We need common-sense cookware-control

With the hopolophobes ramping up to push for gun control measures which in no way would have prevented the tragedy they are trying to exploit*, we have yet another example of a common, everyday item being used to kill – in this case a frying pan.

From CBS Philadelphia:

It was Labor Day weekend when police in Woodlynne, Camden County were called to a convenience market on Mount Ephraim Avenue.

Jason Lewis, 35, was conscious, but bleeding from the head after he said he had been beaten by his girlfriend with a pair of frying pans, according to the Camden County Prosecutor.

The woman, 31-year-old Maleia Cole, fled to her home about a block away.

Lewis later underwent emergency surgery but succumbed to his injuries last week.

Cole is being charged with murder.

Editor’s note: stipulating that the bump-fire stock the perp used did in this extremely specific case possibly increased the death toll (he was shooting from a supported, elevated, position as opposed to offhand), banning bump-stocks will not prevent someone from making one. Unlike modifying a weapon’s internals to achieve automatic fire, which requires considerable machining skill for your average joe, a DIY bump-stock is cheap and simple to make.

comments

  1. PeterK says:

    Yes. Banning all the things is working well where it has been tried. Totally.

    Sigh.

  2. Brad Griffin says:

    I am a little passionate about this issue, so won’t make my opinion about background checks and restrictions on automatic and military weapons known here. However, I will say this. The Second Amendment has been bastardised by people who think the NRA stands up for their rights. The NRA serves weapons manufacturers, not consumers. And they have been bribing congressmen for many, many years to ensure any threat to their profits are stopped before being made law. Oh, sorry. Donating to congressmen for many, many years. The Second Amendment was written to ensure the small population of the US in the late 1700s to 1800s was equipped to defend an attack from a foreign entity; ‘A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’ It was also written long before automatic rifles designed to kill lots of people were developed.

  3. Sam L. says:

    My question: Were they cast-iron pans or teflon pans? I’m guessing teflon; cast-iron woulda done him in at the scene of the crime.

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