Progressives Demand Gun Control After Knife Attack At Ohio State University

Progressives used a brutal knife attack at Ohio State University (OSU) on Monday as an excuse to demand more gun control, even after authorities declared that they had no evidence the attacker even used a gun during his rampage.
The attacker reportedly struck pedestrians with his vehicle and proceeded to stab several others, harming at least nine individuals, one of whom is in critical condition. Despite OSU’s initial tweets stating there was an active shooter on campus, authorities later said there was no evidence that the attacker used a gun during his attack. The victims are being treated for stab wounds and injuries sustained from being struck by the attacker’s vehicle.
An OSU police officer shot and killed the machete-wielding attacker, believed to be an immigrant from Somalia, the university’s public safety director said in a statement, according to WNYC.
Even though there is currently no evidence a gun was used by the attacker, and even though a good guy with a gun was solely responsible for ending the attacker’s rampage, various progressive activists, celebrities, and journalists spent the morning using the attack as a pretext for demanding even stricter gun control laws.
When we will have gun control! My heart goes out to Columbus, Ohio!!!
— Catherine Curtin (@catecurtin) November 28, 2016

GET RID OF GUNS!!!!!! #OhioState
— Reginald Watkins (@ReggieWatkinsJr) November 28, 2016

It sure would be presidential for Trump to use Twitter to condemn gun violence right about now. Which is likely why it isn't happening.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 28, 2016

This is where were are. Instead of common sense gun control, we get "run, hide, fight." https://t.co/b5tpDDauWc
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) November 28, 2016

So many shootings every single day…but still half the US opposes gun control. Love & light to Ohio. Our country is so broken.
— Danni Bouchard (@dannibouchard) November 28, 2016

https://twitter.com/TuttleSinger/status/803278907457814528
Today is yet another was a sad day in our country because of a senseless shooting at an Ohio State University.
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) November 28, 2016

This is even more appropriate considering today's tragic events at Ohio State University. https://t.co/oyWWq5G0us
— States United (@SUPGVNetwork) November 28, 2016

Shannon Watts, who runs a gun control group funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, claimed during the attack that America “gives dangerous people guns,” and intimated that a gun-free zone would have stopped the OSU attack. She did not explain why the campus ban on machetes did not prevent the attacker from striking and stabbing at least nine individuals.
Other nations protect their students. America gives dangerous people guns and asks students to defend themselves. God help us. Watts Hall https://t.co/8Lk2A7alwQ
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 28, 2016

Stop with talk of "gun-free zones" and arming teachers. If more guns made us safe, US would be safest nation on earth. Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/ebL8meuocU
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 28, 2016

Romper’s news editor Josephine Yurcaba seems to have her facts confused about how the attacker was stopped with a gun.
"Good guys with guns" don't stop bad guys bc they are afraid of becoming targets of the shooter or police or of killing innocents.
— Josephine Yurcaba (@JoYurcaba) November 28, 2016

The attacker has been identified as 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee and a student enrolled at OSU.
Source: Federalist