And let's say if ALL guns were banned and rounded up. And let's say there was a corresponding decrease in killings. The Left would finally be happy and live a content, quiet life with the happy feeling of knowing that they did the right thing to make this a better place.
WRONG! It's like a neurosis. The need to CONTROL. It's really bad. How do I know this?
For years I've been off and on following article out of the UK about knife killings. Articles in the UK press have appeared asking chefs if there really is a need for long knives in the kitchen. It is the most ridiculous thing you have ever seen.
Here's an article that appeard in 2005 on the BBC website:
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.So...now CHEFS with big puffy hats will be the final arbiter as to what knives YOU will be able to cut your steak with or carve that turkey. The article goes on and on and on with statistics about knives in essence being TOO POINTY!
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
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.
Now eight years later we have this:
If you’re planning to buy or carry a knife, it’s important to know the rules. Anyone found breaking these laws can face up to four years in prison. These include:The black bold is mine. The screaming red is the website's.
It is illegal for any shop to sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under the age of 18.
It is a crime to carry a knife in public without good reason – for example, if you work as a chef.
The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and a fine of £5000.
It is illegal to carry, buy or sell any type of knife banned by the government (the list of banned knives is below).
Knives with folding blades, like Swiss Army knives, are not illegal as long as the blade is three inches long (7.62 cm) or less.
If any knife is used in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife), it is regarded as an ‘offensive weapon’ by the law.
Any sharp instrument – even a screwdriver – can be viewed by the police as an illegal offensive weapon if you do not have a good reason for carrying it.
DON’T CARRY A KNIFE!!!!!
So, there you have it. The war on YOU will NEVER END. The Left will always find someting to go after you for and make your like a miserable hell.