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  • Time for Knife Control?

    11/12/2014 9:36:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/12/2014 | Sean Davis
    According to the FBI knives were used to kill more than rifles and shotguns. Here's an excerpt from Sean Davis article on this. In 2013, knives or other cutting instruments were used to kill 1,490 victims. In contrast, rifles were the cause of death of 285 murder victims. Shotguns were used in 308 murders. The 2013 numbers are even more interesting when you compare them to data from 2003, the last year in which the 1994 federal “assault weapon” ban was in effect. See the rest of the story here.
  • French Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Front Of Class

    07/04/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04 July 2014
    Robert Couffignal of the regional teachers union insisted that the attack was an "isolated case." He said the larger problem for schools in his region and around France is tension over economic decline and lack of job prospects for young people, especially those from poor or immigrant backgrounds.
  • 6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator

    06/02/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NEW YORK -- A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their torsos at the building in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood after responding to a 911 call. Avitto is the cousin of Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson, WGN-TV reported.
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • 1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings

    04/09/2014 6:23:26 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 89 replies
    AP ^ | 4/9/14 | AP
    Several people were stabbed Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a suspect was taken into custody, an emergency official said. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said five or six people were reported stabbed at about 7:20 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect and the victims are students, adults or a mix of both. It doesn't appear that any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Stevens said, though several helicopters were seen flying people from the scene to area...
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with KnifeRights.org founder Doug Ritter. We discussed the growing efforts to stop and/or repeal knife control and ways in which knife control and gun control intersect. We asked Ritter, "So how do laws banning or controlling certain types of knives about?"
  • Mother, children killed in Queens

    01/20/2014 6:16:26 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 1/20/2014 | LUKE FUNK
    A young mother and her two children were found murdered in Queens on Sunday and their killer is still on the run. Police say all three were found stabbed to death inside their apartment just after 7 p.m.
  • 1 dead, 2 injured in stabbing at Spring High School

    09/04/2013 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Dale Lezon
    One person was fatally stabbed and two others were injured Wednesday morning at Spring High School. Officials said all the victims were students. A suspect may be on the loose and deputies are searching for him. They know who he is.
  • 14 STABBED IN KNIFE RAMPAGE; WHERE ARE THE REACTIONARY CALLS FOR A ‘NATIONAL DISCUSSION’?

    04/09/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | April 9, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    But conspicuously absent in the media or blogosphere are the broad, reactionary calls by celebrities or pundits to remedy the malice of a violent attacker with legislation. While certainly there are comments out there, when we juxtapose this recent attack with that of the shooting at Sandy Hook or Aurora, we see the absence of reaction by those who feel that government intervention is the solution to all of society’s ailments...
  • UK Considers Banning Kitchen Knives

    12/27/2012 11:16:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 27, 2012 | Philip Hodges
    We joke about it here in the U.S. that maybe the UK should ban kitchen knives since they can be used to kill someone. It looks like the UK may have taken those jokes a little too seriously because theyÂ’ve been considering banning long, pointed kitchen knives for the past several years. Researchers from West Middlesex University Hospital found that crime in their country was on the rise, and that kitchen knives were used in as many as half of all stabbings.At least theyÂ’re being consistent. They thought guns were dangerous, so they banned guns. Now, theyÂ’re acknowledging that knives...
  • British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

    12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people. Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up. Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504 Instead of gun...
  • LET’S NOT FORGET KNIFE CONTROL

    12/26/2012 8:59:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson
    One of my 2013 predictions — coming soon! — is that rifles will trail knives as murder weapons of choice in the coming year as they have in the most recent five-year period for which statistics are available. Magical thinking underlies the calls for gun control in the wake of the slaughter of the innocents at the Sandy Hook school, but a relentless logic is at work in this anecdote of modern life in the Britain formerly known as Great: A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after...
  • China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.

    12/15/2012 8:56:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 131 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | December 15, 2012 | MARK MCDONALD
    HONG KONG — The state news agency in China, the official voice of the government, has called for the United States to quickly adopt stricter gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 schoolchildren. According to the state medical examiner who was overseeing autopsies of the children, all of them had been hit multiple times. At least one child had been shot 11 times. All of the children were in the first grade. “Their blood and tears demand no delay for U.S. gun control,” said the news agency, Xinhua, which...
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • How can our politicians understand blade culture?

    07/14/2008 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 90+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 14, 2008 | Rowenna Davis
    New proposals to tackle knife crime demonstrate just how little ministers know about the context our kids are operating in. Young people don't get involved with crime because they don't know the consequences; in many cases, it's precisely because they do know the consequences that they carry a blade. When you know just how bad a stab wound can be, you want to keep a knife close to your chest to have some credible threat of self-defence against others. This has been recognised by the government's own newly appointed lead on knife crime, Alf Hitchcock, who has said that 85%...
  • London Teenagers March to Demand End to Knife Violence

    07/03/2008 6:39:46 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 35 replies · 256+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2008 | Tom Kelley
    The devastated sisters of stabbed teenager Ben Kinsella yesterday led scores of teenagers on a march to demand an end to knife violence. Former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella and her sisters Jade, 22, and Georgia, 14, each wore a T-shirt carrying different pictures of their brother... He was attacked after being chased by a gang of four youths at around 2am on Sunday and became the 17th teenager to be murdered in London this year.... Five hundred youngsters, dressed in white for peace, walked the two miles from Islington town hall in North London to the scene of the murder...
  • London ~ 16 teen knife murders this year.

