Thursday, December 27, 2012

What does it look like when the TSA runs an entire country?

It looks like Britain:

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.
They don't want to ban your chef's knives, just the high caliber clip [sic] assault Wusthofs.

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.


deadcenter said...

Did the great knife ban of 2005 go anywhere? Other than the article you're highlighting and a few hysterical examples of redesigned kitchen knives, I don't recall anything.

Bob said...

Of course, eventually they work their down to banning fruit.

Differ said...

I alluded to this in a post about the Liberty Belle Trip to UK in 2008 when the British media were hysterical about Knife Crime:
Now there's this:
Britain - going the British way again:
( Actually I have no issues with blunt ended knives - I never use the point anyway...but
the problem is, however, that there will be some nitwit politician who will insist on making pointy knives illegal, whence pointy stick crime or cudgel crime or hand-edge crime or...thought crime - oh, wait we already have that there and here too...where does it end?

Rick C said...

Won't people just slash instead of stab if pointy knives are banned? I think for safety's sake all sharp objects should be banned in Formerly Great Britain.

Chris said...

Well, they're not all nutters: they don't want Piers Morgan back.

BobG said...

I guess it never occurred to those idiots that someone could just grind a point on a knife, or fabricate one? The knife was one of the first tools invented by primitive man, who didn't even have metals at the time; how do they think they are going to keep a modern-day person from just making a new knife out of metal, glass, or plastic? Prisoners do it all the time.