“Knife-Control” and the Left

On Tuesday, April 9, a man with a knife went on a rampage at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas.

Fourteen people were stabbed.

On Wednesday, April 10, USA Today covered the attack, reassuring readers that knife attacks like these “are rare.”

Is it a stretch to think that USA Today, along with the left-leaning bane-stream media that it represents, has an interest invested in marginalizing this episode?

The question, clearly, is rhetorical.  The bane-stream media, as everyone well knows, consists overwhelmingly of liberal partisans who have repeatedly revealed their commitment to advancing the Democratic Party’s agenda generally and so-called “gun control” specifically. These media partisans are well aware of the fact that stories like that coming out of Texas threaten to expose weaknesses in the narrative that they’ve co-authored with their fellow ideologues in Washington D.C.

According to this narrative, gun shootings of the kind that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut back in December are all too common in our gun-obsessed culture.  Thus, at all costs, “we” must do what “we” can to insure that Newtown isn’t repeated.  Translation: politicians must impose ever more stringent restrictions upon the Second Amendment.

Second translation: the federal government must assume even more power to wield over the citizenry (if that’s possible to imagine) as it gradually, through toddler steps, repeals Americans’ right to bear arms.

This is the truth of the matter.  Yet the Second Amendment deniers are not interested in truth, for if they were, they wouldn’t be so intent upon concealing their inconsistencies.

For example, while it is indeed the case that mass knife attacks are rare, it is equally true that mass gun shootings are rare—a point that Second Amendment defenders have been making ad infinitum.  The implications are obvious to all who would make the most meager of mental efforts.

The Second Amendment denier argues that anti-knife legislation to prevent mass knife attacks is unnecessary because such attacks are rare.  But if this is so, then it follows that neither is anymore anti-gun legislation necessary, for mass gun attacks are no less rare than mass knife attacks.

If, as he is sure to do, the Second Amendment Denier maintains course, then consistency requires his support for “knife control.”

Both knives and guns are potentially dangerous.  Both are used by the wicked and the deranged in mass attacks, however rare these may be.  If it is true that guns kill, it is no less true that knives (to say nothing of all sorts of other things) kill as well.

So, why are the Second Amendment deniers not calling for knife-control?  Why is this mass knife attack one crisis that they will let go to waste?

Considering that the leftist has always styled himself its champion extraordinaire, it may come as a shock to hear that part of the answer to this question lies in the Second Amendment denier’s resentment toward equality.  At any rate, there is a certain kind of equality that the Second Amendment encourages—but which the leftist despises.

In all of world history there is no weapon ever conceived that has done more to put the most powerful and the weakest on an equal footing.  The gun is the great equalizer.  With a pistol in her hand, and without breaking a sweat, a frail, 90 year-old woman can send with lightning speed the strongest, most merciless young punk to the morgue.

Where there is this kind of equality in one’s ability to defend oneself, there is an equality of power.  But when power is equally distributed, then no one is utterly dependent upon anyone else.  Do you see where this is going?  As the First Amendment prevents government—the biggest bully on the block—from attaining a monopoly on speech, so does the Second Amendment prevent it from attaining a monopoly on self-defensive force.

To put it succinctly, because guns supply everyone, the weak no less than the strong, with easy means to defend themselves, an armed citizenry remains the largest obstacle to the formation of a tyrannical government.

This is why there won’t be any calls for knife-control.

And it is this that explains why calls for “gun-control” will continue.

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  • κατεργάζομαι

    Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, – have just agreed


    • flash287

      Prevent forest Fires! Ban matches.

    • Smitty

      ….and any semi-automatic "Assault" forks that hold over ten peas at a time.

      • κατεργάζομαι

        "Knife Control" –
        ..smearing enough gravy on your place knife to hold half a serving of steamed peas. – knife control.

        Table etiquette: One foot on the floor at all times.

  • UCSPanther

    I guess a six-foot long claymore or a four foot long Norman sword could be considered "assault swords"…

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      Most rational folks know that it has never been about protecting the public, but about total control. As such, knives are no big deal, the kiddies are props and the mentally ill are barely an after thought – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/04/13/obama-incs-gu

      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

      • gee

        It's not about gun control it's about people control. Leftist feel that they and only they have the right and or knowledge to control the rest of the people

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Activists pushing for knife control are peddling contradictions and strange logic.


    …………. Sealed this morning with a bi-partisan handshake between Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, – they have just agreed to extensive background checks to keep people with mental illness from ever buying another Bagel Spreader.

    • flash287

      They did that on airport security. "No more box cutters allowed."
      Terrorist now have lots of anti aircraft missiles (many from Libya). It no longer suits their political objectives to shoot down a passenger airliner for attention.

  • Toni_Pereira

    For the love of our children ban fingernails,NOW!!

    • Toni_Pereira

      Ok! Their children, then!

    • Mary Sue

      or tell them to clip their nails…but OOPS WE BANNED FINGERNAIL CLIPPERS

  • http://twitter.com/lilium479 @lilium479

    It has nothing to do with safety. The Pols want you defenseless against their theft.

  • tagalog

    I too have noticed the deafening silence in the MSM and in Congress on the Lone Star College stabbings. The name of the stabber is nowhere near as well known as the names of James Holmes and Adam Lanza.

    You know, knives are also arms just like guns.

  • hikerdude

    The "D" associated with a politicians name now stands for DOOM. The liberal logic is as such, ten kids fall down a stairway …ban stairways . An independent child who walks to school trips and falls ..make kids who walk to school wear helmets. We are morphing into a Nation of wimps. The pot smoking , cocaine sniffing hippies of the 60s are making laws. DUH ! An abortion doctor runs a "House of Horror Clinic" ..
    keep it under wraps because the perp is Black. Had he been a White conservative the MSM would have tried ,convicted and executed him. We are doomed as a nation. This administration has three more years to drive the financial deficit stake completly though our Nation's heart.

  • Spider

    For those that say it can't happen here (a government Tyrany ) I have this to say: It already is happening here! We have a man in prison for making an anti Is-lam film. We have fed agents isuing search warrents for themselves with no judicial review. N-S-A F-B-I and Internet providers are recording every communication you make. We are killing Americans by remote control without any trial. So keep your guns and fight for your bill of rights or they will all soon be gone and we will get the Tyrany that a week, stupid and complacent people deserve.

  • Infovoyeur

    (1)The article seems spot-on in re logical contractions of the other side, without misusing logic itself. Excellent.
    (2) However, is the real Enemy here, less Big Govt., than the Utopian world-view that we can significantly remove Evil by civilized effort, as against the Tragic view that the seven deadly sins and more will remain among humans?
    (3) However, beware the SPORK. That is the unrealized stealth-danger of hot-sun male pointedness riding in, Trojan-Horse style, aboard the cool lunar curved femininity of the civilized Spoon.
    (4) The above is intended not just as corny whimsey, but as having a–so to speak–POINT itself. Which of course should remain–also unstated, implied, tacit, subliminal, eh, for those who can grasp it…

  • tanstaafl

    You can take my knives, 'cause I got a sword!

  • Boo

    Texas dude didn't have a big knife it was one of those little razor blade exacto knive.