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The availability of pens is a real problem in America. I know they've been around since the founding of the Republic, but the men who crafted the Constitution NEVER expected pens to be used to murder.
1 posted on 01/12/2013 5:57:29 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper; shibumi

http://www.instructables.com/id/Pen-Crossbow-2/


2 posted on 01/12/2013 5:59:03 AM PST by Salamander (Welcome to my tagline.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It's the high capacity cartridges for pens that are the problem. We MUST limit pens to no more than 2!


3 posted on 01/12/2013 6:00:18 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh my gosh. There is a pen on the desk.. about two feet from me. Do I slowly back away? Should I run?!


4 posted on 01/12/2013 6:01:54 AM PST by momtothree
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To: SoFloFreeper
When pens are outlawed, only Tyrants will have pens (to rewrite history).


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:02:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"The availability of pens is a real problem in America. I know they've been around since the founding of the Republic, but the men who crafted the Constitution NEVER expected pens to be used to murder."

Well, with the rate of literacy dropping like a stone due to the public school system, we soon won't have much need for pens anyway...

6 posted on 01/12/2013 6:07:36 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SoFloFreeper

It has been rumored that the pen _is_ mightier than the sword...


7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:08:11 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Llano, Xolo, & HYPOLLITE?! Is this a cartoon or a Greek tragedy? (I’m sorry. It’s not funny...well kinda)

Pencils, & letter openers are deadly, too.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:08:53 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: SoFloFreeper

Look, pens don’t kill people. People kill people. /s


14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:12:59 AM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The left suppresses the heretical thought that it is PEOPLE who kill, using instruments such as hands, knives, ropes, bombs or guns.

The left ALWAYS restricts objects. The real problem is people whose value system lets them kill and maim.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 6:15:13 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: SoFloFreeper
We can deal with this problem in a rational, moderate manner. We don't need a complete confiscation. But really: who NEEDS a Sanford .2mm ultra-fine microball, at least besides lawyers and accountants who are properly certified? Why should pens be sold in TEN packs? Who needs TEN pens at a time? Also, those cheap BIC Biros and Papermates are found all over the place, the Biros in particular have a nasty habit of leaking ink when used in a stabbing. And those high-end Cross pens with their exchangeable cartridge feature ... utterly untraceable. Those old school fountain pens with a military style bayonet sharp nib? Barbaric!

No. Those who insist on pen ownership can use a felt tip pen only (no more than one every 34 days, as computers have made pens largely superfluous for real work); offices must lock their supplies in an approved pen safe. If anyone has need for a hard tip pen (including the semi-hard Pilot chisel tip), the proper form must be submitted. The form is in triplicate on carbon paper. Any indication of using a hard tip killer pen before approval will forfeit both the application and the $300 fee. There is no need for a complete ban.
20 posted on 01/12/2013 6:19:12 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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This article seems to tap dance around some rather obvious points, the first being, when someone is paid to introduce someone else to a prostitute, in the vernacular they are called a "pimp".

Second, that when a pimp and his prostitute have the opportunity to rip off their customers, they will likely take it.

Third, these boys must be plenty stupid to think they can rent a prostitute for $10, after paying her pimp $40.

Having said this, here is a picture of the alleged Mr. Gregory Hypollite. Don't you just love the shirt?


22 posted on 01/12/2013 6:21:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This reminds me of the rude t-shirt caption.

Pen is
Mightier


23 posted on 01/12/2013 6:23:16 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Llano, Hypolite, Xolo...I think I see the problem here.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 6:24:24 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It only takes an extra second or two when you have to use it, but think of the lives that can be saved if every pen had a safety lock.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 6:29:46 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The founders never intended for the public to use anything but a quill and inkwell.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 6:33:36 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: SoFloFreeper

I need pens.

What I don’t need at all is teens.

Ban ‘em.


36 posted on 01/12/2013 6:44:58 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

How about we ban cars which kill 40,000 - 50,000 people a year which is over twice the amount of gun deaths if you discount suicides by gun? If 30,000 people this year died by gun, half would be suicides which leaves 15,000. Yet anyone can own a car and anyone over 18 can operate one. Hmmmm, nope - nothing in the constitution that states “the right of the people to own cars shall not be infringed” The stats on gun deaths compared to other deaths really shows how the communist propaganda machine posing as our MSM influences public policy and frankly I’m getting sick to death of it. For example guess how many people drown every year? 1.2 MILLION around the world and 10 every day in the USA. Ever hear anything about that by our communist propaganda machine? Nope. Can’t control the people that way.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 6:59:58 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: SoFloFreeper

At the time of the drafting of the constitution, they had quill pens that had to be frequently dipped in ink. The government should ban high capacity automatic cartridge and ball points. French made Bic pens are particularly deadly.

And the killing was obviously inspired by violent movies. Let’s blame the producers of “Grosse Point Blank” for including a horrific pen killing.


46 posted on 01/12/2013 7:47:16 AM PST by PAR35
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To: SoFloFreeper

Pens have been used to rob more people of more money than guns. Just look at all the stimulus and entitlement laws.


48 posted on 01/12/2013 8:14:15 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: SoFloFreeper
It's obvious the Founding Fathers never intended the people at large to be armed with anything more modern than a turkey quill pen!
49 posted on 01/12/2013 8:18:06 AM PST by Gritty (We're gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends - Barack Hussein Obama)
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