Skip to comments.UK Considers Banning Kitchen Knives
Posted on 12/27/2012 11:16:08 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
We joke about it here in the U.S. that maybe the UK should ban kitchen knives since they can be used to kill someone. It looks like the UK may have taken those jokes a little too seriously because theyve been considering banning long, pointed kitchen knives for the past several years. Researchers from West Middlesex University Hospital found that crime in their country was on the rise, and that kitchen knives were used in as many as half of all stabbings.
At least theyre being consistent. They thought guns were dangerous, so they banned guns. Now, theyre acknowledging that knives have taken the place of guns and are dangerous and should also be banned. BBC News reported:
“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. The researchers said a short pointed knife may cause a substantial superficial wound if used in an assault – but is unlikely to penetrate to inner organs. In contrast, a pointed long blade pierces the body like cutting into a ripe melon.
After theyve banned long, pointy kitchen knives, are they going to ban sharp pencils? Nail files? Screwdrivers? Fists? They can keep banning all these objects, but people will always find other means of inflicting injury or death if thats what they really want to do.
I think the U.S. is a long way away from banning kitchen knives. Theyd first have to confiscate all the guns, and thats just not going to be possible anytime soon.
I really dont think that those in power over us want an all-out bloody war in order to disarm us. They know they have to be careful. They would much rather conquer us through our consent. They just want us to submit. Were the frogs in the pot of water, and with every law that gets enacted, the heat turns up a little. We acclimate, and then they turn up the heat again, but only a little. Over time, we Americans simply forget and get used to the tyranny that weve grown up in and lived through. Before we know it, the water will be boiling us, and by then it will be too late for us to fight back. They want nothing more than a bunch of willing slaves who believe they are free and secure in governments chains, which they see as the protective arms of a loving mother.
With every massacre that the media turns into an international spectacle, peoples brains will be numbed just a little more. With every opinion poll taken after each massacre, people will show their increasing willingness to just submit, turn in their guns and let the government take care of them.
One hopeful thing is for sure, though. In the midst of all these self-deceived slaves, there will always be a remnant of real freedom-lovers who refused to acclimate to tyranny.
“What are you going to do if some maniac comes at you with a handful of logan berries????”
Nanny State PING!
Next: pointy sticks.
Next: pointy sticks.
There WAS that movie...
Sad news coming from a country with such a distinguished history of sword making.
Don’t forget all of those rocks just lying there on the ground waiting to be picked up and used as weapons.
Banning weapons is like that. The choice of weapons is irrelevant to a person's decision to commit murder. You may eliminate the weapon, but you should never believe that you are going to eliminate the last murder.
The BBC article cited in this link is more than seven years old. Did they ever ban knives?
Good thing the UK has already trained those electric bench grinders not to grind points on those long blunt bread knives.
I doubt if there is any basis in fact to this story, or even if it is actually a story from China, but it occurs to me to be an object lesson on how those in power fear the people and will go to ridiculous lengths to take all power out of their hands.
Do you have a permit for that length of steel pipe?
Kitchen Knife Ban? But you see, Constable, this is my Drawing Room Knife. So it’s all perfectly legal as you can see.
Those “rocks” belong to the Crown. Do not touch them!
That’s easy. You shoot him, then you eat the loganberries.
Those guys from Monty Python had their homeland pegged, four decades ago. Sounds like it’s gotten much, much worse since then.
Common sense tells me you must be kidding. Experience tells my you're probably not.
butcher chickens.. not people. (you got a beef with that 8?)
ban volcanic eruptions too..
there are no limits to man’s barbarity or some’s ignorance as well., somewhere somehow somebody is gonna stick ya in the back eventually even maybe.
The first murder was committed at the dawn of antiquity by Cain, a farmer. He killed his brother Abel, a shepherd. Guns did not exist and if it was pre-iron or bronze age, swords and knives were non-existent as well. So, by the context, we can infer that Cain killed Abel with a Big rock, or perhaps a flint chip, or his bare hands.
Abel was just as dead as if he were shot with an AR-15.
Humans will do what humans will do.
Logan berries aren’t the problem - it’s the hands ... all hands should be banned - they ARE the weapon that holds all the rest of the weapons. If hands are amputated, there will be less violence.
But why stop there?
It’s the brain that controls the hands that control the weapons. If brains were removed they’d be no violence... Finally, we’ve got the answer liberals have been looking for...
As I posted in the earlier thread, I can’t stab anyone with my kitchen knife, but I can dismember someone with my Japanese cleaver, which I use for everything!
In our town, a woman went to the wedding of her ex-boyfriend. She grabbed the knife which had been used to cut the cake, and stabbed him in the heart. He lasted till an ambulance got there. In court, she claimed he had been abusive to her. 2005 - and is aready out on parole. Ban wedding cake knives.
Don’t forget about reflexive violence!
Spinal cords will also have to be banned.
Sex! Ban sex as well, it only leads to death. Every life created by sex has or soon will DIE! We must do SOMETHING.
Forks have sharp, pointy ends and spoons are almost like a rounded handle with a stabbing end if you hold them by the business end - ergo the Brits will soon be eating with their hands.
Time to ban Lamps ! Many a man has been beaned with a lamp or two.
Kitchen knives are not banned, normal knives are limited to 2 or 3 inches.
Swords were banned, then in true Monty python style ,unbanned: ‘if the production process is by a genuine sword manufacturer’.
Antique blades and Swords must have their sharp edge removed.
“Common sense tells me you must be kidding. Experience tells my you’re probably not.”
You couldn’t make this stuff up.
Pudding all around.
Good one - you're right - they're out....
Another good one - outlawing sex will work about as well as outlawing guns... It’s a twofer alright.
I could live for centuries before the thought of banning citrus fruits independently entered my mind. It might then take a couple of centuries of extreme senility before I took that thought seriously.
Brest-fed babies are less toxic.
In Africa and many places in South and Central America, it is the machete.
No, I am not even slightly joking.
This will not, of course, apply to members of the Religion of Peace. They need long knives for honor killings and beheadings. Sharia Law trumps English Common Law! Go Islam.
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