Mayor Mike Bloomberg tells people that if we just take away the guns, we will get rid of the violence.Â Unfortunately, New York criminals are embracing their entrepreneurial spirit.
In 2008, even as gun killings fell, the number of killings committed with knives or other â€œcutting instrumentsâ€ rose 50 percent in New York City, the Police Department said: to 125 from 83.
The news gets worse for the law abiding because fatal stabbings rose faster than gun deaths fell. Once again, we prove that criminals will find ways to attack the innocent regardless of the gun laws.
As you read deeper into the article, the NYPD spokesperson appears to lament the easy availability of knives and lack of restrictions in getting them. Fortunately for taxpayers, the community activists who arrange gun “buy backs” acknowledge that there isn’t enough money in the coffers for them to conduct knife “buy backs.” It might be time to join Knife Rights if you live in New York.