End open carryHow many can a knife weilding maniac kill in a minute? I don"t know and do not intend to find out. Some recent examples from the news indicate it is not as hard as Beth thinks it is.
According to the California Penal Code, "Every person who "... carries upon his or her person "... a switchblade knife having a blade two or more inches in length is guilty of a misdemeanor."
Yet there is no section of the California Penal Code that specifically prohibits open carry of an unloaded handgun, and carrying a loaded magazine separate from the handgun, as in a pocket, also is not prohibited under the penal code.
How many people can one crazed lunatic kill with a switch blade in under a minute? Two, three at the most? Yet that same lunatic can clip on a cartridge of bullets and mow down up to a dozen innocents in that same period of time using a gun that is legally worn at the hip.
Maybe our restrictions against lethal guns should be just as strong as they are against lethal knives. Maybe it is time to outlaw open carry.
In June of 2008 Tomohiro Kato injured 10 and killed seven in Tokyo in under three minutes.
Seven die in Tokyo knife attack rampage
Two weeks ago, Zheng Minsheng killed eight and wounded five in an early morning knife attack directed at elementary school students.
Man kills 8 pupils in China
How many people have UOCer's killed in California?
Maybe it is time to outlaw Open Stupidity.