Libs turn OSU knife attack into debate on gun control

Libs turn OSU knife attack into debate on gun control

Talk about bringing a knife to a gunfight!

Shortly after Monday knife attack at Ohio State University, liberals on social media began to rail typically about the need for “common sense gun control.”

Granted, initial reports described the attack as a shooting, and it was not until later that authorities later clarified that the attacker had been armed with a knife. No matter, though. In a culture where the Left speaks first and thinks later, minutes after news of an alleged active shooter broke, Twitter was lit up with calls for stronger gun laws.

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As for the attack, at least eight people have been taken to a local hospital. One is in critical and seven others are stable, according to the fire department. There are also reports at least one person was attacked with a machete.

Columbus police have confirmed one attacker, a Somali refugee named Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was killed by police.

The campus is now reported secure, although classes have been cancelled until further notice.

While many on Twitter jumped to the conclusion that the incident was a rallying cry for tighter gun laws, others pushed back against the immediate politicization.

It is also worth noting in the wake of this tragedy that 61 people in Chicago were shot, 9 fatally, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The midwestern metropolis has some of the most rigid gun laws of any city in the country.

This report, by Katie Frates, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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