There have been two mass stabbing incidents today. The first (which has received the lion’s share of attention) took place at a high school outside of Pittsburgh where 21 people have been injured, nine of them in critical condition. The assailant was a student at the high school. North of the border, four people were stabbed at an office building in Toronto and one woman is in critical condition. They were apparently stabbed by a fellow employee who is in police custody.
After reading both headlines I could not help but wonder if people would soon start calling for knife control. It’s happening in the UK. Whether it will happen here is another question altogether. Al “I’m Not a Rat” Sharpton called for it early last year and got shot down. Or should I say cut down?
But if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. A couple more incidents like this and then The Left will add knife control to their ever expanding agenda.
Here’s Ed Krayewski’s take on the matter over at Reason.