Hammer Control! Hammer Control!

The news of anyone, anywhere being attacked and either injured or killed, is always sad to hear. I wish no one any harm and like they used to say at so many beauty pageants, all I want is world peace. It’s especially sad when children are the victims of some senseless act of violence and carnage. Nothing jerks at the heart strings more than hearing about or seeing a child hurt of killed.

However, we live in a sin cursed world where the evil in the hearts of mankind often becomes the driving force behind what is happening around the world.

Living in such a violent world has led to some pretty bizarre logic on the part of those who supposedly are against the violence. Instead of admitting that the primary reason for the violence is the spiritual depravity of so many people, they turn to blaming inanimate objects for the violence.

The best example is how Democrats and many others blame guns for gun violence, mass shootings and school shootings. Every time there is a mass or school shooting, the first words out of the mouths of so many is the call for more and stricter gun control laws. There is even a growing number of people calling for banning the private ownership of all firearms in America.

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Supposedly, if you remove all of the guns, there will be no more violence, mass killings or school attacks.

The gun control advocates use the argument that they want gun control to stop the violence and make America a safer place. If that is their purpose for their push for gun control, then logic would dictate that there needs to be laws or restrictions for other items used for mass or school violence.

Consider the following small list of knife attacks:

It is also reported:

Knife attacks at schools in China are common. Last year, a man climbed over the wall of a kindergarten and attacked 11 students. None suffered life-threatening injuries.

In 2016, a man in the southern province of Hainan stabbed 10 children before killing himself, authorities said. And another man killed three students at a school in 2014 before jumping off a building…

In the UK, there has been a deadly knife attack every third day of 2018. In 2017, Met Police recorded 37,443 recorded knife offenses and 6,694 gun offenses. The problem is so bad that a judge has suggested banning the sale of large kitchen knives and that those who already have kitchen knives should file them down to avoid stabbings.

In 2016, two soldiers were attacked by a man with a knife in Belgium, and a few days ago, a prison inmate on day leave stabbed two police officers then took their guns and shot them.

Four people were injured and one was killed when a knife-wielding assailant attacked them in Paris last week.

So, if reducing violence is the real reason for gun control and gun bans, then shouldn’t someone be pushing some sort of knife control?

A year ago, I reported:

“As ridiculous as knife control sounds, it’s becoming a reality in Great Britain.”

“They started with online age verification checks to make sure that no one under the age of 18 purchased a knife, but that hasn’t been successful. Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, has announced a proposal that would have all knife orders shipped to a store and then clerks at the store would be required to verify the person’s age before being allowed to take possession of their knife.”

“Rudd told the media:”

“‘We are going to be consulting on new legislation so that people can’t buy knives online without having their identity checked. We have evidence that young people have been able to buy knives without verifying their ID and I want to stop that’.”

“‘The online retailers may say, ‘Well, we ask people whether they are over or under 18’, and that’s just not good enough’.”

“This action is being pushed in Great Britain because a person under the age of 18 purchased a knife online and then used it to stab and kill a schoolboy.”

I’ve yet to hear of anyone here in the US pushing any kind of knife control, but suspect it will probably happen in the near future.

With China experiencing so many stabbings, one would think that the communist government would be pushing for some kind of knife control.

Now they need to also consider hammer control legislation after this report:

“An alleged disgruntled worker used his hammer to attack 20 children inside a Beijing primary school Tuesday before officials were able to end the rampage and arrest him.”

Following liberal logic, guns cause violence so gun control is necessary. That means that there needs to be knife control as was proposed in the United Kingdom. It also means that there needs to be hammer control laws, poison control laws, baseball bat control laws, vehicle control laws and more.

Yes, this is absurd to any sane person, but who says that gun control advocates are sane people? But, it does point out the illogicality of their argument for gun control. It also reveals something that liberals, progressives, socialists and RINO’s refuse to acknowledge is that the ONLY common factor in all of the violent reports above is people. People are the reason for the violence, not guns, knives, hammers, bats, poisons, vehicles or any other inanimate object. No matter how many controls and bans there are on items used to hurt people, the violence in today’s world will only keep increasing and getting more horrific.

 

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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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