Friday, July 08, 2005

What we need is strict control of baseball bats

San Jose Mercury News: Boy convicted of murder in Palmdale baseball bat beating death. I think this makes it clear that you should have to be 21 to purchase a baseball bat, and that no one convicted of felony or found to have a history of mental illness should be allowed to purchase a baseball bat. All baseball bats should be serialized and purchase should be registered with the government.

Then we can get the city of Palmdale to sue the manufacturer of the baseball bat for creating a faulty product and failing to keep it out of the hands of baseball players prone to violence. </sarcasm>

While this is surely a tragedy for all concerned, the manufacturer is clearly not responsible. There is in fact only one person responsible (beyond a reasonable doubt), the person who swung the bat.

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