Conservatives demand hammer control

Stop, hammer control time.In the perverse logic of the anti-gun control crowd, the fact that things other than guns sometimes kill people means that we shouldn’t regulate guns. Whether it’s cars, kitchen knives, or 1990s violent movies, there are plenty of dangerous things in the world, so depriving Americans of their fundamental rights to guns will be ineffective at best, and dangerous at worst.But the latest non-gun weapon fetish on the right is hammers. Ever-quotable Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert explained in a recent radio interview:  “I refuse to play the game of ‘assault weapon.’ That’s any weapon. It’s a hammer.” Democrats want to ban dangerous military-style assault weapons and conservatives want to have a semantics debate about the term.Continue Reading…

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Conservatives demand hammer control

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