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Sometimes as they say, truth can be stranger than fiction.  We all half-heartedly joked that in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, it would only be a matter of time before pressure cookers would be outlawed by liberals.

Turns out a hypersensitive retail chain in Massachusetts beat them to the punch.

Via the Dedham Patch:

Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.

Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website.

While I can appreciate the attempt to show respect, I don’t think most people would see a pressure cooker on a store shelf and think, ‘Yea, that’s what killed those people’.

The Tsarnaev brothers are what set those bombs off.  The pressure cooker didn’t gather up nails and explosives, wire itself, climb into a backpack, and walk down to the marathon on its own.

Can Home Depot pulling nails and ball bearings off their shelves be far behind?