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Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM
 
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Ban knives!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/4-dead-2-...034639243.html

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A man killed four people and wounded two in a string of robberies and stabbings in California's Orange County before he was arrested, police said Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Garden Grove man was taken into custody after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and dropped a knife and a gun that he had taken from a security guard before fatally stabbing him, police said. His name wasn't immediately released.
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Old Yesterday, 11:17 PM
 
Location: CA
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Ban knives!
We should ban assault knives first, and require universal background checks on the government-approved knives. After that stepping stone, then we can ban all knives.
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Old Yesterday, 11:21 PM
 
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This will drop from media coverage pretty quick. Doesn't fit the narrative.
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Old Today, 12:02 AM
 
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This will drop from media coverage pretty quick. Doesn't fit the narrative.
I think it should be top coverage.

Last edited by Ibginnie; Today at 06:37 AM.. Reason: off topic
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Old Today, 01:28 AM
 
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So incredibly violent. He used a machete.

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...iple-homicides
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Old Today, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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We should ban steak knives. They can be pretty sharp too.

Now that I think about it, you could probably even do some damage with a butter knife if you jab it hard enough in the right part of the body.

Probably best to ban all knives except plastic knives.

...oh wait, ban them too

....you know

...they are made of plastic.
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Old Today, 06:25 AM
 
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We should ban assault knives first, and require universal background checks on the government-approved knives. After that stepping stone, then we can ban all knives.
Yes. This man used machetes to kill those people, in my state those would be illegal. Make them illegal everywhere or illegal to purchase without a license or registration.

I am no more interested in banning all knives than I am no guns but this case exactly shows why we can get rid or or require registration for the ones that are being used most commonly to commit mass killings.
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Old Today, 06:28 AM
 
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We should ban steak knives. They can be pretty sharp too.

Now that I think about it, you could probably even do some damage with a butter knife if you jab it hard enough in the right part of the body.

Probably best to ban all knives except plastic knives.

...oh wait, ban them too

....you know

...they are made of plastic.
I understand the need to use the “slippery slope” but it IS a logical fallacy for a reason.

The man used multiple machetes. There is nothing wrong with limiting the sale or ownership for these particular weapons the same way there is nothing wrong with limiting the sale or ownership of assault rifles. Doing so does not remotely mean anyone is coming for your butter knives either.
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Old Today, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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I understand the need to use the “slippery slope” but it IS a logical fallacy for a reason.

The man used multiple machetes. There is nothing wrong with limiting the sale or ownership for these particular weapons the same way there is nothing wrong with limiting the sale or ownership of assault rifles. Doing so does not remotely mean anyone is coming for your butter knives either.
Meh, I don’t really have strong feelings about the issue either way. I was just in a satirical mood.
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Old Today, 07:48 AM
 
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Are those 4 lives less valuable because they were stabbed instead of shot? Less valuable because the assailant was Hispanic rather than white?

I doubt we will hear coverage of this 24/7 for the next week.
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