I'm not sure I feel comfortable about the fact that anyone could just waltz into a Sears or JC Penney's and buy a pressure cooker. I mean, does anyone really need one-pot meals?
What are they gonna do when they find out you can kill people with guns?
Another freeper asshole false equivalency argument, easily refuted.
The purpose of a pressure cooker is to cook. 99.999999999% of people use them this way, and no one gets hurt.
The ONLY purpose for a gun (even when it's used legally) is to harm or kill. Period.
Eat bleach, loser.
The solution is to make sure EVERONE has a pressure cooker. If all of the runners and spectators at the Boston Marathon had had a pressure cooker, the tragedy never would have happened.
I'll give mine up if they will give up their guns.
Also, the components to build a gun are not banned. Just like how most of the components of a bomb are not illegal, but the complete product (the bomb) is.
I thought it said does a time need a pressure cooker and I said yes only to see that it's asking if they should be banned. Ugh!!!
This is a straw man argument. Set up a fake analogy to justify gun ownership.
R2 is correct. Guns are for killing things.
Last year The Centers for Disease Control says 11,493 people died from gun homicide.
Think about it, that is 4 times the amount of people who died on 9/11, every year. All gun related.
I use a slow cooker these days but I notice a lot of 'ethnics' like to cook their curries in pressure cookers. Enough said.
As an aside, I never used a pressure cooker, nor used an oven in my whole life. I grew up with horror stories from my mother about pressure cookers exploding in one's face due to unsecured covers, and exploding ovens due to gas leaks that it scarred me for life. As an adult, and I know I should know better by now, it's still an odd phobia. Every time I hear the word, it freezes me for a second or two and a gruesome image of a bloodied face pops up. LOL. childhood memories....
R2 another clueless asshole.
No but fireworks should be!!
[quote] does anyone really need one-pot meals?
What are you talking about? It's not a crockpot.
You realize that the pressure cooker is used for it's locking top, it is not actually an explosive, op?
Pressure cookers have killed few Americans in the last decade.
Guns, however...that's a thousand Americans each and every month.
Why do we spend so much money on protecting America from Iran and Korea, yet we do nothing to keep our streets, schools, malls, and movie theaters safe?
Oh really R10? Did you happen to notice who the OP signed his name as?
The same Senator who made a joke about cookers and gun control, that's who.
R2 called the OP out quick and clean. You are just mad because no one took the bait in such a ridiculous comparison he was trying to set up.
You are the one so clueless you didnt see the reference in the OP's name.
When pressure cookers are outlawed only outlaws will have pressure cookers.
only if used with a fine ensemble of earrings and caftans
Williams-Sonoma pulls pressure cookers out of respect
A local news outlet is reporting that the home-goods retailer, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves in the aftermath of the Boston attack.
According to the Dedham Patch, Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers off the shelves out of respect for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Kent, a store manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall says:
"It's a temporary thing out of respect."
Authorities have confirmed that pressure cookers were used by the two men who planned and carried out the bombing at the Boston Marathon last Monday.
Williams-Sonoma says that the product will still be available online.
What doesn't help is the MEDIA giving these people all the glory they crave with huge media coverage. That can only encourage copycats. Same with mass murderers and spree killers. Killers of all kinds.
r21, lol, yes, but we had the gas kind in the home where I grew up in, so it never stuck. And, yes, I know it's an illogical phobia ;)
The pressure cooker was vital to the survival of the farmers that homesteaded America
I grew up on a farm and we produced all our own food. We ate because we canned.
Of course you don't ban the pressure cooker
Interesting that they have not released what brand of pressure cooker the brothers Tsarnaev used in the attack. I'm betting it was a Hamilton Beach.
My friend's sister was injured by a pressure cooker when we were kids. She was in the kitchen when it exploded. This was around 1984. Because of that, I've never bought one. I'm sure they're safer now but I could never own one. This has nothing to do with them being used as bombs.
Pressure cookers are always has some danger. You have to know how to use it and never vary or try and speed up the process.
Cuisinart withdrew all their pressure cookers temporarily in response. I THOUGHT it was because it was their products that were used.
Freepers are always so stupid.
Stacey Campfield is a piece of shit.
His blog reads as though someone from "The Onion" wrote it.
R33, I don't see how an electric pressure cooker could be used to make a bomb. An electric pressure cooker's lid doesn't lock without electricity.
R32, there are some safety factors involved in using a pressure cooker. Most if not all explosions are caused by a clogged vent. Because of that, there are certain foods that produce a lot of foam that I would never cook in a pressure cooker. I carefully clean and check the vent before I cook.
They can't explode When preparing food.
All bets are off when you load anything with gunpowder!
They are made with a pressure relief plug that blows out after a certain high pressure is reached.
Yes, it is possible to be burned by steam and boiling hot food shooting out of this plug hole, but you will not have a shrapnel situation.
Peeps is SO ignunt!