Another Avoidable Death


Florida Teen Slays Parents Then Hosts Party in Home

Link: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/19/friends-and-neighbors-shocked-after-florida-boy-beats-parents-to-death-after/

By now you have all heard about this horrible event that took place in Florida recently. Not making light of the tragedy and the suffering of the family, I want to ask some tough questions here.

Where did the boy get the hammer? How long before the incident did he obtain it? Was it licensed? I can only venture about the possibility that this could have been purchased at a home and garden show where it would be tough to trace. I think it is time we all look at these senseless acts of violence and ask ourselves if our liberty is worth people dying. Clearly hammers should not fall into the hands of people that have unstable psychological¬† conditions and anyone without a contractor’s license has no need for a hammer. If you need the use of a hammer, there are plenty licensed contractors around to call and they can show up and take care of the nail that needs to be hammered.

Furthermore, I wonder if they are going to track down the hardware dealer who sold the hammer and see if they can hold him liable for the death. If it belonged to his father, then why was there not a safe or a hammer lock employed to keep this kind of thing from happening. Had this nut whacked a congressman or congresswoman over the head I am sure you would see more furor about the availability of contractor grade hammers to the general public.

These are all tough questions and there are millions of unregistered hammers on the streets of our country and we need to do something about them immediately to avoid further tragic events.
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About J. Wade Harrell

A native of rural SW Oklahoma, I currently write swords and sorcery fiction which I publish in electronic format on Amazon. My interests and hobbies include shooting, riding motorcycles, fishing, watching college football, playing games, and most of all, spending as much time as possible with my better half, Kathy. I hope you enjoy my blog and that it might lead you into my fantastic worlds of swords and magic. -J. Wade Harrell
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One Response to Another Avoidable Death

  1. Dont forget about sledge type hammers. Those should be outright banned.

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