Here in Texas, we treasure our freedom to hammer to death someone who annoys us. I can't think of a single garage or barn or workroom in Texas than doesn't have at least one hammer -- as self-protection, mind you.
Those guns in on the rack in my pickup? They're for deer season. That's when we drive down to our hunting lease near Medina and don't even bother to unload the guns because all we really do is hole up in the cabin and drink beer. But hammers, that's something else again.
"I refuse to play the game of 'assault weapon.' That's any weapon. It's a hammer. It's the machetes in Rwanda that killed 800,000 people, an article that came out this week, the massive number that are killed with hammers." -- Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), on the Dennis Miller Show, arguing that banning assault weapons won't work. via Political Wire