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We Have To Ban Hammers!

I’m just taking a page out of the songbook of the Brady Campaign and the rest of the leftist gun-grabbers out there. Public service notice for the humor deficient, there is sarcasm in this article.

Yesterday, on the Lord’s Day of all days, a man was beaten to death with hammers.

Police said [Zemir] Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers.

Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at St. Louis University Hospital.

So here’s a guy minding his own business, and a bunch of kids decide to attack his car and then him with hammers.

When will this hammer violence end? Ordinary citizens don’t need hammers, they can call a licensed union contractor when they need something hammered, like a nail to hang a picture of the family at Thanksgiving.

We need a seven-day waiting period and mandatory background check before anyone can purchase a hammer, and all hammers must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives and Hammers. We need laws forbidding anyone under the age of 21 from owning or using a hammer!

It’s for the children, and for an end to this senseless violence!