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Al Sharpton: Knife Control Will Follow Gun Control Legislation [Video]

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Al Sharpton has finally given conservatives the ammo they need to argue that gun control legislation will lead to more laws and government over-reach. The controversial civil rights activist said on his radio broadcast on Monday that, after the government takes on gun control, they may move to tackle knife control next, according to The Blaze.

Everyone knew it was going to come to this, but few thought so soon. Every time the issue of gun control comes up, there are those of a more Libertarian ilk who say that regulating guns is a slippery slope that will give the government the right to regulate more and more activities that they should be staying out of.

In response to a caller who asked about an expected rise in knife related crimes if a gun ban is ever passed, Sharpton said:

“In any civilized society you do not see massacres continue to happen, from Tucson to Aurora to Columbine to Virginia Tech to where we are now in Newtown to Chicago and you keep the same laws when clearly they’re not working.”

The caller responded:

“What happens when the criminal goes to knives, Al?”

Sharpton replied:

“Then you deal with knives. The same thing as if you have a head cold and the same thing you do if you have a head cold and the cold is gone and you have a headache. Then you take headache medicine. The job of society is to deal with whatever problem confronts it.”

There will, of course, be a backlash among conservatives for this type of statement, and again the debate may shift away from the massacre at Newtown and onto these types of arguments. President Obama has insisted that gun control legislation will be at the top of his legislative priorities this year, and he is determined to get a deal done. The NRA and other pro-gun groups are gearing up for the fight and are expected to start pushing their agenda immediately after the new year.

Do you think Al Sharpton is right and that America may need knife control?

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8 Responses to “Al Sharpton: Knife Control Will Follow Gun Control Legislation [Video]”

  1. Brian V. Sitterley

    Al is probably upset that a record number of Detroit residents in 2012 killed home invaders, burglars, and suchlike in legal self defense. With- oh, the horror of it- guns! Critical in a city where the police are overstretched, understaffed and underequipped, and a nearly bankrupt city government has no resources to make that better.

  2. Patty Nealey Cartrette

    Well how will we cut our Keats up….OH I FORGOT..IF THINGS CONTINUE AND GOD ISN'T BROUGHT BACK TO HIS RIGHTFUL POSITION AS OVER AMERICA…WE WON'T NEED KNIVES TO CUT OUR MEAT WE PROBABLY WON'T HAVE ANY…MAYBE WE CAN MOVE OUR NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTORS BACK OFF THE RESERVATIONS AND LET THEM TEACH US FROM THEIR ANCIENT CUSTOMS…HOW TO LIVE OFF THE LAND AGAIN..THAT IS IF WE'RE STILL HERE TO
    LEARN…….WE NOT ONLY HAVE THE RIGHT BUT WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO BE ABLE TO DEFEND OUR HOMES AND OUR FAMILIES…..

  3. David Allred

    Al, you do know that the original gun control laws were enacted to keep "the black folks" from owning firearms.

  4. Ethan Perks

    They already have in NYCity. It's illegal to carry any clip knife. FYI I have a 2.5 in Kershaw clipknife with a "safty" catch that must be released to open. Get this all of you! These guys will never stop! EVER!

  5. Xander Walsh

    They're doing it in England. They're seeing a large number of knife murders and attacks so they're passing legislation to ban large kitchen knives because there is no "need" for them.

  6. Vicki L Russo

    What they do not relize is that u can use any object as a weapon. they ban guns or knifes. The criminals will just find something else. Prisoners make knifes (shanks) out of plastic or paper and other things.. And Brian It has nothing to do with any of that. There are criminals in every state even urs. I lived right next to detroit my whole life an ever had a problem. What ever happens THE CRIME RATE IS GOING TO SKY ROCKET IN EVERY STATE!

  7. Hal Steel

    Lets not forget that cars are the major killer in American while guns remain at the bottom of the F.B.I. list.So lets band cars also! Al Sharpton wouldn't have a job if it weren't for civil rights shut up about taking our second amendments away you traitor! bunch of numb skulls!