We need legislation NOW to prevent further needless violence against our citizens. The two pressure cookers used in the Boston bombing resulted in three deaths and more than 170 injured. Why don't we have common sense laws requiring background checks prior to their purchase or transfer. We should ban all pressure cookers with removable lids and require immediate registration of any all pressure cookers in private hands.
We expect major opposition to this new legislation from the powerful lying Cookware Manufactures Association lobby funded by All-Clad, Caliphan, Farberware, Revere ware, et al.
We merely have to substitute "pressure cooker" for "gun" in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's description of New York’s latest SAFE Act gun control law to see how simple a task this is:
"The CRAP Act stops criminals, and the dangerously mentally ill from buying a pressure cooker by requiring universal background checks on pressure cooker purchases, increasing penalties for people who use possess unregistered pressure, mandating life in prison without parole for anyone who murders a first responder, and imposing the toughest assault pressure cooker ban in the country. For cooks, chefs, and law abiding pressure cooker owners, this new law preserves, and protects your right to buy, sell, keep, or use your pressure cookers."