Thursday, October 16, 2014
VG-10 3 1/2" Blade Folding Knife
A description, and a picture of what could be the knife carried by veteran sniper Omar Gonzalez when he leaped over the fence surrounding the White House on September 20th and dashed as far as the East Room of the Holiest of Holys. If indeed that is the knife he was carrying and he bought it himself, then he spent over $140 for this simple tool, a relatively expensive model.
" The affidavit contradicts initial reports by the agency that the man was unarmed," it says here. Ergo, anyone carrying a pocket knife is considered armed, whatever results that might lead to.
Knives are used for all kinds of common chores, sharpening pencils, peeling apples and potatoes, opening envelopes, slicing steaks, etc. They're not generally regarded as weapons, though certainly they could be used as such and have been. The daughter of screen goddess Lana Turner extinguished her mother's gangster boyfriend Johnny Stompinato with a kitchen knife.
Other common tools also make effective weapons. An ice pick is a particularly dangerous item, even if not used as a weapon. Hat pins, when women wore hats, were used by ladies in danger to repel unwanted attention. It wouldn't be particularly difficult to cause serious injury or worse with a knitting needle. Many other tools made of hard materials, hammers, wrenches, pliers, bars, could also be used to injure an innocent politician. Isn't it time that all hard and dangerous implements be banned from our nation's capitol?
Now, get this: a one-time prison guard that currently represents Lackawanna County in the Pennsylvania state legislature exchanged gunfire with an assailant in Harrisburg not far from the state capital complex, as we learn here. The Democrat is licensed to carry a firearm, as you might expect, since he has been a member of the state coercion complex at a lower level than he occupies presently. But is he authorized to fire it at someone else? We have, after all, only his and his legislator pal's testimony about this incident. If an unelected pleb fires a gun near the capital grounds in even an inconsequential state like South Dakota or West Virginia they're liable to spend some time in an office explaining it all. How much different is this affair than the George Zimmerman one, except for the lack of a body?