Another Hammer Attack And The Need For A Ban On Assault Hammers

BY Herschel Smith
6 years, 5 months ago

News from New York:

UNION SQUARE, N.Y. (PIX11) Police are searching for a man wanted for bashing two women with a hammer in Union Square and who may be connected to two other attacks in Manhattan.

A photo of the alleged attacker was released midday Tuesday. Earlier in the day, police sent out a sketch of a possible culprit but later said to disregard that image, replacing it with a grainy surveillance photo.

NYPD said the man began his rampage about 7:30 p.m. Monday when he took out a hammer from inside a bag and hit a 28-year-old woman on the head. The victim was sitting on a bench in Union Square Park.

About 10 minutes later, he slammed a hammer on a 33-year-old woman, attacking her from behind near 44 West 18th St. and leaving her with a scalp wound, police said.

I don’t want to hear another damn word about how dangerous guns are until someone makes a law that controls these implements of death with universal background checks and bans all assault hammers.


Comments

  1. On May 13, 2015 at 9:13 am, Roger V. Tranfaglia said:

    Hate to “one-up” you here Cap’n……Automobiles, cars ARE the most dangerous implements in the U.S. Today. According to the latest Center for Disease Control report there is far more accidental deaths from “cars” than there is from firearms. By a factor of 10 +!!
    ERGO: ALL parties involved in cars sales, commercial, retail AND private, should have to go through a “background check”
    I’ll send a copy of this to Bloomberg….(yeeaaa)………S. Watts too!

    Sincerely,
    Roger V. Tranfaglia

  2. On May 13, 2015 at 7:22 pm, Michael Schlechter said:

    Did he have a concealed hammer license? Keeping the hammer in that bag is what made it less safe, and he should have had to submit to a background check to be able to conceal such a dangerous implement. It should have been in a holster on his belt. Then the police could have just arrested him for open carry of an assault hammer.

  3. On May 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm, madoradataman said:

    The size/length of the claw on the hammer head, as well as the length of the handle, are the features that make assault hammers most fearsome. Perhaps they should outlaw these particular features!!! ;-)

  4. On May 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm, 1JohnRyan1 said:

    the day that all urban high school grads are given guns will convince me that perhaps other people really do think that guns are good oh and The Hammer Man was shot today when he attacked a female police officer

  5. On May 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Misdirect. I want an assault hammer ban. Do it or shut up about everything else. Do it for the children.

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