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March 4, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Is knife control regulation next?

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Well, there was a multi-stabbing incident in Texas. Are we going to outlaw knives now? Maybe we should limit the size of the sheaths we allow, after background checks.

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  1. The Brits have been trying to mandate stab-proof knives for some time. So why not here.

  2. I opine if the school would have banned the stuff animal toys the perpetrator carried around the hallways, he probably would never have committed the stabbings.

    Carmine D

  3. Maybe we should require an IQ test before allowing anyone to buy any kind of weapon. The writer could be the poster child.

  4. Many jurisdictions do limit the size and type of knife which can be carried. Must agree with BChap and Jim, though, poor attempt at sarcasm. Must be a slow day at the Sun.

  5. Since the body count was zero , all the more reason to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines.

  6. The letter writer is naive. We have had knife control for decades. Switchblades, dirks and daggers have been regulated in many states.
    Mr Hayes is correct. The regulations also limit ownership.

  7. To me the more important question is who is the gatekeeper at the SUN that is not doing basic fact checking on letters to allow such obviously obtuse commentary that does not serve the public interest to be published?

  8. Anything with an important point is censured , we don't want upset the people with cash.

  9. I meant to say we don't want to upset the people with cash

  10. Anyone who owns or buys a sharp object should be run through a background check and the object should be registered with the state in a open database available to other states and our federal government.

    Furthermore the sharp object purchase should be taxed by the state. I suggest 15%.

  11. Knives will never be regulated. Instead, Hollywood and NPR will be awarded the blame for knifing, clubbing, kicking, dragging, hanging, suffocating, bullying, rape and drug related violence. This award will result in censorship of films, documentaries and broadcasts, etc. to the extent that the pious have been satisfied of the austerity invoked.

    The faithful, and Senator Dean Heller, know that Hollywood is the root cause of violence and requires a substantial degree of censorship. NPR is another culprit featuring discussions of all subjects without review by a religious authority.

    Dean Heller recently made the comment in Carson City that regulations eliminating '30 round magazines' were "nit-picking" and that Hollywood should be reviewed as providing the inspiration for violence.

    Adam Lanza sprayed out 155 bullets in less than 5 minutes using only 30 round magazines. He left the 10 round magazines home because they weren't very useful to his objectives. Dean Heller teaches Sunday School too. Isn't that just amazing.

    Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is anticipating a shift of the pornography industry from California to Nevada and Harry Reid is criticized for speaking about doing away with prostitution.

    "C'est La Vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell.

  12. Oops! I forgot shooting deaths, but isn't that nit-picking to the NRA? After all, these people are martyrs. They died to give us freedom.

  13. It is the Constitution that makes us safe and secure. Giving up any of our constitutional rights does not make us safer or more secure -- it simply enables government tyranny controlling their brainless liberal trolls committing more of their heinous crimes and blaming all the law abiding citizens protecting our second amendment right to protect us from liberals and their lazy pathetic criminal trolls.

    For those who understand quotes "Those willing to give up our freedom for security deserve neither freedom nor security." Enuf said; y'all need to be shut the hell up and go to Greece, California or one of the other screwed up liberal controlled community where people of your types flourish and actually wanted.