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British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings
Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST by Nachum

The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people.

Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up.

Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504

Instead of gun crime, the UK worries about knife crime. And has been practicing knife control.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; british; bullystate; doctors; guncontrol; idiots; knifecontrol; knives; morons; nannystate; numbskulls; policestate; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/27/2012 9:09:45 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Next they will start outlawing baseball bats, or similar club-like appliances. Lengths of pipe, anybody?


2 posted on 12/27/2012 9:13:42 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Nachum

The only places I know of where they take sharp objects away from adults are psych wards and jail.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 9:15:33 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Nachum

The only places I know of where they take sharp objects away from adults are psych wards and jail.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 9:15:33 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Nachum
For some perhaps. I've spent serious money on the knives in my chef's bag. From little bitty razor sharp paring knives to 12" long carvers that can double as a short sword.

I'll not be giving those up, not the factory made, not the custom made.

Yet another law to ignore if they try it here.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/27/2012 9:15:33 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: alloysteel
Next they will start outlawing baseball bats, or similar club-like appliances. Lengths of pipe, anybody?

At least baseball bats wouldn't be a problem in Britain, since no one there plays baseball.

6 posted on 12/27/2012 9:16:50 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum

They make shivs in jails and prisons. If bad people have a will, they’ll find a way. Short knives can also be very dangerous. What about shovels, boards, tire irons? Will people be left with anything at all that won’t eventually be gist for being taken away from people that liberals don’t find “dangerous?”


7 posted on 12/27/2012 9:19:49 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

If a person has managed to stab you once, you will probably be in a state of shock and unprepared for a quick second stabbing, or possibly a third.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 9:21:38 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

British Doctor wants ban on spoons to end obesity in England!


9 posted on 12/27/2012 9:23:03 AM PST by paratrooper82 (We have been deserted by this WH and left to fend for ourselves in Afghanistan! Both hands tied!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Cricket bats? ;-)


10 posted on 12/27/2012 9:23:10 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Too unwieldy.

Golf clubs.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 9:24:23 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Nachum

If you are afraid of the government you are its slave. If it is afraid of you, you are its master. Words to live (free) by.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 9:24:38 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum

They can have my santoku when they pry it from my cold dead hands. Nor can they have my Kukri (in spite of the fact the only blood it has ever tasted is my own, damnit), or my Ka-Bar... Ok, they can have the french style chef’s knife. I’ve never cared for that one...


13 posted on 12/27/2012 9:25:49 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Don Corleone

How will they outlaw tree limbs and rocks?


14 posted on 12/27/2012 9:26:24 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Nachum

I can go along with the idea that we should try to eliminate the factors which result in the taking of innocent human life. But let’s examine ALL of these causes throughout history, and not just the current vogue. Based upon the historical data, one might suggest banning Marxist/atheistic totalitarian governments.

Mao 75 million;
Stalin 50 million;
Hitler 25 million;
and then we might give also ran’s to Pol Pot, Castro, etc.

150+ million certainly dwarfs individual acts of random violence by 6 or 7 orders of magnitude. I can hardly wait until the press starts vigorously supporting my idea.

Second place award might go to Islam, which has waged unrelenting jihad upon the civilized world for 1400 years.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 9:26:26 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Jonty30

LOL, now that would cause an outcry in Scotland!

Don’t forget tennis rackets, croquet mallets, and umbrellas! Then there is that Hitchcock story about the woman who killed her husband with a frozen roast, cooked it, and served it to the police investigators. That would give the food nazis another excuse to ban meat.


16 posted on 12/27/2012 9:28:21 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Fiji Hill
alloysteel ~ Next they will start outlawing baseball bats, or similar club-like appliances. Lengths of pipe, anybody?

Fiji Hill ~ At least baseball bats wouldn't be a problem in Britain, since no one there plays baseball.

Pointing that out isn't exactly Cricket...

17 posted on 12/27/2012 9:30:25 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Nachum

Also to be banned will be knife producing equipment and material such grinding wheels, files, and pieces of metal longer than 4 inches (10 cm). This will require the immediate confiscation of all motor vehicles, metal appliances, and dumpsters, which could be a major source of knife production metal.

Anticipating the eventual switch to wooden or plastic knives, all pieces of wood and plastic longer than the above mentioned lengths will be banned.

Anticipating the eventual harvesting of wood from trees by illegal wood knife fabricators, all trees with branch length longer than the above mentioned lengths will be cut down or regularly trimmed to prevent illegal branch lengths. Such trees must be registered with the appropriate authorities.

Other materials and equipment may be added to this list in the future. These regulations are subject to change with no less than a 30 second warning.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 9:30:25 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Freestate316

Well, that’s what leftists are trying to do: turn the whole world into a mental institution, or a prison.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 9:31:18 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Nachum

Please tell me this is satire.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 9:31:36 AM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Right Wing Assault

BONSAI!


21 posted on 12/27/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Nachum

At a philosophical level, these “banning” laws are all about the fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives. Liberals believe in the group, not the individual. Therefor all control of individuals is thru the group force of government. It becomes a substitute for rational thought.