    06/08/2008 12:50:29 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 56 replies · 510+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 6-8-2008 | Bobby Tall Horse
    Like a plague, murder by knife has taken London by storm. Gang members have said that killing someone is like a status symbol. It's in fashion. Taking little to no provocation this so called fashion of knife murders gives no warning.
  • Maximum knife sentencing doubles (Knife licenses in Northern Ireland)

    10/18/2007 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 67 replies · 89+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/18/07 | BBC
    Tough measures to reduce knife crime are set to be introduced in Northern Ireland, under a proposed new law. The sentence for anyone caught carrying a blade will double from two years to four. The government is also looking into a licensing scheme to regulate the sale of knives. Criminal Justice Minister Paul Goggins said the powers "cover any implement that has a blade or point or that may be deemed as an offensive weapon."........ The government is also examining how to develop a code of practice on the sale of knives, and it is looking at other items like...
  • Swiss Army knife leads ex-police chief to fall foul of his old force

    03/09/2007 2:34:24 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 35 replies · 1,045+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9th March 2007 | Andy Dolon
    As a keen hiker, Brian Seaton was delighted to receive a Swiss Army Knife as a retirement gift from his colleagues in the force. But the former chief inspector ended up back in the arms of the law after he tried to take it on a walking holiday in Spain. His one-time comrades in the Leicestershire force questioned him and he was taken to court charged with possessing a knife in public without good reason. Mr Seaton, 63, was dragged through the courts in a case that lasted nine months at a cost to the taxpayer of up to £10,000....
  • Wife stabbed 112 times over affair

    07/06/2005 9:40:08 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 64 replies · 1,577+ views
    The London Times ^ | Today | Brainhose
    AN IMPOTENT husband who encouraged his wife to sleep with other men stabbed her to death when she told him that she was leaving for a lover 30 years her junior. Christopher Willsher, 53, lost control and attacked his wife, Jeanette, with a kitchen knife, stabbing her 112 times. Willsher was sentenced yesterday to six years imprisonment after a judge at Plymouth Crown Court accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility. ..................... Anthony Smith, QC, defending, said that the marriage had been happy until impotence struck. Mr Smith said: “He loved her and was...
  • Doctors' kitchen knife ban call

    05/27/2005 1:15:24 PM PDT · by gman992 · 56 replies · 1,645+ views
    BBC news ^ | May 28, 2005 | None
    Doctors' kitchen knives ban call Doctors say knives are too pointed A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings. They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. The research is published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to...
  • It's high time America banned deadly butcher knives

    08/23/2004 12:19:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 997+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | August 23, 2004 | Jay Ambrose
    “A MAN was fatally stabbed after he commented on another man’s hairstyle in an apartment lobby, deputies said.” — Pompano Beach, Fla., Associated Press, Aug. 15, 2004. “A Highland Park man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday for the stabbing death of a woman last year.” — Chicago Tribune, July 30, 2004. “In a statement to police, the mother said she stabbed Kayla in the chest with a foot-long butcher knife.” — Buffalo News, July 20, 2004. The above cases all involved butcher knives and represent just three of many thousands of butcher-knife stabbings that have occurred in...
  • 8 shot, 3 stabbed at New York club

    03/09/2003 2:08:53 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 20 replies · 244+ views
    Salon ^ | March 9, 2003 | ELIZABETH LeSURE
    Eight people were shot and others were stabbed and trampled early Sunday when fighting broke out inside a nightclub above a Times Square arcade, police said. A man who was shot in the chest and a woman shot in the stomach appeared to be the most seriously injured. Both were in critical condition Sunday, said Sgt. Dennis Ferber, a police spokesman. Three people were hospitalized with stab wounds, and at least two people were trampled by frantic clubgoers trying to escape the fighting and gunfire, police said. Their conditions and the conditions of the others shot were not immediately known,...
  • NV Police Hunt for group of teenage boys who stabbed 2 year old to death

    01/22/2003 7:22:38 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies · 340+ views
    Fox News Alert ^ | 22 JAN 03 | DCBryan1
    Fox News just broke in with a Fox News alert. Report: NV police have put out a multi-state bolo alert (Be on lookout) for a white, late model Honda Accord with UT plates with numerous white teenage males in it. The NV State Police are looking for the boys in relation to the home invasion and stabbing death of a 2 year old girl and the critical injuring of her 10 year old sister at their mobile home after they answered the door to a supposed "distressed motorists". The boys then entered and stabbed the children in what police are...