Is it time for knife control?
14 injured in knife attack on Lone Star College campus, suspect arrested
These terrible knives are sooo dangerous. We should only allow blunt knives, without pointy edges. And no blades longer than 2".
When are we going to realize that tools don't kill people, violent people kill people. Let's crack down on violence by being tough on violent people not by taking tools away from law abiding citizens.
Commit an act of violence, get whacked! One appeal then bye-bye.
aren't medical accidents still (BY FAR) the #1 killer in the US... Screw knives, we should ban doctors!
Prohibition N E V E R works.. E V E R.
Rotor is right, we need to address the root cause here: violent behavior.
We need to kick everyone OUT of prison that is not a violent offender (though I could see exceptions for people who are destructive to other peoples property) and create a much harsher punishment scheme for violent offenders; second offense gets you a V tattooed on your forehead perhaps... third offense "chain gang" labor for 10 years (NO parole).
Of course it would help immensely if our prisons were not run for profit as they currently are & we were more focused on prevention etc..
Have to think if he had a gun things would have beem much worse.
if he would have had 15lbs of fertilizer and some diesel fuel, access to the internet and 15lbs of ball bearings it would have been FAR worse than a gun or knife.
should we ban Internet, fertilizer, diesel fuel and ball bearings too?
The quote below is very true, we see it in the countries we currently occupie, we see it in England (no guns allowed) and many other countries, prohibition doesn't stop violent individuals.
What if the Newtown guy walked in with a bomb vest / IED .... like those that killed hundreds of our brave service people in the mid-east. Or ram a truck loaded with amonium-nitrate. If the crazys want to kill, they will find a way.
Lmao LF. Your hilarious dude, have the most random analogies. Good times my man.
Might be my bad on that one.. what I listed were ingredients for home-made explosives combined in the right way those items make a very devistating weapon agains human targets; I guess I assumed knowledge that I shouldn't have on that one 😉
those are the kinds of things we find planted in Mosque's in Iraq when I was there (a long with the IED's made from 155mm shells (that, BTW we supplied to the Iraqies in the Iraq -> Iran war.. kind of ironic that most IED's that kill us now are from weapons we GAVE to the iraqies back when we supported / trained /equiped them to fight iran)).
but I digress.. (haha)
Like so many other things in life, we just do the best we can with available resources. I think it is reasonable to require a person to undergo a background check before being allowed to pruchase a firearm - no exceptions. I don't think a database of gun owners is needed. If I ruled the world (and aren't you glad I don't), I would require some type of gun-safety training before buying. I would also require training before marriage and having kids.
I would also require training before marriage and having kids.
And a background check and permit?
The Roman Catholic Church requires training already for marraige ("Pre Cana Conference") having sex , children and parenthood are part of the training. As far as a background checks limited too written proof certificates for baptism and confirmation.