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Al Sharpton: Knife Control May Be Next

According to Al Sharpton, knife control may be next. On his radio show last week, Sharpton, a gun-control advocate, argued that, in a civilized society, massacres such as those that have taken place in Newtown, Aurora and Columbine simply do not occur. 

A caller asked, “What happens when the criminal goes to knives, Al?” “Then you deal with that,” Sharpton said. “The job of society is to deal with whatever problem confronts it.”

In fact, there already exists a slew of federal and state legislation that restricts the sale, transport and possession of knives. In Indiana, for example, it is illegal to possess a knife that opens automatically. It is also illegal to carry or a knife, which includes “a dagger, dirk, poniard, stiletto, switchblade, or gravity knife” on school property.

Listen to Sharpton discuss the future of knife control below.

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