After Tallahasee Attack, Gun Group Asks, Will Dems Demand Knife Control?

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After Tallahasee Attack, Gun Group Asks, Will Dems Demand Knife Control?

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal stabbing attack in Florida, the Second Amendment Foundation today asked whether Congressional Democrats will now start pushing knife control.

“Five people were brutally stabbed,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The nation deserves to know whether Democrats will hold the suspect responsible, or blame the knife he used amd knife owners.”

Authorities said the five victims were being treated at a nearby hospital.

Gottlieb noted that this is hardly an isolated incident. He pointed to an early-August stabbing rampage in Southern California that left four people dead, and another incident in Massachusetts late last month that left two people dead and a third injured. And in California’s Ventura County, authorities arrested a man for fatally stabbing a woman and her elderly mother two weeks ago.

“Democrats and the gun prohibition lobby have been remarkably silent about these crimes,” Gottlieb observed. “We’re waiting for someone to start complaining about ‘an epidemic of knife violence.’ There are no background checks or waiting periods involved in purchasing knives, and in any given year, according to the annual FBI crime reports, more people die from stabbings than are killed with either rifles or shotguns, so maybe Congressional Democrats will start talking about that.

“The real issue here,” he said, “is that in every brutal slaying, regardless of the weapon used, the perpetrator should be held responsible. But only when firearms are involved do these knee-jerk crusaders demand action, and it is always aimed at guns and the people who own them who had nothing at all to do with the crime.

“We’re calling Democrats and gun control extremists out,” Gottlieb stated. “If they’re satisfied to hold knife-wielding killers individually responsible, the same standard must apply when it comes to crimes committed with firearms. Millions of people who own knives and/or guns have harmed nobody, so Democrats should stop treating them all like criminals.”


Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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tomcat
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tomcat

The demorat presidential candidates and a lot of rinos think we are too stupid to manage our own lives. They think the government should control everything. They, probably, have some bean counter to tell us when we have to take a dump.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

***“If they’re satisfied to hold knife-wielding killers individually responsible, the same standard must apply when it comes to crimes committed with firearms.***

You expect liberals to have standards?

Terry
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Terry

You know this lady said it best when she testified to the Tex’s legislature prior to Texas passing their concealed carry laws.

She put them in their place.

JPM
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JPM

They don’t fear knives and knife owners as much as they fear guns and gun owners.

CaptainKerosene
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CaptainKerosene

MS13 prefers sharp machetes and they kill people. Long Island, NY has had many dismemberment killings.
Outlaw knives and you’ll have to close auto scrap yards that have leaf springs, hardware stores that sell leaf cutters.
And yes, they will try to do it.

Nat X
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Nat X

No, they won’t because this murderer was black. Nothing should or would be done to cast a shade of negativity on a member of their “electorate”.

Alan1018
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Alan1018

If the politicians were serious about reducing crime committed by criminals using firearms they would pass a law requiring a 10 year sentence for possessing a gun during a crime, a 20 year sentence for brandishing it during the crime, a 30 year sentence if it is fired, and life if someone is injured during the crime in any manner (shot, pistol whipped, stabbed, etc.). The sentence and the underlying crimes could not be plea bargained. There would be no parole or early release and the sentence would be consecutive to the sentence for the underlying crime.

Tman72
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Tman72

Exactly!! If they are going to pass laws against law abiding citizens they must have mandatory prison sentences for criminals using/possessing firearms.
And pass a law that the local prosecuting attorney can’t stop the mandatory penalty and the charges are automatic with video surveillance proof.

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

And when some bleeding heart liberal judge determines that incarceration in crowded prisons is cruel and unusual punishment, and orders their release, who wins?

gcm
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gcm

Let us not forget about using fake, or toy guns to be included on this list. They are still trying to deprive people out of their money, or hard earned goods.
Alan, I think you have got a pretty good idea, no complaints from me, anybody else?

Huapakechi
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Huapakechi

An admirable suggestion, but who will pay to keep these overflowing prisons staffed and supplied? Us taxpayers, that’s who.

It’s cheaper and more effective to allow citizens the unfettered right to keep and bear arms as is abundantly clear in the words of the Second Amendment.
https://www.constitution.org/2ll/schol/2amd_grammar.htm

Wyomark
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Wyomark

According to the FBI each year, on average, rifles kill 439, and knife attacks kill 1700 Americans. We’re still waiting on the data for paper cuts.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Wyomark, Do you have a link for that, please?

Will Flatt
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Of course they will, after they ban all the guns; they will follow England’s example right into the pits of hell!

Will
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Will

Another inanimate object that doesn’t commit violence !