Do Criminals Really Need Guns to Commit a Crime?

Last December I wrote about a mass knife attack in China where a man went a little cuckoo in the cabeza and went on a kid stabbing spree. Fortunately there were no fatalities during this violent event, but many were injured. Years ago, before this event happened, a man went on a stabbing rampage and killed one American tourist while seriously injuring his wife. This also happened in China. The man then leapt off of an ancient tower and died.

I’m sure that you have all heard about the recent slaying of a British soldier by those two knife wielding men in London. This was the most bizarre video I have ever seen. These guys had people with phone cameras coming over and having full conversations with them. One of the killers attempted to explain his actions for the audience. He attempted to justify his actions and apologized to the women that had to witness this slaughter. All this was happening while he was covered up in blood and brandishing the bloody knife as if it were just
another day at the office.

In what is being described as a potential copycat crime in Paris, another soldier was stabbed in the neck by a knife wielding man. This guy wasn’t as “brave” as our stabbers in London. Those guys didn’t even try to escape and they met their fate head on. This coward attacked from behind, stabbing this young soldier in the neck and then he fled the scene. According to reports the attacker just barely missed the carotid artery and the victim will survive.

So what is the point in discussing all these knife attacks? It is to show that where there is a will, there is a way. Gun rights opponents will argue that the number of fatalities would have been significantly greater had these people had access to guns.

Let’s think about this for a minute, why did the attackers in London get stopped? Wait, they didn’t “get” stopped, they chose to stop! Think about it, these guys were apologizing about women seeing the attack. Do you think if they wanted to kill more people (including any women) they would have stopped on just the one soldier? I’m not praising their work, but they appear pretty efficient at killing to me. Don’t you think if they wanted a higher death count, that, instead of chatting with the cameras and making apologies, maybe they’d be killing more people? They stopped because they wanted to stop.

What about the man in France? This guy stabbed the soldier and took off running. His plan wasn’t to die there, and with or without a gun he would have probably fled the scene after the one attack. He didn’t plan on getting shot by the police like the others did. .

Of course these views are all my own speculation. Who really knows what would have happened if they had working guns instead of knives. I do wonder, could any of these people acquire guns if they really wanted to? I won’t deny that a criminal with a gun can definitely do damage, there is no disputing that. Right? My point is that if a person wants to kill, maim, or otherwise terrorize a population, there are other ways to do it than with a gun.

In America guns have been a way of life since the country’s inception. Guns are a part of our culture and you can find them everywhere in this country. I’m a fairly reasonable man, but until the day comes that you gun grabbers can make ALL of the existing bad guy guns disappear first, I will always fight for my gun rights.

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