And took them out of their hands in Great Britain. They promised the population that they would be safe, that crime would reduce to almost nothing. It didn’t happen. In fact, crime increased. Crime with knives increased. So now they will ban the knife.
The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people.
Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up.
Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504.
Instead of gun crime, the UK worries about knife crime. And has been practicing knife control.
In 1988 possession of a pocket knife with a blade larger than 3 inches in public became illegal.
In 1996, it became illegal to sell a razor blade to anyone under the age of 16.
In 2007, you needed a license to be able to sell “non-domestic knives.”
Despite all that knifepoint robberies rose by 10 percent this year and there are some 60,000 stabbings each year. So the push is on to outlaw long kitchen knives. Once that’s done, surely utopia will be at hand.
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.
None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.
“We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect.”
Certainly no law-abiding person needs a long blade kitchen knife. No one is talking about outlawing all kitchen knives. Just the ones with long blades. No reason for anyone to go beyond a paring knife anyway.
The chefs say so and what does Julia Child know anyway.
Take a good look America. This is where we’re headed under liberal dominion.
What happens if you are a young girl and you need to shave your armpits? Or a boy age 15 and that peach fuzz is growing dark
I suppose the 10 top chefs they asked were vegans. I need a long, sharp blade to filet fish. Need a long, thick blade to butcher a kill. Heck try to carve a roast or a turkey with a steak knife. I need a very sharp long knife (and sharp fork) to do that too.
You cannot legislate safety for every situation. You can kill with a steak knife, razor, heck a very sharp Swiss Army Knife. Unless you have a cop following each and every person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, you will never prevent murders.
I suggest every person who cooks, who carves, who loves their freedom to rise up and strike a blow for freedom and kill this stupidity before it gains any grounds with the ruling Elites.