protecting themselves from government usurpation of their rights with their stockpiled weapons, I'm kind of surprised that the NRA didn't call on Americans to rise up and defend themselves from tyrannical government seizure of the recalled cribs.