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#7585391 - 03/26/13 Stabbings in Pittsburgh....
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Can't we stop the Random Knife Violence...for the children..?

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PITTSBURGH —Authorities say four people have been stabbed inside a Target store in Pittsburgh, including a 16-year-old girl who is in critical condition.

Officers were called to the store in the East Liberty section of the city shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say a suspect was arrested at the scene.

A hospital official says the teenage girl was taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in critical condition.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that other injuries were described as moderate to minor, and a police officer was treated for exposure to pepper spray.

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#7585397 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Deerwhacker444]
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Here comes Bloomberg now with $12 million dollars to advertise for knife control.
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#7585420 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: ColKlink]
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Why would anyone be against common sense restrictions to turn in all their kitchen knives? It's FOR THE CHILDREN!
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#7585456 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Don't laugh, its the next logical step after the guns. Look to the UK:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4581871.stm
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#7586415 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Stush]
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The stabber didn't turn his knife on himself before police arrived?

Pity.
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#7586421 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Archerhunter]
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Must have been one of those "semi-auto Assault Knifes" cool
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#7586449 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Stush]
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Registered: 09/26/11
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from the article you linked to:

"The study found links between easy access to domestic knives and violent assault are long established."

Perhaps we only need to have "wild knives" around then? wink Or perhaps we should have "safe storage" laws for knives now, like Cali does for firearms? (DOJ approved kitchen knife lockboxes) The study did find a link between "easy access" and violent assualt. Maybe the "access" is the real issue.

To be sure, one doesn't need to have all those knives around one's house. Indeed, one can get their vegetables and meat pre-cut in the grocery stores nowadays. Garlic and onion is also available in jars or dried and powdered (added benefit, no more crying while cutting onion). Lettuce should be torn, not cut, as cutting makes for browning on the edges. Heck, the modern family hardly even eats home cooked food anymore, why do they need knives for cooking/eating? If one should desire a steak/prime rib or such, go to a restaurant and perhaps we could have a knife check out system where one could get a knife for the duration of the meal (assuming one passes the background check). Better yet, the server could cut your steak for you, then there's no danger of an "untrained" person accidently cutting themselves.

String/packaging twine could be purchased in pre-cut lengths and used as needed. Fingernails could be cleaned with the little goody on the nail clippers (who needs a knife for that, really?).

Of course, the article did mention those who have a genuine "need" for a knife, like fishermen and such. Those folks could have knives issued to them but would have to leave them locked up at work (remember, "access to domestic knives" is a problem, we wouldn't want little Mary or Johny getting the knife out of one's work clothes, now would we).

Knife makers/retailers should have to put up a large bond in the event all these methods fail and someone should use a knife in an anti-social way. They have been profitting off society for along time now, right. (down with the death merchants!)

ANd let's not forget zero tolerance in our schools. Children who draw pictures of knives (or heaven forbid, SWORDS!) will be severely disciplined. No folding/rolling of paper into sharp objects either.

After all, if it'll save one person. Think of the children!

Next, we come after baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other "sporting" equipment. And boots too, they can seriously hurt a fellow human being when used in a violent manner (brought to you by the National Campaign for soft shoes for everyone).

I think the real solution is more folks like the (armed) vet in Wisconsin that stopped the guy from beating on that woman.

Geno (daily knife carrier since age 12)
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#7586454 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Archerhunter]
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Loc: North Central U.S.
Originally Posted By: Archerhunter

The stabber didn't turn his knife on himself before police arrived?

Pity.
If I had to live in Schittsburg, I'd sure want to stab my self! Multiple times!

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#7586583 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Stush]
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Originally Posted By: Stush
Don't laugh, its the next logical step after the guns. Look to the UK:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4581871.stm


Yep, and here's the answer to the problem.



Hmmm, if this really works, maybe we can just go to roundnose bullets in an effort to be "safer". crazy
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#7586623 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: bruinruin]
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#7586649 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Rock Chuck]
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If the Brits allowed pistols and carry, I would bet some of the young-uns running around stabbing folks would think twice.
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#7586702 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: noKnees]
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A little while back I was in the Dallas FEMA HQ building where NO knives are allowed. If there is a birthday cake to be cut, the knife has to be left with Security and they bring it up when the cake is to be cut, they stand by while it is cut, and take it back to the security office once the cake cutting is finished. I had to park off property because weapons of any sort are prohibited on their property, even my pocketknife.

Ed
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#7586715 - 03/26/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Phuck with me and i will cut you up with my finger nail clippers .
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#7590373 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Rock Chuck]
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Registered: 12/23/07
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Originally Posted By: Rock Chuck
Julie Childs - a danger to all humanity


laugh

Absolutely PERFECT!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7tnc9_the-french-chef_fun#.UVLtUFdc0mQ

One of the best SNL skits EVER!

Shades of Monty Python.
I laughed until I cried.
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#7590390 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Archerhunter]
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The government usually uses fire and burns down the buildings with people in them.

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#7590396 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Stush]
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Originally Posted By: Stush
Don't laugh, its the next logical step after the guns. Look to the UK:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4581871.stm
Same occurred to me.
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#7590398 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Theo Gallus]
Mannlicher Offline
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Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 52363
Loc: N. Central Florida, and Miami
Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
Why would anyone be against common sense restrictions to turn in all their kitchen knives? It's FOR THE CHILDREN!


exactly! Why do kitchen knives have to be so big? No one needs a Chef's knife more than 6 inchs long. Why do they have to be so sharp? WE all know that high power, ultra sharp knives are only good for killing. Geez!!!
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#7590443 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Stush]
CaneSlinger Offline
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Registered: 02/05/09
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Loc: Central Ontario
Nobody needs a pointy knife.
They should only be available to law enforcement and military personnel! sick

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#7590446 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Mannlicher]
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Registered: 12/23/07
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Loc: A sandy knoll,

Were I the go out and massacre type I'd choose a nice long screwdriver over a knife.

Once guns and knives are gone or rendered useless they'll probably be next.

Great big blunt plastic bastards with orange tips, everything will have to be manufactured and assembled with great big Fischer Price screws.

Someone just needs to go baby seal these idiots and be done with it.
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#7590494 - 03/27/13 Re: Mass Stabbing in Pittsburgh.... [Re: Archerhunter]
Everyday Hunter Offline
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There has to be a good solution to knife violence. Let's take a page from Bloomberg's sugared drink law and limit the blade length of knives to, say, 3 inches.

On second thought, we can take a page from Cuomo's magazine ban where he now wants to prohibit people from putting more than 7 rounds in a 10-round magazine.

I'm sure no politician really wants to ban knives, so in the spirit of Gov. Cuomo, let's mandate that no attacker can stick his knife blade more than 2½ inches into someone.

Steve.
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