Oakland to ban hammers, wrenches, tripods, walking canes, shields and other ‘tools of vandalism’ in bizarre Orwellian disarmament push

oaklandNatural News – by Mike Adams

Forget “gun control.” That’s old news. The city of Oakland, California now wants to ban any object that could be used as a “tool of vandalism,” including hammers, wrenches, slingshots, shields and presumably anything else with a blunt edge such as garden rakes or sticks.

It’s all part of Oakland’s response to recent protests in which angry mobs of people caused significant damage to local businesses (because angry mobs tend to loot and burn their own neighborhoods first).  

So the Oakland City Council is considering a proposed ordinance that would criminalize the possession of everyday objects, including objects of professional tradesmen such as hammers, large screwdrivers, walking canes and mechanic’s tools.

The city claims these objects will be illegal to possess during a “protest,” but a protest can be defined as any two people standing around, or walking down a street, or even just talking loudly. There is no official definition of a “protest,” meaning the police can invoke the ordinance any time they wish. That’s how these laws always go: they get interpreted and deployed far beyond their original intent.

Police need more tools, but tools of the people should be criminalized

In a local CBS story, Oakland Councilman Noel Gallo attempted to explain why he wanted to criminalize hammers by saying, “the Oakland Police Department needs additional tools to help protect life and property in our city.” The word “tools” might have been a poor choice, of course, since the proposed ordinance would outlaw nearly all common tools include plumber’s wrenches and even video tripods used by journalists.

The proposed banning of shields is especially interesting, given that more protesters are routinely harmed by Oakland police than by other protesters. The message from the Oakland City Council is: You are not allowed to protect yourself from police. You must allow yourself to be openly shot, punched or sprayed with pepper spray, or else you will be arrested and then punched and pepper-sprayed while in handcuffs.

Natural News wonders if Oakland will soon ban rocks, bottles and fists, as such devices are also known to inflict damage during protests. Perhaps Noel Gallo will request that all protesters have their hands chopped off so that they cannot hold shields nor wield “weapons of destruction” such as hammers and wrenches.

This would create the perfect utopia for control freak government worshippers who want the police to have military weapons and armored cars while the People have all their arms and hands chopped off so they cannot, literally, “bear arms.”

The now-famous Leopard Pimp Daddy from Philadelphia completely agrees with this, as he has suggested all sharp objects be outlawed across the country including kitchen knives and construction nails. See his rationale for all this in the following video which has gone viral all over the ‘net:

Sources for this story include:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/29/oakland-city-council-cons…

http://www.naturalnews.com/041072_militarized_police_law_enforcement_…

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041399_Oakland_hammers_weapons_ban.html#ixzz2aWkXkHZu

12 thoughts on “Oakland to ban hammers, wrenches, tripods, walking canes, shields and other ‘tools of vandalism’ in bizarre Orwellian disarmament push

  1. Fine. All repair shops of any sort can deny required services to politicians and cops, saying the tools needed to do the repairs are illegal, so you can fix your own damn plumbing, roof, washer, etc. . .

    Imagine if people everywhere did boycott those who make our lives miserable? Muahahahahahaha!

    Now I must wake up.

    1. Oh no, they corruption doesn’t roll that way, now that they have precedence (sic), with people and business starving for business, it’ll be a flood of “application for hammer permit”, “application for tripod license”, followed up with the next five years of litigation to grandfather in grandfather’s walking cane. The media won’t be effected because they already get their press passes from the cops and establishment. Pretty soon it will be like working on a flight-line, if you cross into the protected zone’s red line, you have to have your line-badge displayed and be subject to search.

      Alternatively a corporate hammer delivery service will pop up, so you can just have your hammer shipped to the job-site’s OSHA approved field vault/armory, alternatively home owners must provide the hammers leaving the question — how they are going to get the hammers home first?

      It can also be argued further that citizen journalists don’t exist–“Why just look at their shaky videos for all the evidence” Can’t even hold a camera straight, must not be a journalist, doesn’t deserve a press pass. Shaky video work == No Press Pass

      Of course I exaggerate, but you know damn well the establishment looks for exactly such opportunity for new hammer licensing taxes after the “Reaction” part of the Problem, Reaction, Solution come’s due– a nasty catch 22 perpetuated by insolent oath breaking scum.

  2. In other words, crippled old forks like me are going to face eviction from a city?
    So what if one of my canes is also an 18″ long toad sticker and another one goes bang? I still prefer my ol hickory for walking and my .45 on my hip for defense.
    I’m sure glad I don’t live in Krazyfornication!

  3. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:

    What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests…. people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with

    AXES, HAMMERS, POKERS OR WHATEVER ELSE WAS AT HAND ?… , the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  4. Might work out better if they take the “toys” from the cops. Appears they are the ones that provoke this rioting sh!t.

  5. “We need handcuffs on everyone or the pubic will never be safe. Don’t leave your house unless you handcuff yourself first, or you’re obviously a threat to society that needs to be shot on sight.” — Oakland PD Chief

  6. So who are they expected to repair their houses if a water pipe bursts or they need to tighten a screw in the house or cupboard drawers? Call a government licensed, paid mechanic to do just that? Seriously? How old are we now? I’m sorry, but I can’t live like that. Kill me. Actually I’d hang the politician first and then beat the hell out of anyone who goes along with this ridiculous law if it goes into effect.

  7. Angry mobs caused significant damage in recent protests because the police did not even try to stop them.

  8. The politicians in this state seem to have acquired a more virulent form of insanity than most of them in the rest of the country.

    Hope it’s not contagious.

  9. RIGHT! For the safety of all people! Take all your clothes off!
    You the young pretty girl, it does apply to you as well! No exception, humhh you will be excused if you’re a fat chick!

  10. I can’t wait to see those bozos in Oakland try to enforce this ridiculousness! Honestly, I thought this was satire…

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