04 January 2013

Time to Ban Hammers



It appears the zeal of Sens. like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) is misdirected. For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle.
Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.

I have to say, I’m rather shocked that Feinstein et al. are not calling for a ban on hammers in the name of public safety, for if rifles are intolerably dangerous, as evidenced by their kill counts, then it is clear that we simply cannot tolerate hammers.  I trust our legislators will address this glaring oversight soon.

2 comments:

  1. Heh. Perhaps to make them less scary looking, we should outlaw heavy hammers, hammers with rubberized grips, hammers with claw ends.

    That'll make them less likely to kill people.

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