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LETíS NOT FORGET KNIFE CONTROL
Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 12/26/2012 8:59:44 AM PST by SeekAndFind

One of my 2013 predictions — coming soon! — is that rifles will trail knives as murder weapons of choice in the coming year as they have in the most recent five-year period for which statistics are available. Magical thinking underlies the calls for gun control in the wake of the slaughter of the innocents at the Sandy Hook school, but a relentless logic is at work in this anecdote of modern life in the Britain formerly known as Great:

A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after being dragged through court for possessing an offensive weapon.

Rodney Knowles, 61, walks with the aid of a stick and had used the Swiss Army knife to cut up fruit on picnics with his wife.

Knowles yesterday admitted possessing an offensive weapon at Torquay Magistrates Court. He was given a conditional discharge.

But speaking after the hearing, he said: ‘It’s a stupid law. Now I have a criminal record.’

Prosecutor Philip Sewell told the court that Knowles was stopped by police when he left a pub on February 24.

He was arrested for suspected drink-driving but a breath test showed he was under the legal limit, the court was told.

But Knowles was charged with possession of the knife, which was found in its pouch in the car glove compartment.

Mr Sewell told the court: ‘He told officers that he had the knife for caravanning. He is not working and had no malicious reason for carrying the blade’

Defence solicitor Jolyon Tuck said Knowles, who is a carer for his wife, had used the knife to cut up fruit on picnics with his wife.

‘He accepts it was in his car and the law is very clear,’ he said. He admits possession of it and he had no good reason for having it.’

Chairman of the bench Robert Horne ordered forfeiture of the knife and £40 costs to be paid.

The Daily Mail has the story , all of it worth reading.



TOPICS: Government; Society
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; guns; knife62dollarfine; knifecontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/26/2012 8:59:54 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
he had no good reason for having it.

Our world is going to Hell. There are myriad reasons to have a knife, and none of them require malice in forethought. As a matter of fact, carriage of a knife should be required along with that of a firearm, as both could be used to save your life.

There are stories of people who drowned in submerged vehicles when they couldn't get their seatbelts off. A well-maintained knife would've allowed them to cut the belt away and escape.

I pray daily that America doesn't go the way of the UK, but I fear we're heading in that direction.

2 posted on 12/26/2012 9:15:18 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Knowles yesterday admitted possessing an offensive weapon...and he had no good reason for having it

Its a tool for goodness sakes!! And the good reason for having it was for preparing food. Easy to say from here, but I would think he should have never admitting to the charge and make them prove otherwise.

3 posted on 12/26/2012 9:19:05 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: SeekAndFind

Alive and well in NYC. A friend of mine got arrested there because he had a small pocket knife.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 9:25:24 AM PST by TheRhinelander
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To: SeekAndFind

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. So why don’t we have alcohol liability insurance? How is the beer in my fridge any less liable than the AR rifle in my safe? Beer kills a hell of a lot more people every year than ARs do. Why don’t we have to have an insurance policy to own and consume alcohol? Oh, that’s right. Because certain people in powerful positions don’t give a damn if we have alcohol. They just don’t want us to have firearms. Well, wealthy people such as themselves will still be able to have them. I guess that’s OK, isn’t it?


5 posted on 12/26/2012 9:27:28 AM PST by servo1969
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To: tbpiper
"Knowles yesterday admitted possessing an offensive weapon...and he had no good reason for having it"

Isn't it time for Hillary and Obama to hit the middle east and talk seriously to them about "Rock Control"?

6 posted on 12/26/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by Baynative
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To: SeekAndFind

Hammer control, screw driver control, pitchfork control, baseball bat control...


7 posted on 12/26/2012 10:06:39 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Baynative
talk seriously to them about "Rock Control"?

Not to mention the mayhem that can from people possessing high capacity slings.

8 posted on 12/26/2012 10:11:29 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: SeekAndFind

if you really want to make Congress uncomfortable...suggest alcohol control


9 posted on 12/26/2012 10:12:42 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SeekAndFind
A disabled caravanner who kept a penknife in his glove compartment to use on picnics has blasted the authorities after being dragged through court for possessing an offensive weapon.

English authorities arrest a disabled guy for possession of a penknife? What rediculous BS. That's exactly the attitude and thinking that would have had all those people speaking German today if it hadn't been for the USA!! Outrageous!!

10 posted on 12/26/2012 10:15:14 AM PST by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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