Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stop Board Violence, Now!

Derrion Albert was killed by violent tribal thugs near his school on 9/24/09. It needn't have happened.

If sensible measures were in place to assure that wooden construction materials (i.e., "boards") did not fall into the hands of misanthropic gang members, maybe he'd still be alive. Boards are dangerous when misused. Just look at what happens when they fall into the hands of kids afflicted by psychotic malevolent tendencies.

We can't allow this to go on, can we? If only sensible wood-control measures were in place, our streets would be safer. Our children's schools would be safer. After all, who really needs wood, anyway? The average person does not need to have wood, and therefore why shouldn't it be a crime to possess wood in the streets? Only trained and licensed construction personnel have any real need to handle potentially dangerous wood products.

And let's not forget the horrific weapons of murder used to work with wood -- drills, saws, and various hand tools. In the wrong hands all of these things can be misused to terrible effect and loss of life. Senseless, wanton carnage.

The euphemistically titled "construction products industry" keeps pumping out these instruments of death and mayhem with frightening efficiency. They're filling our streets with unlicensed, unregulated weapons that average people shouldn't have in the first place. For what? "Craftsmen"? "Do-it-yourselfers?" I'll say. Take a look at the photo at the top of this article again. Those are some real DIYers, there.

Where is Dianne Feinstein, champion of public safety through regulation, to this end? Just because her long sought restrictions on gun ownership have failed to stem the violence, why should she give up now? By banning or regulating more of these hazardous items, maybe one day we really can turn all our feral psychotics into decent, happy people.
People don't need wood - it causes violence. So make boards illegal, please senator. Then perhaps we will have tranquility and peace in our schools. Do it for Derrion.

1 comment:

Free Dried Fish said...

As a former professional carpenter I couldn't agree more. What's even more frightening is that these dangerous implements are so inexpensive and accessible! What's needed here is a good old-fashioned protest of Home Depot, Lowes, Menard's, 84 Lumber, and all other purveyors of these grisly "tools". Think of the savings to the healthcare system were they finally outlawed! Not to mention the revenues generated by fair taxation of the so-called "construction industry" could be used to pay down the deficit! Bravo, DigiJock! Way to pursue the harsh realities of our regulatory shortcomings!