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    Where are the Liberal's Calls for 'Knife Control' Laws With All The Deaths By Knife?

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Democrat Cliff Olney is tired of hearing people calling for more gun control, especially in the wake of the stabbing of a 12-year-old from Wisconsin and the stabbing of two young children going to get ice cream in New York. “More so than gun control, we need more funding for mental health,” Olney said. “Until we properly fund mental health again as we once did in our country to help identify and treat those with this illness, the violence will continue.”
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    After the most recent shooting spree in California where a young, mentally disturbed man, killed 6 people, we heard again, calls for gun control and more restrictive background checks for those purchasing guns.
    But weren't half of those killed, killed by knife?
    Here, on CNN's front page, we see a young 12, was stabbed 19 times.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/justice/wisconsin-girl-stabbed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
    In Brooklyn, NY, we see two young children were stabbed in their apartment building elevator by a man as they were headed out to get ice cream.
    Where are the calls for 'knife control'? Or poison control? Or car and driver laws that make it illegal to run over bicyclists in a crosswalk?
    Are more laws the answer? Shouldn't we have better background checks before we issue a gun to a mentally unstable person?
    What's reasonable is not possible in an atmosphere of distrust by the citizens of the U.S. of the motives of their government.
    What Edward Snowden has done is pulled the curtain back on what our government has been doing in secrecy against their own citizens. And government wants people to trust them as they suggest restricting gun sales and possession?
    Change that first and then, maybe, people may be willing to tell you they have a gun.
    Our hearts go out collectively to the victim's families of these horrific crimes.
    But until we properly fund mental health again as we once did in our country to help identify and treat those with this illness, the violence will continue.
    Apparently, the cost of a few deaths due to violence verses the cost of funding mental health hasn't reached the critical tipping point for our lawmakers yet.
    Knife control laws, anyone?

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