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Forum topic by PittsburghTim posted 04-14-2013 09:19 PM 1479 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2013 09:19 PM

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 04-14-2013 10:13 PM

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

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#2 posted 04-14-2013 10:15 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2013 11:05 PM


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.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#4 posted 04-14-2013 11:18 PM

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.

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 04-15-2013 12:48 AM

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

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 01:18 AM

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

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 01:33 PM

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 04-15-2013 02:03 PM

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 04-15-2013 03:39 PM

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 04-15-2013 11:28 PM

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.

-- Bob in WW ~ "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 04-16-2013 07:25 PM

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 07-17-2013 05:20 AM

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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#13 posted 07-17-2013 05:51 AM

well , let’s check and see ….....

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