Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chinese Knife Rampage... BAN KNIVES BEFORE IT HAPPENS HERE!!!!

Hopefully, you get the sarcasm in the title.  Take a quick read of the following:

China knife attack: Police arrest suspect in bus rampage

If you're a regular on this blog, then you probably know where I'm going with this.  If not, then allow me to explain a basic truth.  Guns, knives, baseball bats, high heels, crowbars, concrete curbs...  All are inanimate objects that have been used in assaults not to mention murders.  People commit these crimes, not the objects themselves.  Banning any type of item, at best, only queues up the next object for a person to attempt to use to commit a crime.  The idea that laws prohibiting items will somehow stop violence has been proven over and over to be an utter failure.

Ban criminals.  Lock them up.  Enforce laws pertaining to the criminal behavior, not the objects used.  Some people cannot accept the concept on punishing criminal behavior as the right path.   One can only conclude that these people attribute evil to inanimate objects when trying to argue a ban on <insert perceived scary item her>.  Is that really rational thinking?

What do you think?  Should we ban potential items on the chance they could be used to hurt or kill another person?  Or do you fall on the side of enforcing and/or strengthening laws against criminal behavior?

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