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Submission + - Sears to sell Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker (stltoday.com)

OutOnARock writes: After controlling the Craftsman name for 90 years, troubled department store operator Sears said it will sell the famous tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc.

Stanley, which makes and sells tools under the DeWalt and Black & Decker names, wants to grow the Craftsman brand by selling its products in more stores outside of Sears. Today, only 10 percent of Craftsman products are sold in other stores. Sears said it will continue to sell Craftsman, including at its Kmart and Sears Hometown stores. The Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based company first took control of Craftsman in 1927 when it bought the trademark for $500.

When I crack open a computer, more than likely I'm using a Craftsman screwdriver. Am I the only one that sees this as the end of an era?

Comment Re:That's just too damn bad. (Score 1) 767

You are in your house with your family and criminals start breaking down your front door.

You and your family retreat to the master bedroom closet, lock the door,

You hear the criminals break down the bedroom door.

They start pounding on the closet door, saying we're coming in to get you and your cash.

The closet door breaks apart.

At that moment, who the fuck is anyone to tell you the level of technology you can use to defend your life.

Sure, I'll give you that a sawed off shotgun would be your best choice at that moment,
but if you wanted to use a fully automatic M-16 or AK-47, who is anyone to deny you the right to the best defense you can mount?

This is the reason. Ice-T said it as well, and I parapharase, "I don't own a gun to hunt. I don't own a gun for target practice. I own a gun to protect myself from a crazed individual or government."

That....right there......

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