Skip to comments.U.K. Lawmaker Calls For All Knives To Be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers
Posted on 03/14/2019 2:34:01 PM PDT by blam
Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems.
In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a national database of people who own knives, like we do with guns.
Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property had better have a bloody good explanation, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be obvious exceptions for activities such as fishing.
Responses to the MPs suggestion included ridicule, as well as many questions not only on the considerable expense of fitting every knife sold with GPS tracking equipment small enough to fit into the handles, but also over the practicality of monitoring tens of millions of knives considering the UKs high population density and the fact such systems are accurate only to about five metres, or just over 16 feet.
Surging knife violence including a fivefold increase in machete attacks over the past three years has led to a significant crackdown on blades in Britain, with many stores voluntarily taking kitchen knives off the shelves as lawmakers call for an increasing number of restrictions to tackle the problem.
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Nah, not a problem.
Can this become a bigger laughing stock?
It's against the law to identify the problem. Muslims!
Next they'll outlaw acid.
They will never remove the tracking devices from these knifes. /sarcasm
It’s my understanding that it’s basically unheard of for law abiding Brits to own firearms today.Once the same become true for knives I guess the next crisis in Britain will be cricket bat crime.
Laugh now, cry later. Why people keep electing kooks like this to office I’ll never understand. I know it’s the UK, so maybe in their parliamentary system he gets into office based on his rank on a list of party members apportioned to the votes his party received or something like that... not sure how it works over there.
What about forks?
Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Shanks will be in big demand. UK starts new cottage industry.
What about shovels?
What about knitting needles?
Just so stupid. So imagine that there is some world where every type of blade can be outlawed or tracked... which is absurd on its face because a blade can be fashioned from any strip of metal... but barring that, you can walk outside your house a few steps, grab a stick from a tree and sharpen it to a point on the pavement. Possible more deadly than a knife and certainly easier to obtain. Free (taxpayer subsidized) stabbing instrument.
What about 16-ton weights?
Once they realize the gps will point all the “immigrants” carrying weapons they will kill this proposal as racist.
After that, fresh fruit!
” “had better have a bloody good explanation “ “
Nelson: “HA, HA !”
(on the other hand, maybe he’s just advocating knife violence)
UK Residents stock up on Hammers!
The Brits have lost their minds.
How silly. And from a Tory MP, too.
All they need to do is start making chain mail & armor suits again. That’s the ticket!
They’re going to have to ban rocks, too.
What about muslims?
Somewhat tongue in cheek, but it’s beyond time to start registering all Leftists.
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