The British war on knives is a fool’s errand

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 4/10/2018 | neo-neocon
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When you do away with guns, you apparently get more knives. It stands to reason.

And you know what? You apparently get more guns, too (or at least, more use of them by the “bad guys”):

Report - Percent - Increase - Offenses - Firearms

The report stated that there had been a 20 percent increase in offenses involving firearms from October 2016 through September 2017 over the same period a year earlier. This included a 36 percent increase in offenses involving shotguns and a 20 percent increase in offenses involving handguns. Handguns are prohibited in the UK outside of Northern Ireland.

Most of this has occurred in London. And knife attacks have also increased, with the following reaction from authorities and activists:

Law-abiding - Means - Self-defense - Activists - Government

Having stripped the law-abiding of the most useful means of self-defense, activists and government officials now busy themselves with knife control. Anti-knife activists from the Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife campaign provide “knife banks” where owners can relinquish their blades anonymously. Having collected a reported 100,000 knives so far, which they used to create an anti-knife sculpture, knife control activists recently met with Home Office officials to coordinate a nationwide campaign to collect 1 million blades.

The UK already prohibits most knife sales to those under 18, bans a wide array of knives and swords outright, and prohibits subjects from carrying any knife other than a 3-inch or shorter non-locking folding knife “without good reason.”

Onion

This is not from the Onion:

…a March 16 sweep [of refuse and shrubbery] by officers near London’s Regents Park uncovered a pair of plyers, two screwdrivers, scissors, and a file, which the department assured the public were “safely disposed [of] and taken off the streets.” With the help of local students, last October police in London’s Telegraph Hill were able to protect residents from a pair of scissors,...
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