Monday, December 01, 2008

Hold On To Your Hats and Buckle Your Seat Belts

You are about to read the most idiotic thing you'll read all week year.

OK, maybe it will end up being a tie between this story and yesterday's "tree butcher" nonsense. We'll have to wait for the judges' final decision on that.

The fact that this story is unfolding in New Hampshire has me on the edge of nausea.

HAMPTON, N.H. -- Town officials are considering making it harder to buy knives, Chinese throwing stars and other potential weapons from stores along Hampton Beach.

Chuck Rage, a commissioner with the Hampton Beach Village District, is proposing a warrant article that would require a background check to prevent felons from buying the items.

The weapons, which some store owners refer to as cutlery or martial arts equipment, have been sold by half a dozen stores at the beach for the last several years.

Store owners argued that most of their clients buy them as collector's items, but other residents complain that the items tarnish the beach's family friendly image.

As I commented on the WMUR site:

Finally, we will see an end to all the drive-by Chinese throwing star attacks that have been plaguing our fair state! A background check to buy a knife??? ARE YOU ****ING KIDDING ME? Move to Massachusetts if you want to live in a state that treats its citizens, no, scratch that, SUBJECTS like infantile wards of the state.

What kind of idiot thinks a law like that will prevent a violent felon from getting his hands on a sharp, bladed instrument?

I can go to Home Depot, buy some metal stock and a grinder and mass produce more deadly knives in a weekend than these stores will sell all summer. This is the most idiotic thing I've heard in a LOOOOONG time!

Realistically, I don't see this nutcake's proposal going anywhere, but it saddens me, nonetheless, that I have to share my breathing air with people like this.