- Posted January 4, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Gun control debate: Background checks
Hammer Control Now!
In shocking new data discovered buried by the FBI, Fox News has uncovered a disturbing fact regarding murders in America...in every year since 2005, more people have been murdered with a hammer or club than with a rifle!
You read that right folks. The seemingly harmless hammer has killed more people in the last 7 years than the incredibly dangerous assault rifle!
According to some statistics...there are over 350 million hammers in circulation in the US! How many of those are locked up, out of reach of children and those with mental disabilities? This situation is a ticking timebomb that demands action!
In the interest of public safety, I am calling on Congress to implement an immediate ban on all hammers! Only licensed contractors need a hammer.
If a complete ban is not possible, I am suggesting the following:
- We need to implement a strict hammer registration program in conjuction with rigorous background checks. We need to know who is buying these hammers, and why.
- We need to ban all hammers over 12 ounces...no one needs a heavier hammer. A heavier hammer simply makes it easier to kill an innocent victim.
- The federal government needs to implement strict limits on the number of hammers a person may own.
Representative Pelosi...we need a Hammer Control Task Force now! How many more innocent victims need to be bludgeoned to death before we take action!
Please join in my my completely irrational and ineffective effort to stem the tide of hammer violence!
Please stay tuned for my next report...Cars: Enemy #1!