Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Knife Registration

This morning, a student at a school in Pennsylvania, armed with a knife of some kind, went through his school and stabbed or slashed approximately 20 of his fellow students.

Fortunately, none of these students suffered life threatening injuries, but it must have been frightening for them.  One of the girls in the school had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm which alerted others throughout the school of the danger and maybe prevented other injuries.

How long will it take for the president and members of congress to press for legislation to limit access to, and registration of, knives?  Will there be full media coverage with celebrities pushing for protection from knives?

I don't mean to make light of this, but it does prove that if a person is intent on doing harm, or is mentally unstable, ANYTHING can be used as a weapon.  Remember a few weeks ago when a woman drove her car into the surf with her children in it.  They were only saved because a  bystander heard the cries of the children.

The answer to these mass shootings and stabbings is better mental health care, not removal of guns and knives.

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