A few timely thoughts to keep our streets safe. I know I’ll get in trouble for even thinking this: but perhaps it’s time for congress to enact controls on dangerous weapons. As you’ve probably guessed, I’m talking about high-powered construction equipment. Already this week, we’ve seen two terrifying attacks perpetrated by the big guns of the construction world.
, an enraged husband uses a backhoe to maul two dozen cars- causing some $40,000 in damage. The Associated Press says Michael Fagner did this because his wife was having an affair. I hate to think what he’d do if she, oh, I don’t know, wrecked the car? (In an ironic twist, those damaged cars were actually supposed to be used in a demolition derby.) New York
Another domestic dispute case explodes in the
Midwest. Facing foreclosure, an man blasts his own home back to the Stone Age. Terry Hoskins allegedly used a bulldozer to knock down his $350,000 house. Hoskins says he’s spent a fortune on attorney’s fees and he’s had enough. Apparently he’s had enough of a nice place to stay. Ohio
It’s also apparent that we need tougher restrictions on construction equipment- before they crush us all. Oh sure, the other side will tell you they have a right to own construction equipment- that they NEED those fearsome machines to build homes, schools and hospitals. Balderdash! Forget about assault rifles, this is the really dangerous stuff. I say there should be a waiting period before anyone’s allowed to buy a bulldozer. You should only be allowed to purchase one 900 horse powered earthmoving machine per month. And considering what’s happened lately, a psychological test might not be a bad idea either.
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