They don't want to ban your chef's knives, just the high caliber clip [sic] assault Wusthofs.
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase - and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
This is what happens after a century of class ideology that says that the common man is little more than a brute, fit for nothing but being controlled by his betters. Unfortunately, his betters have always acted like this:
It doesn't look like things are different lately. It's management a la TSA: someone gets shot, ban gun possession by law abiding citizens. Someone gets stabbed, ban knife possession by law abiding citizens. It's a stupid game, but they sure seem to like to play.
Of course, handgun crime has skyrocketed since handguns were banned. We can expect knife crime to be unchanged (at best) after chef's knives are all confiscated. And British cuisine - showing signs lately of being actually worth eating - will fall back to mushy peas and beans on toast. The French will be mocking them in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..
Too bad about Britain. It used to be great.
Via A Girl And Her Gun, who has a story of her own on the subject.