Every time there is a mass shooting, Barack Obama calls on Congress and the American people to pass anti-Second Amendment legislation which includes universal background checks for everyone owning, purchasing, gifting or receiving a firearm. He continues to declare that the universal background checks will decrease gun violence and deaths.
If Obama is serious about the reason behind his quest for universal background checks, then he should be calling for the same thing for anyone purchasing, owning, gifting or receiving a hunting knife after what happened Wednesday morning at the University of California, Merced campus.
According to early reports, a student armed only with a large hunting knife entered an art class and stabbed a student. A nearby contractor heard what he thought was a fight and entered the classroom to break it up only to be stabbed several times. The knife wielding student then left the classroom and stabbed a student adviser and a student who responded to aid the wounded adviser. Two university police officers responded and when the knife wielder turned to face them, they shot and killed him.
Had the student used a gun and shot the four people, Obama would have already been repeating his rhetorical anti-gun garbage in an effort to disarm and control the American people. But since it was a knife, he remains silent about the need for the same controls on sharp weapons as he demands on guns.
If you do a little research, you will discover that there are numerous stabbings in America every day. For instance, one site listed weapons used to murder someone in the US from 1965 to 2012. Guns were used to murder 8,855 people in 2012 and knives were the second most popular murder weapon of choice that year with 1,589 murders. Don’t forget that Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to stop a terrorist attack on a Paris train in August, was stabbed by a knife wielding man in Sacramento.
If you believe what Obama has been spewing about guns, you would expect to see a continual increase in the number of murders with guns per year, but in fact, they have been decreasing since hitting a high of 16,136 gun related murders in 1993. Mind you these numbers only reflect murders, not woundings.
But you never hear anyone calling for universal background checks for knives nor do we see many signs indicating a knife free zone. The reason has nothing to do with reducing violent crimes.
There are more guns in the United States than there are people. Americans are too well armed for anyone to stage an outright takeover of the country. First they need to know who has how many guns. Then they can target these people in an effort to disarm them. Once that has been accomplished, it makes it much easier for a government takeover to happen. If you don’t believe me, just look at history. It’s happened more than once and could happen here if Obama and his fellow traitors get their way.