When will we ban ‘assault knives’?

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Dylan Quick, a 20-year-old student at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas went on a stabbing attack yesterday, wounding 14 people, two critically. TheBlaze has since reported that the student used a razor-type knife during the rampage, and piece of the blade was found in at least one victim. Broken blade pieces also were found in the area where the stabbing occurred, and the handle was discovered in Quick’s backpack.

Fortunately, there were no casualties, but the fact that Quick was able to stab 14 people (mostly in the face and neck) in several buildings before being apprehended is alarming. One of the students who was on campus during the stabbing gave a very candid interview following the incident in which he advocated for guns on campus:

VOICE:  We wish we could protect ourselves with guns and stuff.  We wish that the law would let us carry guns because we’re legal adults and carry guns on campus to protect ourselves.  But so far all we have to rely on is on God.  But we’d love to have God and the law on our side.

“He was there. He could have stopped it,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “14 people, two critical, over knives. That’s why. America, please. Stop the insanity. We’re talking common sense… knife regulations.”

Learning from the best to never let a good crisis go to waste, Glenn opened The Glenn Beck Program last night with an impassioned plea for an ‘assault knife’ ban and stricter knife regulations:

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“Last night I did this on the air. I opened the show last night at 5 o’clock with this and I – and it was really offensive because people were still, they were in critical condition here in Texas and, you know, so people might have been offended,” Glenn said. “And I finished this thing and I said, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, is this offensive? Because this is exactly the same space of time it took for the President to come on TV and start going after guns [after the Sandy Hook shootings].’”

On the TV show, Glenn was able to show one of the primary problems with the gun control argument. Even a simple kitchen knife can look menacing if painted black, much in the same way that the so-called ‘assault weapons’ can look like an ordinary hunting rifle in one situation and a much more intimidating weapon in the next.

Furthermore, this event serves yet another example of the problem with ‘gun free zones’. As one of the students so eloquently pointed out, just one person on campus with a firearm could have prevented any number of injuries.

“It’s really amazingly, amazingly offensive,” Glenn concluded. “What could have been done in Houston if somebody would have been allowed to carry a weapon?”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The prospective ‘ban’ on ‘assault knives’ and other such items may, again MAY, occur when a politician on one side or another decides there is political gain and opportunity for themselves, their party and the power, control, influence and more.

    Almost all politics are machinations by the political class to gain, grab, maintain or retain power, position and control.

    Consider the biblical maxim: “The LOVE of money is the root of much evil…” (note: some bibles have ‘all’ in place of ‘much’). In that we see why the current degree of corruption and insanity of the DC club is out-of-control and out-of-touch with the rest of America.

    Apply the maxim for power, control, gain (read: greed for all of the previous mentioned), and you have the truth of power becoming corrupting in the end.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

     What happen yesterday is the best case for gun rights ever. If
    the college students had guns he would not have been able to stab 14 people. http://misfitpolitics.co/2013/04/knife-control-now/

  • Draxx

    They will first ban Machetes, because they are the most commonly used bladed weapon to assault people with World Wide… 

    Next would be Swords, Then Daggers, Then Hunting Knives (why do you need a hunting knife if you have no firearm to kill an animal), then Butcher Knives, Then Steak Knives, Then Pocket Knives, Then Finally Butter Knives.  Then we will only have STICKS to Fight back against Gov’t Tyranny and their Weapons of Mass Destruction…

