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Jan 04 2013

Coming Next: Blunt Instrument Ban?

Any around the house honey-do’s that require driving nails should be attended to promptly, because after our nanny state overlords have confiscated firearms, their next target may be hammers. It would make more sense than banning “assault weapons,” in light of Big Government’s own numbers:

According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle. …

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. …in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs.

After they have banned both rifles and blunt objects, next will come chopping off our hands, which clearly pose a threat to public safety:

According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

It would make sense to start by cutting off our hands, because then we would be unable to cause mayhem with either blunt objects or rifles. But that would be too efficient to make sense to the government.

Fortunately our liberal overlords are not compelled by their own logic to ban hands or hammers, because our safety is not their concern. If it were, they would want as many of us armed as possible. For example, even CBS confirms that as gun sales in California shoot through the stratosphere due to fear of our rogue government, gun casualties have been dropping correspondingly:

Gun sales in California are booming. More than 600,000 were sold in 2011. However by last year, sales had jumped to 817,000. That’s an increase of 36 percent. …

Yet despite the rise in gun sales in California, there has not been a corresponding rise in gun deaths or gun injuries. Hospitalizations for gun injuries have actually dropped nearly 28 percent and gun deaths by 15 percent.

Only a liberal would find this surprising.

Odds are good that murder by hammer or fist is also going down, as the law-abiding become better able to defend themselves.

Schumer-Hammer
There is always something else to ban.

On tips from Bob Roberts, Ghost of FA Hayek, hiram, and G. Fox.

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  • StanInTexas

    “Yet despite the rise in gun sales in California, there has not been a corresponding rise in gun deaths or gun injuries.”

    You don’t say!!! Actually, WE DID SAY!

  • Glorious Socialist Utopia

    Ban everything so we can defeat reality. If we pass a law no bad people will exist and mommygov will keep us all safe. It will be so fair and equal comrade.

  • Dr. 9

    While the American people are busy texting and tweeting, their freedom and liberty is being taken away from them. And, as usual, it’s being done in the name of “progress”. Soon, very soon, we’ll have less freedom than the people in Cuba, N. Korea, and Venezuela. Come to think of it, maybe that was the Marxist-in-Chief’s plan all along.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/03/obama-administration-delivers-delayed-regulatory-agenda-could-cost-billions/

  • gemalo

    Schumer the Goomer should be beating himself over the head with that hammer, to put us out of just a little misery.

  • Ummah Gummah

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    They should outlaw the GAVEL. Now there’s a blunt instrument that – in Congressional hands – has caused more harm than all the terrorists combined.

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    Pelosi and Shumer with blunt instruments.. RUUUNNN!!!!!

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    Bang Bang Silver Hammer made sure she was dead!

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    I see a caption contest coming!

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    HAMMER TIME!

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    Speaking of instruments, they need to ban cellos. The cases they are carried in are often abused as discrete mobile gun cases.

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  • MikeNC

    “After they have banned both rifles and blunt objects, next will come chopping off our hands, which clearly pose a threat to public safety:”
    - that sounds like we might be ruled by muslims. Oh, wait – never mind.

  • Jeanettesca

    Many law-abiding, peaceful, freedom-loving Americans can see where this country going and are quietly arming themselves.

  • MikeNC

    Read this link from Michael Yon, reposted with permission from a Russian blog.

    http://www.michaelyon-online.com/americans-never-give-up-your-guns.htm

    This is what the gun ban is about.

  • Spider

    The attack on the 2nd Amendment from the far-left continues, fueled by media-instigated hysteria, lies, and fear. And, as usual, it’s all politically motivated.

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/-Lawmakers-Take-on-Gun-Control-Levels-185642011.html?dr

    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/01/03/dennys-kick-out-belleville-police-for-being-armed/

  • A. Levy

    Talk about hysteria. These folks must have seen those old WWII movies showing how the Gestapo burned books. This story proves how easy it is for the Left/MSM to take advantage of weak-minded people.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/03/newtown-shooting-video-game-buyback

  • Spider

    How about some facts;

    (Breitbart) According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

    This is an interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrats’ feverish push to ban many different rifles, ostensibly to keep us safe of course.

    However, 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.

    And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.

    For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs.

    While the FBI makes is clear that some of the “murder by rifle” numbers could be adjusted up slightly, when you take into account murders with non-categorized types of guns, it does not change the fact that their annual reports consistently show more lives are taken each year with these blunt objects than are taken with Feinstein’s dreaded rifle.

    Another interesting fact: According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

    The bottom line: A rifle ban is as illogical as it is unconstitutional. We face far greater danger from individuals armed with carpenters’ tools and a caveman’s stick.

    And it seems fairly obvious that if more people had a gun, less people would be inclined to try to hit them in the head with a hammer…

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    To an authoritarian Marxist moonbat with a hammer, everything looks like a nail

  • Bob Roberts

    Time to ban canes, I guess!

    An 85-year-old man who admits he smacked someone with his cane was in jail Thursday accused of felony assault with a deadly weapon.

    Can’t have anyone running around going “bonk bonk, on the head”.

    That’s a ST-TOS reference, for those who missed it or don’t know. From “Miri”.

  • Garpin

    Regardless of the instrument used, why is the emphasis on the instrument and not on the perpetrator? In virtually every single news broadcast I’ve taken the time to watch, there is a lead-in about the “gun crisis in America” or the “Assault weapons”, and virtually NO continuing coverage of Adam Lanza. Personally, I want to know what made the guy tick, so that we may better isolate others that show similar traits. He broke so many laws on the way to committing his atrocity what the hell is the difference, what good did any of those laws do? He should have been in a mental hospital.

    This is the kind of guy that had he not had access to firearms, he would have had a sword or a bat’leth or some other damned thing. We saw Chuckie Schumer with a claw hammer, what is Adam had used a claw hammer instead of a firearm. Hell, it would have been quieter and likely less noticed except for the screams.

    The post-election depression sets in further seemingly every day. Perhaps I should quit watching tv and frequenting the web and stick to my Stargate and StarTrek collections…

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