Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let us examine the real issue of pressure cookers and the steps we must immediately take to regulate, control, and yes - confiscate them.

In the WRONG HANDS these things can be EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and we as a society simply cannot afford to have pressure cookers out there being sold in a completely uncontrolled manner.

I am just talking about some common sense laws. In addition, with all the documented instances of pressure cookers being used to construct explosive devices, and in light of the numbers of killed and injured, two things are clear: pressure cookers are lethal and we are in the midst of a pressure cooker violence epidemic.

There is no need for pressure cooker nuts to run around with their pressure cookers without any regulation and oversight. We must act now - even if it saves just one life.

First, most people do not need high capacity pressure cookers. Limiting pressure cookers to a quart capacity will make society safer. High capacity pressure cookers should only be available to professional chefs and those highly trained in their use. And the government.

Mandatory mental health evaluations and federal background checks will help to ensure that a pressure cooker doesn't fall in the wrong hands. Should people convicted of felonies and domestic violence misdemeanors be banned from owning pressure cookers? ABSOLUTELY!

Even if it saves just one life, it's worth it. How about that soccer mom? Well, it depends. What if she loves soccer but hates America? Do you REALLY want THAT soccer mom to have unfettered access to something so potentially deadly? The people cannot be trusted with these devices and we must control their access immediately.

Next - we need to have the Department of Homeland Security buy up 1.6 Billion chickens so that these pressure cooker nuts have no access to the ammunition that is required to weaponize these pressure cookers.

I'm only talking about common sense here people. Let the government cook your food for you - let the professionals handle it.

Together, we can make the changes necessary to foster a pressure-cooker free America.

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