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Detroit teacher carrying hammer for protection

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Father Knows Best, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best Well-Known Member

    An article in today's Detroit Free Press states that crime has become such a problem that some Detroit teachers are carrying hammers for protection, and the schools are looking to hire dozens of laid off police officers to protect the campuses: http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060303/OPINION01/603030337/1068/OPINION

    The school mentioned in the article is Marquette Elementary on Detroit northeast side. The great irony is that the school is in one of the safest neighborhoods in Detroit. It is on Canyon St. just one block from Grosse Pointe -- an area that is commonly known as "Copper Canyon" for all of the police officers and firefighters who live there. They live there because they have to live in the City, and it is on the very edge of the City next to an affluent suburb. When I met my wife, I was living just over a mile west of the school (on Yorkshire Rd. in the area known as "East English Village"), and she was living just a few blocks south of the school on Ashley St.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    A night high school principal of my acquaintance used to carry a 5 cell mag lite flashlight. He needed it to check in storage rooms where there was not enough light and to light the way when students were leaving the building. Of course, it would have made one fine club, fully capable of flattening about anyone hit with it, but I am sure he never thought of it as a weapon. No ex-special forces officer would think of something so innocent as a weapon. No way.

  3. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    My wife keeps one of those thick yardsticks with the metal ends near her. Crack a kid over the melon with one of those and it's gonna hurt. Wish she could carry there. Buncha animals she teaches.

  4. erik the bold

    erik the bold Well-Known Member

    Father, you may have been out of the area too long........Police and Firemen in Detroit no longer have to live in the city. Happened 8 or 10 years ago. Since then, real estate values have plummeted, and the area is now a stye. I knew this area as I grew up in Eastpointe and went to school in Harper Woods. My sister lived in that area for quite a while too. You don't want to go there, EVEN during daylight hours.
  5. TallPine

    TallPine Well-Known Member

    What caliber of hammer ... 16oz, 20oz, or ??????

    Which is better, a ball peen hammer or a carpentry hammer...? If the latter, curved claw or straight framing claw...?

  6. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the old saying is true....are all the problem kids looking like nails?
  7. Autolite

    Autolite Well-Known Member

    Doesn't that still require a CCW???

    Concealed Carpenter's Weapon
  8. exoduster18

    exoduster18 Well-Known Member

    + 1 to Tall Pine and Autolite....you guys beat Preacherman with your comments.....way to go!!:neener: :neener:
  9. Father Knows Best

    Father Knows Best Well-Known Member

    Condition 1 carry?

    I don't think so. I bet she carries "hammer down"....
  10. sheepdip

    sheepdip Well-Known Member

    Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    came down upon her head
    Clang! Clang! Maxwell's silver hammer
    made sure that she was dead
  11. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Well-Known Member

    I wonder what the waiting period is like on such implaments of construction? :D
  12. Sylvan-Forge

    Sylvan-Forge Well-Known Member

  13. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Well-Known Member

    Dont bring a hammer to a gunfight!;)
  14. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Yup, Maxwell knew what a real hammer was... bang, bang... 1/2oz lead hammer. :)
  15. 50.

    50. Member

    THATS one scary hammer, :what: wouldn't want to pick a fight with that guy.... :neener: :D :D :D
  16. Fire4Effect

    Fire4Effect Well-Known Member

    4 pound sledge... :evil:
  17. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    Doesn't sound so scary when they're the same weight as my porterhouse steaks :D
  18. c_yeager

    c_yeager Well-Known Member

    A hammer makes for a pretty poor weapon. Its only effective if you have room to actually swing it. So its a contact weapon that isnt any use at actual contact distance. Someone give her something sharp instead, or is that not an option in the rock city?
  19. Rpriestlyjr

    Rpriestlyjr Well-Known Member

    How about a mason's hammer, or a roofer's hatchet (hammer)?
    I'd think of one with a fiberglass handle so it could be cut down. A few wraps of hockey (friction) tape for a new handle and you'll be able to swing real close like.....:evil:
  20. Mooseman

    Mooseman Well-Known Member

    I've heard they're trying to ban the sale of hammers and other ' weapons of mass construction '

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