By Nigel J. Covington III
<NationalReport> In the wake of yet another bloody campus attack that left 14 wounded, 2 critically, California Senator Diane Feinstein (D) held a press conference this afternoon declaring she will author a new bill to ban dangerous assault-weapon razor utility knives while requiring those who work in industries where employees use standard box cutters on the job to register them with the federal government.
Senator Feinstein said, “This ban will not keep box cutters out of the hands of people who have a legitimate reason for having them. All this bill will do is make it illegal for people to have the razor knife assault-weapon which is designed for one purpose and that is too kill.”
The bill would also ban box cutters that have high capacity blade dispensers, after market upgrades of attachable plastic handles that give it a “military look” and carry belt pouches which hold more than 3 additional razor blades.
“We have seen the horror caused by these deadly slashing weapons in our communities. Box cutter assault weapons have been used in robberies, assaults and other crimes; they were used in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. The now infamous Japanese “Sasebo Slashing” incident occurred in June 2004, when an 11 year-old girl savagely murdered her 12 year old classmate. The 11 year-old wielded an assault weapon razor box cutter that she used to slash and hack her victim repeatedly.
Little has been done to prevent these deadly terrorist preferred assault weapons from being sold in every hardware store and Walmart in America.Throughout the U.S. some schools banned their possession on school grounds.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani initiated a campaign against the sale of box-cutter knives to young people in the 1990s. And Feinstein pointed out that current laws in Australia and England prohibit the sale of any box cutter to anyone under the age of 18.
Razor-knife owners are outraged by the news claiming Feinstein is out in left field again going after innocent law-abiding citizens who have not committed any crime in order to punish the nearly non-existent percentage of the U.S. population who use assault weapons to commit spree violence in public places where higher numbers of victims can be expected.
Sadly I must agree; like Feinstein’s so called assault weapons ban on firearms if passed into law, police will go after a large segment of law abiding US citizens who happen to be gun owners. This only makes victims of government abuse and violence out of decent people who before the law was passed were not criminals.
Like the empty assault weapons ban on firearms, Feinstein’s latest weapons ban lacks any measurable means to gauge its impact on crime. It fails to address the crime problem in the U.S. It offers no promise of life-term sentences for violent offenders including child rapist. It fails to address issues within the mental health system though in every case of spree violence the attackers mental health has been a major contributing factor.
If Feinstein wants to put a dent in spree violence in America then she’ll have to earn her money, but not by writing worthless legislation that only promises to turn law-abiding people into felons overnight.
Feinstein needs to offer real solutions, not one that targets a large sector of the U.S. population simply for being gun owners. Legislation must be directed at the common core issues which is at the heart of spree violence, mental health reform, life terms for criminals for their first offence for crimes of excessive violence including child rape.
There is no valid reason to ever release these people back into society once they’ve demonstrated this type of capacity for violence, its not like they’ll ever be rehabilitated. And there is no reason to disarm law abiding peaceful citizens who pose no threat to themselves or others.