Archive for July 11th, 2007

Coalition for Knife Control

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I’m surprised that with the media coverage of the Medicine Hat trial of the 12-year-old girl who together with her 23-year-old boyfriend murdered her parents and brother, I haven’t seen any calls for tougher controls on knives. After all, we wouldn’t want to blame the perpetrators’ love of the occult and penchant for talking about killing people, would we? If they had used a gun, like that more famous occupant of vampirefreaks.com, it would be very clear that the weapon was to blame. However the Coalition for Knife Control hasn’t yet organized itself.

UPDATED: The hyperlink at “talking about killing people” led to a subscription-required page.  The link now leads to a Google search … just click on the result and it should bypass the Globe and Mail’s subscription requirement.