Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Background Checks for "Razor-Type Knives"?

This is the logical extension of anti-gun idiocy based on Dylan Quick's stabbing spree in which he injured 14 people yesterday:

Quick told investigators he had fantasies of killing people and had been planning the attack for some time, sheriff's officials said late Tuesday. Quick used "a razor-type knife" to stab his victims, they added.
"According to the statement the suspect voluntarily gave investigators, he has had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school," a statement from the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
Quick has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, said Donna Hawkins of the Harris County Prosecutor's Office.

Of course ... the "razor type knife" "had fantasies of killing people and had been planning the attack for some time"

Read that quote above and you see the idiocy of the anti-gun debate in a nutshell: If Dylan Quick couldn't find a "razor type knife" he would've used something else. Should we make everyone go through a background check to buy a set of steak knives? Maybe we need to check every steak knife purchaser against the national steak knife database. Perhaps we should limit the number of steak knives that can be held in a butcher block. What about box cutters? Sharp butter knives? Knitting needles?

It's not the gun, folks, it's the nut holding the gun, or knife or knitting needle or baseball bat, or hammer, or steak knife .... I hope you get the picture. What do we do to keep lethal weapons out of the hands of psychopathic nuts? Well, whatever the answer is, taking away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens won't do it.  

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