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Hammers

February 7, 2013

I read your Editorial Page today and saw where the FBI Annual Crime Statistics for 2011 shows there were 496 hammer murders in the U.S....

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JamieFausnaught

Feb-08-13 6:15 PM

Ok Wesley explain how its ok for you to START with me about how my last name must mean Im stupid and thats why the school district stinks. Look and see who started personal attacks including anyody with my last name. On multiple threads no less. You didnt like my comment and you went at me. Explain how this shows how smart you are and how right you are to START at me.

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CMReeder

Feb-08-13 10:27 AM

"Did you forget to take your alzheimer meds today Reeder?"

Then you have a comprehension problem I said used you said by.

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andy33

Feb-08-13 7:47 AM

I haven't read any comments and probably WON'T.....I loved the sarcasm of this letter and got a chuckle while reading it. Sometimes venturing into the absurd, it's possible to see the truth in any matter.

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USABorn

Feb-08-13 6:00 AM

USABorn - 2:12 PM

CMReeder - 10:59 AM

"What is silly is equating the use of gun as equal to the use of a hammer."

"Equal? Dead is dead, regardless of whether killed by a gun or a hammer."

Did you forget to take your alzheimer meds today Reeder?

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CMReeder

Feb-08-13 12:49 AM

USABorn, Hammers don't kill. People do.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-07-13 7:54 PM

A couple of times, I have hit my thumb with a hammer when it glanced off a nail. Does that count as attempted suicide?

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CHayes

Feb-07-13 7:31 PM

"Hazy, is your wife's name MarcusY?"

No SteelerLosey, my wife is actually a woman. Shocking huh? A straight, gun owning liberal. Doesn't really square with your "worldview", I imagine.

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CHayes

Feb-07-13 7:23 PM

""What is silly is equating the use of gun as equal to the use of a hammer."

Equal? Dead is dead, regardless of whether killed by a gun or a hammer."

Yes EQUAL. I hear right wingers are so suddenly so enamored with the deadly properties of a hammer, that they are thinking of taking all the M-4's and M-16's away from our troops, and arming them with hammers.

Does that sound like a good idea to you USABorn?

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JerryfromRI

Feb-07-13 6:03 PM

If we are going to ban all the hammers then we should ban all the comic books too. Everyone knows a comic book is just like a movie, and you know, watching a movie causes hammer attacks, so... you know. And video games gotta go, and probably card games, a lot of people are killed in hammer attacks in card games. And probably the booze too, maybe we should bring back Prohibition.

Just remember, it's not the guns that are the problem because if they were, people we be getting shot all the time, and not killed by hammers.

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enigma

Feb-07-13 4:45 PM

Phil,"A gun owner SHOULD be accountable for safe and secure storage of their weapon(s). Perhaps that’s something we can all agree upon."

I guess that depends on what you mean by accountable and what you mean by safe and secure storage. If you mean laws that require all guns to be locked in a safe with trigger locks, then no I do not agree. If you leave a gun on the seat of an unlocked car and it is stolen, should you be held liable for a crime committed with that gun? Now, leaving a gun in the open is stupid, but stupidity is not illegal. The question is, does this rise to the level of criminal negligence? If the car is unlocked, it probably does. If a home is broken into and a gun stolen from a nightstand, is that negligent? No it isn't, because the criminal shouldn't have been there to find it. Guns should be locked up when not under the owners immediate control, but stupidity is not a crime.

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JamieFausnaught

Feb-07-13 4:07 PM

Hey hiccup if you thought my comments was stupid thats your right but what does it have to do with other people that share my name? Maybe they are related and maybe they are not. Fact is you dont know do you? Now does lumping every one together by there last name make your comment smarter than mine? Or does you crying about your wages say it all already?

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Premier

Feb-07-13 4:03 PM

Yaaaaaaaaawn.

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rick424

Feb-07-13 2:41 PM

Thanks Phil, I was just curious. Kind of a Catch 22. And I do agree with you.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 2:15 PM

LOL - way to be, Steelerfan. Resort to the "horse you rode in on argument." That's great - thanks.

Any luck finding anything to support your notion that society would have responded to the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter in a way it has never responded to such a case before? (LOL)

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USABorn

Feb-07-13 2:12 PM

CMReeder - 10:59 AM

"What is silly is equating the use of gun as equal to the use of a hammer."

Equal? Dead is dead, regardless of whether killed by a gun or a hammer.

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philunderwood

Feb-07-13 1:27 PM

That’s a valid question Rick and I really don’t have a good answer, but the gun owner should still be held accountable for storing the gun safely.

I remember a funny video back during the Bush/Gore campaign where they drew on one another and Gore had to fool with a trigger lock; your question reminded me of that.

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rick424

Feb-07-13 1:15 PM

Hey Phil I have a question. If you believe in secure weapons. If someone breaks into your house will you have time to get to that weapon in a timely manor? In the movies they just reach into the bedside drawer.

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SteelerFan

Feb-07-13 1:11 PM

Hazy, is your wife's name MarcusY?

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 12:51 PM

Steelerfan - saying you can't provide ironclad proof is a FAR cry from being unable to show anything at all to support your opinion. Hayes was right before and is now right again.

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CHayes

Feb-07-13 12:34 PM

"No, I can't provide any ironclad proof that the mother would be charged, but due to the extreme heinous nature of this particluar crime, it is not far fetched to conclude that she might have been charged."

Yeah, and Columbine wasn't "extreme" or "heinous" at all. Are you sure you weren't the dim bulb in the video?

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SteelerFan

Feb-07-13 12:22 PM

"Hayes is right again." Now there's a good one. Sounds like an oxymoron. No, I can't provide any ironclad proof that the mother would be charged, but due to the extreme heinous nature of this particluar crime, it is not far fetched to conclude that she might have been charged. I am entitled to my opinion, aren't I, or is that now against the liberal stance?

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Edge0302

Feb-07-13 11:49 AM

Mr. Benjamin, you are my hero. Thank you!

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 11:48 AM

CORRECT Phil - but they aren't.

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philunderwood

Feb-07-13 11:43 AM

A gun owner SHOULD be accountable for safe and secure storage of their weapon(s). Perhaps that’s something we can all agree upon.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 11:13 AM

Steelefan - can you provide anything at all to support your opinion? I've not heard that suggestion (or anything like it) regarding the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter - or any other shooter for that matter. Hayes is right again.

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