Parents lose a child, so they petition the government to pass a law that would have saved his life. They want it made mandatory for boat operators to wear the lanyard connected to their vessel’s kill switch.
Another woman wants people who go swimming when conditions are ripe for rip currents to be fined.
Look, I am all in favor of people being safe. A kill switch is a safety device, and I frequently use mine. When the red flags are up, you shouldn’t be in the water. However, just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean that it needs to be legally mandated.