Second Amendment supporters like to sarcastically joke about knife control to point out how silly the left’s gun control arguments are. “Oh, someone couldn’t get a gun so they got a knife? Looks like we need common sense knife reform now! Yuk yuk yuk.”
It’s not a joke anymore. That’s literally what London Mayor Sadiq Khan (see Mayor to London Underground Metro Workers: Stop Saying ‘Ladies and Gentlemen…’ and London Mayor Wants to Solve Rising Knife Crime by… Banning YouTube Videos?) is doing.
No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law. https://t.co/XILUvIFLOW
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) April 8, 2018
Since 2016, Sadiq Khan has been taking action to tackle the scourge of violent crime in London, together with the Met Police. With the tragic rise in knife killings on our streets this year, he’s introduced tough, immediate measures to address the violence.
This part was my favorite. Mainly because “influencers” aren’t real people.
The widely shared London Needs You Alive campaign brings together role models and youth influencers to send a positive message to young people – that they shouldn’t put their lives at risk by carrying a knife
Mainly, this is Exhibit Q why people don’t give an inch when it comes to gun rights. It’s never enough for leftists. Their belief is that people shouldn’t be allowed to protect themselves. That’s the government’s job. So if someone commits a crime with a tool people can use for self-defense, liberals always want to exploit it as an excuse to ban the tool.
If we take this mentality further, bad jokes comedians tell should be blamed on the mic. Bad writing blamed on the keyboard. Traffic accidents blamed on the car. Crazy feminists blamed on donuts. When we remove the person from the crime, then we’re free to blame anything for the crime. First it was guns, now it’s knives. Soon it’ll be dangerous hair combs waved about to frighten the unkempt.
They’ll never quit. So neither can we.