No, I’m not talking about the ban hammers at The Campaign to Stop Gun Ownership or Moms Demand Disarmament for America wield on commentators who don’t tow the party line. I’m talking about honest-to-God hammers. Hammers kill people! It’s time for hammer control! And if you think I’m kidding, well, I am. But keep in mind that gun control is a slippery slope without any reality-based foundation … unless you consider the desire for a nanny state a suitable base for America. Anyway, hammer time [via myfoxny.com] . . .
Police have released a photo of the man who they say attacked two women in the Union Square area and a man in the Herald Square area with a hammer on Monday.
The first assault happened on West 35th Street near 6th Avenue, police said. That is where the suspect attacked a man without warning or provocation at about 1:45 p.m., police said.
Then at about 7:30 p.m. inside Union Square Park at Union Square West and 17th Street, the hammer-wielding man struck a 28-year-old woman, who was sitting on a bench, in the head, police said.
About 10 minutes later, the man hit another woman in the back of the head near 45 West 17th Street, the NYPD said.
But it would have been so much worse with a gun! Unless you were an armed, law-abiding citizen determined not to have your head stoved in by a madman.
Then again, if New York City residents were “allowed” to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, maybe the madman would have thought twice before attacking people with a hammer. Maybe not. Does that even matter?
UPDATE: the po-po took down Mr. Hammer guy today, ballistically speaking. You know, good guys with guns.