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Posted: 5/23/2005 9:24:37 AM EST
Protester who chopped off finger tip selling guillotine on Internet
Associated Press
May 22, 2005

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Joel Gonzalez is bringing cutting edge equipment to the Internet. Literally.

Gonzalez, who cut off the tip of his finger outside the state Capitol in 1994 to protest efforts by the gun lobby to scuttle tougher firearms laws, is selling the homemade guillotine and hammer used in the severance on eBay. The bidding begins at $50,000.

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."

Gonzalez told the Connecticut Post that he wants to sell the items to raise money needed to continue his activism in causes including bringing prayer back into schools, finding more money for education, abolishing the death penalty and, of course, strengthening gun control laws.

If he gets a $50,000 bid or more, he promised to give half to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.

No one has bid on the two items, but 391 people have looked at the eBay listing.

The guillotine is 8 inches tall. The 2-pound hammer was used to drive the guillotine blade into left index finger. Both items include state police evidence tags.

State Capitol police threatened to arrest Gonzalez but never did. But they did arrest his friend, who was filming in the incident, and seized the videotape.

Gonzalez was taken with his finger tip to Hartford Hospital, where he elected not to have it reattached. Hospital staff sewed up the injured finger with 13 stitches and never returned the severed part.

Gonzalez believes there should be a harsh penalty for people who commit crimes with guns.

"States must consider amputating the trigger fingers of anyone who uses a firearm to commit a premeditated crime," he said.


www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/state/hc-22203725.apds.m0385.bc-ct--fingmay22,0,6401775.story?coll=hc-headlines-local-wire
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:26:44 AM EST

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



That he's crazy.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:27:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



That he's crazy.



Still crazee
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:27:50 AM EST
Wow... what an effective protest.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:29:01 AM EST
Is this another Wendy's chilli incident in the making?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:29:09 AM EST
I predict that eBay will cut the auction short......
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:30:16 AM EST
I wonder how he feels now that the AWB is dead
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:30:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hipster:
Protester who chopped off finger tip selling guillotine on Internet
Associated Press
May 22, 2005

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Joel Gonzalez is bringing cutting edge equipment to the Internet. Literally.

Gonzalez, who cut off the tip of his finger outside the state Capitol in 1994 to protest efforts by the gun lobby to scuttle tougher firearms laws, is selling the homemade guillotine and hammer used in the severance on eBay. The bidding begins at $50,000.

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."




I'd say not only is he crazy, but he's dumber than a bag full of hammers if he thinks he's goint to get 50Gs for it.
How would you search for it on Ebay- "Manicure set"?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:34:02 AM EST
The stupidity of man never ceases to amaze me.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:36:43 AM EST
Gun violence is a social problem not an availibility problem, therefore his next act should involve a real guillotine and his head.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:36:58 AM EST
Checked the eBay ad. That's got to be the shittiest guillotine I've ever seen. What a fucking loser - why doesn't he put his head into one?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:37:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:37:45 AM EST
Why does this shit make the news? Me thinks this POS is unemployed and needs the $50K.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:38:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 9:40:07 AM EST by arowneragain]
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=475&item=6532622947&rd=1\



edit:

never trust ebay'ers who have '0' feedback.....
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:43:09 AM EST

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



Ummmm, that your a fu*%ing idiot.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:43:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=475&item=6532622947&rd=1\



Gee... that is a crappy looking guillotine. And a lousy ad with funky photos.

I guess I'll have to keep looking to find an acceptable finger guillotine for home use. They're not as easy to find as you'd think.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:45:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
The stupidity of man never ceases to amaze me.[/quote

Agreed!!!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:59:20 AM EST


"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



That you're a crazy attention whore?

Why build a guillotine? I've seen people lose a finger in a paper cutter without even trying very hard. Inattention is a bitch.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:00:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



That he's crazy.



Amen.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:03:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hipster:
I guess I'll have to keep looking to find an acceptable finger guillotine for home use. They're not as easy to find as you'd think.



They're called "snow blowers" up here.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:04:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I predict that eBay will cut the auction short......



Man Your such a cut-up!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:05:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By photokirk:
I've seen people lose a finger in a paper cutter without even trying very hard.


If you look at it, all it is, is a blade attached to a wooden block by a hinge-point. It LOOKS like a
modified papercutter. Gee... how resourceful.....
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:07:06 AM EST
He should cut off his pecker to protest the lax laws that protect real criminals---child molesters!

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:13:11 AM EST
Shoulda stuck his wee-wee in there rather than his finger and keep his dumb ass out of the gene-pool.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:13:49 AM EST
Anyone notice that he said that he was going to raise $500K off of this incident? If only he chopped off all 10 fingers, then he'd make $5 million!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:17:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:28:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:

"When I did it, people said I was crazy," said Gonzalez, a former Bridgeport city councilman. "I wonder what they are saying now."



Ummmm, that your a fu*%ing idiot.



nice use oof adjectives there
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:34:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I hope he's too busy protesting to reproduce...



Maybe he'll put something else in the guillotine before he sells it.



Link Posted: 5/23/2005 10:35:28 AM EST
What a tool


so will he behead himself if we repeal the 1934 gun law?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 11:06:40 AM EST
Maybe he should put his brain on eBay. It's hardly used.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 11:35:33 AM EST
I'll bid 1k if he cuts the rest of his fingers off with it!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 11:39:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 11:40:31 AM EST by VLODPG]
Just asked his on ebay if he'll do the other 9!

& He's local, so we can do a FTF transfer!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:49:31 PM EST
Looks like he lowered his starting price to 10K...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:14:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I hope he's too busy protesting to reproduce, because he's a stain on the human race.




We should encourage him to cut something else off so as not to reproduce.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:18:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:
I wonder how he feels now that the AWB is dead



Not in CT. It still lives and breathes up here.
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