[Dixielandjazz] Fw: Public Service Announcement...............

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Thu Oct 14 16:17:13 PDT 2004

VERY FUNNY! I can hardly wait to show to CB7's trombone player, Dick 
Bowman...he gets the "giggles", and can't stop laughing for 
hours...everything seems to be over, and there he goes again...completely 
uncontrollable! He'll love this one!
Warm regards,
Bob Romans
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.,
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no man!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Knittel" <knittelsportland at juno.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:09 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Fw: Public Service Announcement...............

> Rick Knittel - JAZZBONE
> 37 Ship Channel Road; South Portland, Maine 04106-5136
> Phone; (207)-741-2407; fax 2409; Cell: (207)-233-3480;
> E-mail; Knittelsportland at juno.com
> Applying the same logic that brought us "Guns don't kill people, people
> do," we conclude:
> Trombones don't play out of tune, trombone players do.  Come to think of
> it, there are other similarities as well.  In the wrong hands, a trombone
> can be a dangerous weapon.
> Each year thousands are people are killed, maimed or annoyed by
> trombones.
> Trombones should be stored out of reach of children.
> There is currently legislation pending in Congress to restrict the sale
> of trombones and equip them with child-safety devices.  The powerful
> trombone lobby is, of course, opposed to this.  There have been various
> proposals for requiring a so called "trigger lock."
> Efforts to enact a mandatory 10 day waiting period to purchase a trombone
> have been heretofore been thwarted.  This would allow a period of time
> for law enforcement to cross check the purchaser's name against a
> national list of registered trombone offenders.
> Law enforcement officials are particularly alarmed over the increase in
> crimes involving use of the "sawed-off" trombone or "sackbut."
> One response is the increased sentencing for those using a trombone while
> committing a crime (use a trombone - go to jail).  This has been
> especially effective when used in conjunction with the new "Three sharps,
> you're out" laws passed in many states.
> The automatic and semi-automatic models are much more dangerous than the
> traditional single note trombone.  The awesome destructive power of the
> double trigger bass trombone could never have been imagined by the
> founding fathers when they granted us the right to keep and arm bears.
> Remember:  When trombones are outlawed, only outlaws will play "I'm
> Gettin'
> Sentimental Over You".
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