Positive Press Against Zero Tolerance for Knives

It’s not very often we see positive press about how ridiculous things are getting here in the US when it comes to outlawing knives.

Maureen Downey of AJC

Maureen Downey of AJC

I am very pleased to report¬†Maureen Downey, a writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, did a piece, earlier this week, entitled-¬† Zero tolerance doesn’t always add up.

The aspect of this story I like the most is her own experience motivated her to speak out. It didn’t result from a Knife Rights, or knife company, press release. I’ll let you read her account, but will quote her on this important point about the Zero Tolerance stance, especially in the context of our schools.

“…..it also eliminates common sense and discretion, and can make school officials appear inane.”

Unfortunately, what we see most of the time are writers jumping on the “knives are weapons” and should be outlawed bandwagon- purely in the abstract.

Let’s applaud Maureen for taking what could be viewed as an unpopular position.

Since I am from Alabama, I had to look up “inane” and it means stupid or silly.