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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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USABorn

Feb-07-13 2:43 AM

Finally, some common sense shining through the debate!!!!! After Biden gets hammers under control, he can move on to knives. I'm curious to know how he will handle choking deaths? Outlaw thumbs? Not to mention the high number of shaken baby deaths. There is just no end to getting rid of all the nasty ways of killing.

Could it be it's not the way people kill, but the fact that they kill? Maybe mental health is the issue?

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Tedeaux

Feb-07-13 3:32 AM

I can just see the new national mental health questionare now. The first question out of the box will be "are you now or have you ever been a registered Republican voter?" If you answer yes to this question, immediately place your head between your legs and kiss your rear goodby!

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Tgrammiex4

Feb-07-13 3:42 AM

My Grandpa was a hammer toting carpenter all his life. I'm re-thinking what may have been buried under that woodpile we always had in the sideyard.

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CarlHiller

Feb-07-13 5:57 AM

What about the third leading cause of all deaths in America today - the medical field. Oh, that's right they already covered that with Obambicare.

Good letter.

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JosephOtto

Feb-07-13 6:31 AM

Let it not be said I have no sense of humor, that was an entertaining letter.

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rick424

Feb-07-13 7:24 AM

Oh great, I better get in line to get a hammer, all the nuts will be out buying them today and there won't be any left. What a dumb letter, really.

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spike2

Feb-07-13 7:29 AM

Lots of common sense. Let's find out the type of murder with hammers. Betcha it's domestic violence, kind of like kitchen knives. Stats are cute but there is more to stats than a cold number.

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rick424

Feb-07-13 7:48 AM

Better still, how many mass murders were with a hammer? Given a choice between a situation with an assault weapon (that should get them going) or a hammer, well I don't know about you but I would take the hammer. This is just such a lame argument I can't even believe it is being used. What ever happen to common sense?

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JamieFausnaught

Feb-07-13 8:03 AM

Stats are a cold number wether hammers or guns so keeping weapons from Democrats would lower violent crime a lot!

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CHayes

Feb-07-13 8:10 AM

If the right thinks hammers are so deadly, why do they think they're "protecting" their home with guns? Think how many hammers you could buy if you sold your guns. The savings on ammunition alone would be phenomenal.

Or you could read a book on statistics.

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CMReeder

Feb-07-13 8:15 AM

What no argument from the National Hammer Association along with lobbying from Lowe's, Home Depot, carpenter's groups. The only way to stop a bad person with a hammer is a good person with a hammer. Where is the finger pointing at culture in America? We have abortion and gay marriage therefore we have deaths by hammers. Don't forget a criminal who uses hammers can go down the street and get one illegally.

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JamieFausnaught

Feb-07-13 8:24 AM

Hey wwhiccup maybe you could have paid attention in class you might have learned something and then you wouldnt have to complain about your 17000 pay. Am I right?

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SteelerFan

Feb-07-13 8:36 AM

I recently purchased 2 hammers. The steel head required a background check but the rubber mallet required none. What kind of a law is this?

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Josh84

Feb-07-13 8:57 AM

Goes to show the left can use ridiculous statistics and asinine analogies all day everyday, I mean come on Pierced Organ makes a show using nothing but, daily. Not that anyone watches it, but still.

Hypocrisy at its finest.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 8:59 AM

The letter is a metaphor - and an accurate one. Example - if I have a party and over-serve someone who then proceeds to kill people in a drunk driving accident, I can be sued. A mother, however, with an unstable kid can leave her assault style weapons unsecured when away from home and face no legal accountability whatsoever. How is that?

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Josh84

Feb-07-13 9:03 AM

@hickok

commentor=commentEr

I don't usually point out Sp. errors, but if your going to insult someones intelligence, try really hard not to misspell words or compose sentence fragments.

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wwhickok

Feb-07-13 9:21 AM

And it's that "I'm better than you" attitude that makes people hate the Fausnaughts.

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CHayes

Feb-07-13 9:22 AM

"A mother, however, with an unstable kid can leave her assault style weapons unsecured when away from home and face no legal accountability whatsoever. How is that?"

Right Marcus. And it neither has to be an assault style weapon, or an unstable kid. I pointed out a story about a 2 year old in TN, that got ahold of a loaded handgun in a home and started playing with it unsupervised. I'll give you two guesses how that turned out, but you really only need one. Had the child shot the gun owner, I'd have started an online campaign to issue a Darwin Award, but it went a little worse than that.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 9:25 AM

Thanks, Hayes. Great point. The parents of that child face no accountability for what, with other issues, would be considered negligence of a criminal nature. In their case, it's all just a tragic accident. Give - me - a - break.

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SteelerFan

Feb-07-13 9:26 AM

WW, let me get this straight. You don't like the Fausnaught's, right?

:-)

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wwhickok

Feb-07-13 9:29 AM

MarcusY...

I guess I understand what you're saying, but..if you are specifically referring to the Sandy Hook situation (I don't know if you are or not) I do believe that the mother would have been charged with something had she not already been murdered.

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wwhickok

Feb-07-13 9:35 AM

Bottom line here is, A knife, a hammer, a shovel, an ice pick, a car, a screwdriver, a baseball bat, they're not guns, they're not regulated in the same way as guns, they often are involved in a different 'type' of murder, if at all. I'm not saying that doesn't matter and I'm not advocating for gun bans. I'm just saying it's apples and oranges. Metaphor or not..it really wasn't that great.

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philunderwood

Feb-07-13 9:52 AM

It looks like Chuck’s the only one on the left that appreciates a good parody concerning gun control. Good for you Chuck.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 10:00 AM

Hicock - The differences you speak of aren't relevant. The focus is on assault weapons and more people used hammers to kill people last year than used assault weapons. Also, where did you get the notion that the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter would have been charged had she not been murdered? I was indeed referring to Sandy Hook - but have never heard what you suggested.

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MarcusY

Feb-07-13 10:00 AM

Sorry - "Hickok"

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