  • Draxx

     Next they will Ban IAD’s (Improvised Assault Devices)…

  • Anonymous

    LOL. 
    Not one person was killed in the knife attack.
    Thanks for proving our point.
    GUN CONTROL NOW!!!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, it’s the best case for gun control ever. Not one person was killed with the knife. If it was a gun, there would be several deaths. Crazy people will act out (until we improve out mental health system, which conservatives oppose), but they will do far less damage if they don’t have a gun.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Right now you can fight against government tyranny and their WMDs with handguns. That’s going to do real well against nukes and bazookas. Good luck with that.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Two critically wounded and 12 stabbed is not a good thing no matter how you try to paint it knownothing. I love it how the uninform think it is great news that someone tried to kill a lot of people and the people could not defend themselves before 14 people were stabbed. Gee if someone had a gun and shot him maybe two people will not be in the hospital fighting for their lives. Remember everyone if knownothing is being stabbed to death make sure you get your gun holster because he wants to live in a world without guns and you would dishonor his wishes.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Two critically wounded and 12 stabbed is not a good thing no matter how you try to paint it knownothing. I love it how the uninform think it is great news that someone tried to kill a lot of people and the people could not defend themselves before 14 people were stabbed. Gee if someone had a gun and shot him maybe two people will not be in the hospital fighting for their lives. Remember everyone if knownothing is being stabbed to death make sure you get your gun holster because he wants to live in a world without guns and you would dishonor his wishes.

  • Anonymous

    No one said it was a good thing.

    The fact is that guns are clearly more dangerous. No one died in the knife attack, but many die during the gun attacks. If this attacker had had a gun instead of a knife, people would have died.
    That’s all. I’m not saying that knives are safe and we should hand them out to criminals. I’m not saying that if we ban guns that nothing bad will ever happen again. Or anything else as absurd.
    Address the point being made and stop fighting at strawmen. It’s a joke.

  • Anonymous

    Which is why Republicans are supporting the wishes of the NRA and the gun lobby, instead of 95% of Americans. The NRA and gun companies just want to make money and the Republicans just want to protect their profits, all at the expense of American children.

  • Kanak Attack

    You’re so pathetically ignorant it’s comical…

  • Anonymous

    Any mentally ill person who in intent on killing other people
    will, if he can’t find any guns, will find a way to kill them.
    Next time it might be a bomb.  
    We must find the mentally ill people and treat them.  We
    must have more law-enforcement in the cities to get ganf
    members.
    We must have men or women in schools that know how
    to handle a gun and are cool under pressure to protect
    the children.  We must advise parents not to take their
    children to violent movies, to not let them watch violent
    television programs or listen to violent music or rap.
    Every parent out there who allows their children to do
    this is wrong.

  • Kanak Attack

    So your argument is that we should be happy that they were ONLY stabbed instead of shot even if it could have been prevented had someone shot the attacker…  Wow.  You’re logic is astonishing.  If not for the welfare government we have people like you would die from their own stupidity.

  • Kanak Attack

    Exactly, address the point Knowit.  The point is, a student with a concealed weapon would have stopped this guy from stabbing 14 people.  Why do you continue to avoid that point?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=669413859 MIke McGinn

     Can we all agree we do NOT want anything to harm our American Children (or any children from any country), Killing is already illegal.   Using any weapon against someone without proving SELF DEFENSE is illegal.   Why is the only use of a firearm to kill another?  I own guns, mine have never harmed another person.   If you really think better BACKGROUND CHECKS will stop criminals then you are not ignorant but very naive on how the Gov’t works.   Why don’t they explain what the changes of the checks will be.   Anyone who has a teenager, discouraged with life or circumstances, on any medication, is a Christian will eventually be banned from owning a firearm.  One small step against our rights will escalate into more steps against our rights.   If I was trying to register and confiscate guns, it would be what I would do.  

  • greywolfrs

    Please keep pushing the gun control thing. I want you left wing idiots to do it, in fact, I hope you idiots try and repeal the Second Amendment. Go ahead, see what happens.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, you actually believe the Feds would order a nuke to be detonated on US soil? You actually think the military will fire on it’s own citizens? You actually believe that those guys in the silos will push the button? You are dumber than anyone could have imagined.

  • greywolfrs

    95% is B S, nice try, but you are a liar.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, ban the K-bar, ban guns, ban baseball bats and ban anything that may be used as a weapon. That sounds like freedom to me.

