FRIDAY FLASHBACK!: Banning the guns (or the iPods) can't replace common sense

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This week's "Friday Flashback" is....

Banning the guns (or the iPods) can't replace common sense

By Steve Loos

In this latest example of the nanny state mentality comes a ridiculous story. New York State Senator Carl Kruger has proposed banning iPods and the use of other electronics at crosswalks. The reasoning behind this feel-good legislation is the claim that pedestrians are increasingly distracted by iPods, cell phones and Blackberries, allegedly resulting in a rise in traffic accidents. Although Kruger did not produce any statistics, he cited a recent death of a 23 year-old Brooklyn man who, while listening to an iPod walked into the path of a bus.

Kruger stated "I think it's necessary if we just look at the statistics that bear out the argument that people while being too into their electronic gadgetry are tuning out the rest of the world. They are becoming a statistical fatality, they are being part of an accident scene. They are basically jeopardizing their well-being as well as the well-being of others around them."

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