Yeah had a libertarian friend make the argument about how many stabbings there were; "why don't we ban knives?"... actually only 13% of murders are stabbings while 68% are firearms.
BUT beyond that . . . how many Mass Murders are done with knives?
Heard of any drive by stabbings ?
Excuses, excuses, excuses !!
Sorry to hear of the incident - I hope the student recovers quickly. The other kid must have been listening to Rush or Fox too much ! (Actually sorry for him too- he really F-ed up. )
But that is the next step. Since 1996 UK firearm ban has been in place the number of stabbing deaths has increased significantly. With the UK government introducing legislation to limit the length of knives. If someone wants to kill they will find a tool to do it with, if a gun isn't available, then a knife, or a bat, or a tree branch, or a heavy ornament will suffice.
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