  • greywolfrs

    He’s the epitome of a “NO-information” voter and the first graduate of Common Core.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.heide.3 Scott Heide

    I agree with you fully but one thing I think we need to do is reopen up the mental health hospitals. You find young adults like this person that have had ideas and feelings of stabbing someone since they were a young child, you know there is something wrong the medication just won’t fix or help with. Just that you send a person home with medication does not mean they are taking it as told to. I also agree with you on the not taking or showing your kids movies or TV shows with alot of violents.
       

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    You’re the straw man why don’t you answer any of the questions? Why the miss direction?

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, let’s ban guns, knives, anything that can be used as a weapon, and carry that line of thinking to its illogical conclusion. Even bare hands have killed people in the past, and will in the future. Do we outlaw hands?

    This is all classic progressive misdirection to use the convenient crisis to whip up emotional response to pass laws to enforce their control over us. 

    “Move along, don’t look at the truth of what is happening. I’ll tell you what to think.”

    Instead, we need to look critically at the overall situation, and act accordingly, in an adult fashion, rather than sophomoric thinking that is all too often misdirected, often knowingly by those with an agenda. And parroted by the unthinking.

    We are on a downward slope that will likely end only with the return of the Savior. Current events point to a terrible future — Armageddon, perhaps?

    For example, can we get an answer to Benghazi? Who said, “Stand down.”?

    Laus Deo

  • Kanak Attack

    You’re right Tracy.  There is a bigger picture here that most are missing and if they saw it we would already be at war with our own government in a desperate effort to win our freedom back before it’s too late.  In my opinion I believe we’re already too late and only an act of God is going to turn the tables on what is happening in the world and especially this country.

  • Anonymous

    Okay, let’s post signs making “Knife free zones” as well. Better still, “Violence free zones.”

    Instead, we are getting “Critical thinking free zones” that are expanding out of control, coming to a neighborhood near you.

    Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    which 95% of Americans you talk about ?? is it by “accident” the same “99%” that buy ,say a IPhone and bash the maker for getting rich ??
    you are so uninformed and ignorant,that it makes me wonder,if you only have one channel on your TV,which could be MSNBC from what you spoud out

  • Anonymous

    well whats next ? ban gun’s ,ban knifes, ban baseball bat’s,ban hammer’s ,ban nail gun’s (now there is a gun again), ban screw drivers
    heck why not ban hand’s and fist’s and legs,those can be used as weapons too,why not cut hand and legs off ,right at birth,this way we make sure no one can ever use a weapon

  • Anonymous

    What we need to ban is dirty rotten poiticans that have no respect for our Constitutional rights

  • Anonymous

    A good place to start with handling the mentally ill would be to ship you back to wherever the hell it was you came from. Just saying; you know……. one less nut case!

  • Anonymous

    “The fact is that guns are clearly more dangerous”. Especially to any loser stupid enough to bring a knife to a gun fight. If you don’t want a firearm don’t buy one, I’m keeping all mine!                                                                                                                          

  • Anonymous

    You do realize that there are people (like the ones in the old USSR) that will diagnose anyone who does not follow the party line is mentally ill, especially those who believe in an invisible GOD?

  • Anonymous

    I heard that the government is going to outlaw toilet paper and we will have to buy it only from the government. The tree huggers and global warming idiots as well as Biden, Gore. and Poloesi will be on the new government agency created to dispense the toilet paper. Just joking,but since they are already shoveling s–t and want us to believe it is prime rib they might as well as provide the rest. As the 100 year old hermit on the mountain said ” Don’t piss on my head and tell me its raining”  Lock and load people! Guns, ammo, water, food supplies,etc–get ready–its coming!

  • Anonymous

    And what planet do you live on?

