Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Knife control: The lunacy escalates in UK

By Monica Showalter

Gun control hasn't done much to stop London's phenomenal murder rate, given that criminals are frequently stabbing their victims as a result. And London, as well as the adjacent rest of the U.K., has lots and lots of gun control.
Instead of drawing the obvious cultural conclusions -- that murder is something that lurks in the hearts of depraved people, quite apart from their access to guns, and often is fueled by a credible non-fear of punishment, (check), U.K. officials have doubled down on gun control and gone it one better: knife control. That includes a new measure just recently to force knife makers to dull their blades in a bid to head off more murders. Kid you not, here it is, reported by the Daily Signal:

With Knife Crimes on Rise, British Judge Recommends Duller Kitchen Knives

The judge now wants rounded knives, just like children's scissors, to ensure that anyone running with one doesn't put his or her eye out. This should do wonders for London's swinging culinary scene, penalizing its chefs with child-style cutting instruments.
And it won't work for the knife control cause either. This actually is London's second round of knife control, the first was just pure knife control targeting the carrying of a knife in London, a couple months ago, bruited about by London's leftist mayor, Sadiq Khan. It didn't work, so now they're going for child-style blades for everyone, changing the face of knives.
As if London's richly abundant assaulters, burglars, and murderers won't change tactics on that front, too. It shows how unfit the left is to legislate social engineering measures to enact 'change.' They literally do not understand the problems of human nature and how to address them.

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