NYC murder spree via stabbing; Couldn't gun law prevent this?

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    A man went on a stabbing spree in NYC recently, killing several people by stabbing them to death.

    Thought NYC's handgun ban was supposed to prevent these type of murder sprees?

    And second thought, what if any of his victims were allowed to have a handgun? Would they be alive today if so?
     
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    Anti gun laws have no appreciable affect on homicides, bludgeoning, beatings and clubbings are the most common of murder homicides,,, even of some people armed with hand guns. Self defense is not inherent in every person regardless their untried self proclamations of bad self. Most non-health related deaths are caused by automobiles and divorce.
     
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    Link?
     
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    You know that Knives are illegal in NYC too, right???
     
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    Pretty soon they're going to outlaw teeth because they can be used to bite someone else.
     
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    There is a Law that Anything you turn into a weapon can result in you being charged with a crime here. You could in effect be attacked by 6 Perpetrators, use a garbage can lid to defend yourself, and end up charged and jailed, depending on circumstances. NYC has a very hard time recognizing Individual Rights as more Important than the feelings of the collective.
     
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    I Bet you if you let everyone openly carry guns on their Hips. The Amount of Violent crime in this country would plummet.
     
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    After the shooting spree ends, maybe.
     
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    Fun fact: Violent crime has gone down dramatically since the 80's and early 90's. As has the property crime rate and homicide rate.
     
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    Evidence:

    Crime in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A nice graph illustrates this all after the jump.
     

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