  • Anonymous

    Dead gum it Beck, quit giving them ideas!  They already have a law against knife length and concealment in most states.  I can’t even cross the Tennessee line with my Buck fixed blade anymore.  The laws on blades are already way more restrictive than guns anyway.  As a knife carrier, I ask that you quit aging them on.  I have a hard enough time carrying my knife around now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hammond.182 John Hammond

    What many Americans do not know is that the UK banned knives a few years ago.  The carrying of any knife is a crime in Britain.  Originally there was an exemption for Scouts in uniform, but that was revoked because of fear that someone might cut themselves accidentally. No pocket knife or other knife may be possessed in public by anyone not using it in his or her trade (for example a cook, carpenter or electrician)

  • Bonnie Somer

    yes and poison, dynamite, matches, and so on its all about the control and what guns equal freedom for the masses.  classic progressive left commies.  this is the dictator mentality people better wake up now

  • Snorri

    Canada already has the law that anything that can be used as an overt weapon is illegal unless permitted by authority. Likewise any non-weapon item that is used as a weapon e.g. a mechanical pencil, umbrella, a rolled up newspaper falls within this law. Also, Canada has severe restrictions on political  free speech as well as personal conversations. What to do in the U.S. that is going a similar way as “Garden of Eden” Canada? How about copying the Asian Tongs that settle accounts in the traditional modes and in the historical ways. Oh! Perhaps that’s already in place in both the U.S. and Canada.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.devilbiss.3 David Devilbiss

    I do not own a gun and I am not a member of the NRA and even I know that gun control is nothing more than a “cover” for power control.  I think knowitsome should  be called don’tknowdiddly, and should return to the second grade.  Apparently another victim of our American school system.

  • rickg

    I worked in the UK, Manchester area in Burnley for a year from 2006 to 2007. I listened to BBC radio and Sky News TV. During that time it was like being in the US listening to gun issues, with the exception that “knives” was inserted in the UK discussion where “gun” was in the US. The messages ranged from “subjecting our children to the carnage caused by knives” down to “should the control of knives be to the level of butter knives” with the occasional question of “what will the children use to cut their food or spread ‘x’ during lunch at school.”

    It is coming here, too. Once political power is tasted in gun control, or cigarette control, or control over “X”, it just keeps going.

  • rickg

    By the way, I have no idea where the UK went with knife control. My job ended and I returned home instead of enduring a horrible commute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.whitfield.3979 Robert Whitfield

     Knownothing… Your remark deserves a kick! From what demoboon propaganda report are you referring… Not the FBI, Police Reports or common sense. HOW IS TAKING FIREARMS OR ANYTHING FROM LAW ABIDING CITIZENS GOING TO REDUCE CRIME? The fact of being a law abiding citizen, is in fact case and point… We do not commit crimes, with or without arms. Of all the suggestions and laws demanded by you and the demoboons, none will change the heart of, or predisposition of a criminal and not one of the demands are to find and take guns away from criminals. That I could stand behind!

  • americanathlete

    If somebody gets stabbed in Connecticut or Colorado they’ll wanna take away my steak knife…I guess I’ll be a vegetarian.

  • KozariSucks

    This is the dumbest, least educated and least supported comment I have heard. Try some reading of your own, knowitsome.

  • KozariSucks

    How about 13 less people injured if people had a right to carry? First stab and a pop from a handgun and you save the remaining 13 people. This time luckily no one died but we need to register all knife owners before this gets out of hand, right? Or maybe a permit when buying a knife?

  • KozariSucks

    Read!! NRA has been pushing for mental health records when buying guns but the left wing sheep oppose it. Now they want it? Laughable.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Actually, carrying a blade longer than 3.5 inches in public is illegal without a license – I believe in every state. I know in New York getting a license to own a real sword (not decorative) is more expensive than a typical gun permit. In California swords are illegal to carry in public altogether.

    Sorry folks. If you thought you could legally defend yourself with a blade if they took away your guns, think again. Oh yeah, and there’s an anti-blade lobby too, trying to get knives banned. They’ve pushed hard in N.Y.C. and Florida.

  • Leonard Urban

    “You don’t need 10 knives to shoot a deer…” Gov Cuomo