For conservatives, they believe in the individual and individual responsibility for ones own actions. The individual is self regulated thru moral teaching of right and wrong.

For 50 plus years, liberals have chipped away at the notion of individual responsibility. They’ve help remove God, and therefor morality, from teaching. We are now reaping the fallout form their relativistic non-jugemental notions.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 9:34:27 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Nachum

Doctors treating the symptoms and not the disease. . . .


23 posted on 12/27/2012 9:34:42 AM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Nachum

When kitchen knives are outlawed, only outlaws will mince onions.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 9:36:31 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Nachum
The future
We are heading back to the Stone Age.
25 posted on 12/27/2012 9:36:35 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: LucianOfSamasota

And sadly will for another 1,400 years.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 9:36:39 AM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: Nachum

And since a man was once killed with the jawbone of an ass, no jawbones of asses will be allowed.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 9:37:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Nachum

When they outlaw pointed sticks, only outlaws will have pointed sticks!


28 posted on 12/27/2012 9:38:38 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: Nachum
Yes! Don't let the Brits have guns, crossbows, pointy sticks, antifreeze, baseball bats, bricks, shovels, axes, nail guns, telephone chords, matches, knives, steel toed boots, or vehicles. Let all the law abiding people hide in their homes, and wait quietly to become victims of those who DO have a weapon.
29 posted on 12/27/2012 9:38:53 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Fiji Hill
At least baseball bats wouldn't be a problem in Britain, since no one there plays baseball.

Ah, but a cricket bat, swung edge-on, rather than flat-on as in the game, is surely more deadly than a baseball bat (comparable momentum concentrated on a smaller area).

30 posted on 12/27/2012 9:46:31 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

re: Based upon the historical data, one might suggest banning Marxist/atheistic totalitarian governments: Mao 75 million;
Stalin 50 million; Hitler 25 million; and then we might give also ran’s to Pol Pot, Castro, etc.

Excellent comeback


31 posted on 12/27/2012 9:49:43 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: null and void

...exactly, let the amish have their swords!


32 posted on 12/27/2012 9:50:57 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Nachum

How about pointy sticks? [/Brit accent]


33 posted on 12/27/2012 9:51:19 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: himno hero; Right Wing Assault

That would be allahu akbar, and wouldn’t play a perfectly good pun off of Right Wing Assault’s stunted tree set-up...


34 posted on 12/27/2012 9:54:46 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Nachum

That’s always the thing to remember with Britain. They are only about 60 million, compared to over 300 million here. Factor of 5 and change difference in populations, so a million brits vs a million Americans, they’re experiencing whatever five times more across their population than we are.

PLus their numbers are shrinking and they can’t stop offing their elderly citizens fast enough through neglect, mistakes, deliberate euthanasia, or long waits for care that the person dies waiting for care (indirect euthanasia).


35 posted on 12/27/2012 9:56:34 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: cotton1706
And since a man was once killed with the jawbone of an ass, no jawbones of asses will be allowed.

Hey, hey, you're talking about criminalizing politics! No reason to get totally out of control! ;)

36 posted on 12/27/2012 9:59:28 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: cotton1706
And since a man was once killed with the jawbone of an ass, no jawbones of asses will be allowed.

I assure you jackasses jawboning has killed far more than the thousand Samson slew.

See also, Parliament, Congress, Duma, Reichstag...

37 posted on 12/27/2012 10:05:23 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Nachum

These docs have too much time on their hands. They need to come to the US where they will work 12 hour days and won kt have time for this this claptrap.


38 posted on 12/27/2012 10:08:52 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: sauropod

mark


39 posted on 12/27/2012 10:13:04 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Nachum

British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Fingernails to End Beauty Salon Stabbings


40 posted on 12/27/2012 10:16:01 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (?.)
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To: Nachum

41 posted on 12/27/2012 10:18:47 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I couldn’t stab anyone with the one kitchen “knife” that I use. But I could dismember someone with one swing of my razor sharp Japanese cleaver! Great utensil! Use it for everything.


42 posted on 12/27/2012 10:32:11 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum

bkmk


43 posted on 12/27/2012 10:45:14 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: alloysteel

Cricket bats, undoubtedly.

Now criminals are going to have to sharpen their forks.


44 posted on 12/27/2012 10:50:21 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: bunkerhill7

Unfortunately, women in England don’t get manicures. I’ve never found a salon in that country no matter how hard I tried.


45 posted on 12/27/2012 10:52:10 AM PST by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Nachum

And what ALWAYS precedes someone being stabbed with a long knife? A bad thought. We need to ban bad thoughts.


46 posted on 12/27/2012 11:01:25 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Nachum

What about pointed sticks?


47 posted on 12/27/2012 11:02:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Still Thinking
Or 16 Ton weights?


48 posted on 12/27/2012 11:03:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Those funky Brits.

Nanny State PING!


49 posted on 12/27/2012 11:08:11 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Nachum; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Those funky Brits.

Nanny State PING!


50 posted on 12/27/2012 11:09:00 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Merry Christmas!)
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