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Seems to me they need better knife control laws or just ban the things altogether. Knives kill people.
Well, I think more urgently, the USA needs better gun-control laws to be honest.
I have some better ideas.
1. Tougher sentences for those who commit crimes.
2. Criminals must serve out their FULL sentence.
3. Build more prisons, if that's what it takes but keep these animals in cages where they belong.
4. No plea bargains. Do the crime, you'll do the time - PERIOD.
5. Bring back the death penalty.
As for gun control, they have it in Chicago and, on average, more people get killed there in one weekend than the number killed in the theater shooting in Colorado.
Countries that are successfully controlling their crime problems and minimizing re-offense are doing the exact opposite, in fact data shows that the death penalty has no impact on the crime rate and longer prison sentences increase crime.
And facts also show in places where more people carry guns legally with permits, crime is lower. Seems the criminals have a problem with the odds being less in their favor, with a higher probability they'll get shot instead of their victim when they commit a crime.
The USA has the HIGHEST murder rate among 1st world countries period for a long time. A gun is not a deterrent. It just means the criminal will get even more prepared to commit the crime. In essence, more weapons ala 1998 in North Hollywood bank heist.
If you make a law that says he can only get 1 to 2 guns, he'll just use false IDs and so on.
Ever heard of a bank robbery with a knife. Now, most every bank needs bulletproof glass for the tellers. It just goes on and on.
Yes, I know. These are your reasons to be armed. Is it a coincidence, that some interviewed criminals pulled off their acts based on Hollywood movies? cause & effect at its greatest
I am not disputing that and I fully support gun ownership, it's just the measures you posted in the comment I replied to don't work and doing the opposite does.
Here's a good reason why: you can do things with knives besides kill people. I just sharpened a pencil with one. I used one preparing dinner last night, and spread butter on my toast with one this morning. I haven't stabbed anyone in ages, and even if I did, the chances of them dying from a stab wound are pretty low, unless a major artery is cut or they don't get medical attention.
If knives had no other purpose than kiling, and were capaable of killing without much physical effort, without getting close to one's victim, and capable of killing lots of people in short order, then maybe they should be regulated more closely.
Did you read the article? See how much damage the knife did?
I'm sure knifes are the weapon of choice for some psychopaths, but physical cowards prefer guns.
From what I've seen, cowards don't use anything at all. They're the ones hiding behind the ones who carry weapons legally or the ones with the tape outline of where they were murdered with their cell phone in their hand trying to dial 911.
Most countries have knife laws actually, I had to get a special dispensation for my Grandfathers stiletto in Australia and I can't carry it, most countries don't allow switch knives and knives made for concealment.
In Cleveland, OH, where I live, knives are regulated. You cannot carry a knife with a blade longer than 4 inches (the length of a cop's badge). But regardless, stabbing deaths are fairly rare, compared to deaths with other weapons I will not mention, because I'm playing your game. Also, multiple killings like the one in the article, are also quite rare. Most murders are one-on-one.
But that also doesn't mean that dangerous weapons shouldn't be regulated.
Why is everyone off topic? I posted about knives and how they kill.....
Sorry about that, JS. I responded to Yonder Moon and everything took a left turn.
If they outlaw knives, does that mean one of my favorite restaurants will have to go out of business? It's one of those where you sit and watch the chef cook the food and toss knives around.
I just hope we can keep this from getting out of hand and having sword fights out in the street. But the Republicans will probably block any legislation like they usually do. They want people to be knighted you know.
Did you hear the Dodgers got Cliff Lee?
Most people think it was because he was a bargain at the moment..
I'm thinking it's because he was pro-knife...
You would have thought a place as forward thinking as china would have had a situation like this under control for some time.
After all, and there are prominent people in our progressive society who will affirm this, we are supposed to be like China!
What is our problem?
I wish the Chinese would outlaw those little finger handcuffs. Those things are murder.
I believe cars are used as weapons with alarming frequency too. I think their should be better car control laws as well.
And frying pan control laws among Italian American women.
I think you can go one further. How about government mind control?
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