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PC Madness: Store Bans Sale of Pressure Cookers

Posted on the 26 April 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn

boston_bombAn FBI image of the mangled remains of one of the pressure cooker bombs used in Boston.

The two bombs that went off near the finish line of the April 15 Boston Marathon reportedly were homemade, using pressure cookers.

So now, seized with PC madness, the California-based store Williams-Sonoma has banned pressure cookers.


Philip Hodges of Godfather Politics writes, April 25, 2013:

In an attempt to “do their part” to curb do-it-yourself terrorism, the retail store known for selling home furnishings and cookware has at least temporarily  removed pressure cookers from their store shelves. At first, the ban seemed to only apply to Massachusetts stores, but a Cranston, Rhode Island Williams-Sonoma manager confirmed that the decision to pull the pressure cookers came from upper management, and it applied to all stores. If you want to purchase a pressure cooker from Williams-Sonoma, you can still do so on their website. [...]

Maybe hardware stores should stop selling nails because the pressure cookers used were filled with them. [...]

The Boston bombers could have chosen anything to fill the pressure cookers. They could have used shards of glass or razor blades. Some have already used nuts and bolts.

They didn’t even have to use pressure cookers. They could have used other common household items. If they had used acetone or baking soda or hydrogen peroxide to make their explosive cocktail, would grocery stores feel obligated to stop selling those items as well?

If you missed our post of April 23, “Look what gun control does for crime in Chicago!,” here’s a reminder of how effective [snark] gun control really is:

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