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495 days ago

The other day, after hearing about the nut in Texas who went crazy with a knife followed by a story on Congress trying to stop gun violence, it came to me. Our country does not have a problem with gun violence or knife violence, but hand violence. Behind every knifing or shooting, there’s a hand. I’ve yet to see a gun or knife be violent. They are inanimate objects. But hands… Think of all the trouble they cause. Finger pointing, trigger pulling, holding a knife. All over. Legs are ok, but not hands. That runner without legs from South Africa was still able to shoot his girlfriend, because he had hands! How many crimes are committed by the handless. Think of the bad habits that would stop. No hands, no smoking. No nose picking. Think of the prevention of blindness. (Think about it guys.)

Texting while driving would come to an end. So would rude people using cell phones in the stores and check-out lines. No more stooge-like eye poking. This would bring a new meaning to the saying, “cover your stump before you hump.” Stumpy Nubs would no longer be a clever misnomer. Try picking pockets with a stump.

Criminals would be easy to spot as it would be hard to hide a hook or arm-mounted gun like Robocop used.

I propose hear and now that all hands be removed. We could get an expert or two in hand removal from the Middle East. They could train a legion of government-sanctioned hand removal experts. This would create good-paying jobs that could not be outsourced. Though a hand removal-industrial complex may develop, selling overpriced hand removal accessories like chopping blocks and automated hand removal equipment to the government. There would be no need to buy that SawStop. In fact, we could repurpose those saws without flesh-sensing technology to aid in the cause.

Of course, Congress would exempt themselves from such a law. Me too.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#1 posted 495 days ago

And the hand said: “Hey man, it aint me, it’s them fingers!”

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#2 posted 495 days ago

Without hands there would be tooth crime. People biting each other to death. You can’t win.

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#3 posted 495 days ago


I don’t think your plan would work….I’m sure this guy could figure out how to shoot a gun.

Plus…I’d bet he can probably pick his nose.

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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#4 posted 495 days ago

Too bad they don’t just enforce the laws we already have. That would be too easy and no press coverage. Then Congress would be on the spot to actually get off their dead @$$ and do something of consequence.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 495 days ago

What with the NRA in ALL the pockets of those two mouth speakers in Washington, what do you expect?

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#6 posted 495 days ago

Sounds like a…..handy….solution to me….....

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 495 days ago

Yes it has to be the NRA at the bottom of all of this. How could it be people defending the 2nd amendment? This amendment was made so we can protect ourselves. Most especially against the goverment.

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 495 days ago

It’s all in the mind. What we need is lobotomies for everyone!

Of course, I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 495 days ago

As usual Topa,you’re right. All I see with all the gun control rhetoric is a bunch of politicians trying to get on a bandwagon so they can say”yeah I supported that” Same old smoke and mirrors.
If someone comes into my house uninvited or threatens me or my family I really feel my .357 speaks volumes.
If guns are so bad how come most DA’s, Judges etc carry them? For the same reason I carry one! I do not need someone who won’t be around in a bad situation to defend me making decisions for my welfare.

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 494 days ago

From the looks ob the Boston area, Congress needs to start on some bomb control laws complete with more waiting periods and back ground checks.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 493 days ago

Topa: Yeah but it will be the same o same o. If(when) they do catch the perp there won’t be anything done for years. We need politicians with cajonees that will uphold the law and apply it as necessary.
I just saw where they think the bombs were in pressure cookers. Next step will be a committee in Congress that will spend a year checking out the threat and then do nothing as always.
Yeah I know, no politics, but if people can get by with pictures of a baby dragging around an umbilical cord on this site, I should be able to get by with this.

-- Life is good.

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#12 posted 402 days ago

I hate to bring old posts back to life, but I think you may be on to something….
You should find a group that shares your ideas and join them, I bet they have been waiting for People like you.

-- Take a stand against Hands

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#13 posted 402 days ago

Is this the reason the Mods keep ancient threads open?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#14 posted 402 days ago

well , let’s check and see ….....

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