Knife Control: UK Judge Proposes Ban on Pointed Knives
Since the UK still has crime and gun-grabbing is off the table, they're turning their attention to pointy things. "You know, banning things before didn't work, but this time it will." Take this judge for instance. He wants to file down the points on your steak knife.
Yeah, for reals:
A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.
"Why we do need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?
“Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all."
Yeah, I mean you don't need a military chef-grade assault point on your knife to dice an onion. Think of the children, you heartless scum.
"Acknowledging that any blade could cause injury, the judge pointed out “slash wounds are rarely fatal.”
So, he said: “I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives - manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government - to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends.
Wait, I thought gun-grabbing was supposed to solve all these problems. Yet, here we are again with UK bureaucrats blaming their crime woes on inanimate objects. Crime woes they've been claiming don't exist.
Sure, Britons might soon need a government permit to cut up their pork chops. To open a can. To razor off their stubble. Small prices to pay for safety. Never mind the myriad of other things somebody can use to get their homicide on. Banning pointy things will take care of crime entirely.
Gun, knife, or box truck control isn't going to stop criminal dickweeds from criminal dickweeding. The tools aren't the problem, the people are. Though, I doubt that bit of info will sway lefties in their quest for "common sense" (insert thing to be banned here) reform.
Speaking of that: