The idiot unwittingly make the point of gun proponents that no laws will prevent criminals from being criminals. Take away all the guns you want and the bag guys will use knives. Take away knives and they’re use bats. Or rocks. Or pipes.
New York mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to put a positive spin on a recent rash of stabbings and slashings across the city. He credits the NYPD taking guns off of the street.
“I’m not a criminologist but I can safely say that guns are being taken off the street in an unprecedented way. Some people, unfortunately, are turning to a different weapon,” de Blasio says.
Knives or blades are also a lot cheaper.
New Yorkers have been on edge because of a series of highly-reported attacks, including several seemingly random attacks on the subways. The city was averaging more than 10 stabbing attacks a day in the first six weeks of the year.
The mayor claims that since there are so many fewer guns on the street, officers can now focus on criminals using knives and razors.
Then after that they can focus on people with hands, because some can actually do a lot of damage with them. What an incredibly stupid, imbecilic man he is.
Maybe they should try something radcial, say a stop-and-frisk approach to fighting crime?
“Guns are being taken off the street in an unprecedented way. Some people are unfortunately turning to a different weapon – thank God, typically a less deadly weapon – but they’re turning to a different weapon,” de Blasio said. “Well, guess what that means. The NYPD will now go get those weapons.”
The mayor is right. The NYPD is now trying to take away knives, razors, box cutters, and other instruments used to slash and stab.
Since the first of year, officers have confiscated 212 cutting instruments in the subways – a 46 percent increase over last year.
But that still has not stopped the headline-grabbing slashing crimes – among the latest involving a cabbie who was stabbed for no reason. And while the NYPD has beefed up subway patrols, some people are still worried about walking down the street.
“I get calls and texts from my parents in Florida,” said Alexandra Carter of Clinton. “It’s so scary.”
“Everybody is worried about something random happening to them,” another woman said.
“Box cutters, knives, razors – you put it in your pocket. It doesn’t look like – a gun takes up, you can sometimes see the shape of a gun,” said Christine Kuwalas. “These other weapons are convenient.”
Bad guys will always adapt. Idiotic leftists keep trying the same failed policies expecting different results.