Could more be done to prevent knife violence?

Global News

EDMONTON – The worst mass murder in Calgary’s history, which saw five people in their 20s stabbed to death at a house party, has led to more conversation on whether stricter laws against knives could have prevented the crime.

The Brentwood stabbings come just a month and a half after a mass stabbing took two lives at a Loblaws warehouse in west Edmonton.

The attacks also come less than a week after a Toronto man was arrested for stabbing four people in an office building, which happened the same day as 19 Pittsburgh students were injured after a 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a slashing spree.

“It’s always been the case in Alberta, and actually throughout Canada, that knives are used quite frequently in the commission of violent crimes and in the commission of homicides. So it’s something that we’re constantly seeing on a day to day…

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