Wow, what’s to blame, hammer control, or New York’s gun laws?
Two men were attacked in Harlem early yesterday by a hammer-wielding gang of thugs, police sources said.
The first victim of the seemingly random violence, Timmie Sampson, 31, was hit in the head with a hammer outside 1370 Fifth Ave., at East 115th Street, at about 12:45 a.m.
Sources said he was set upon by a gang of five or six black males wearing white T-shirts, and that at least one of the goons struck him over the head with a hammer.
Five or six men, armed with hammers with the purpose of committing serious violence. Sounds like a moment when I’d REALLY like to have a gun, and Harlem is one of those places where unless you are super connected and rich, you just can’t legally have one.
And even in Harlem you can walk into any hardware store and simply BUY a hammer. No ID, no background check, no records kept by the store. You can even buy them ONLINE!!!!
Remember the tool is irrelevant, its the man behind the tool!