Friday, May 27, 2005

You got a permit for that butter knife?

The slope is covered in thick ice and oil. Originating from Britain, the leader in nanny technologies:

Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

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 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.
This is absolutely unbelievable. Basing your research on the word of 10 chefs and calling it scientific! My god - have the vassals of Britain really become so complacent that they are willing to put up with such extreme governmental thuggery?

The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.

"The Home Office is looking for ways to reduce knife crime.

Home Office spokesperson said there were already extensive restrictions in place to control the sale and possession of knives.

"We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect."

"The law already prohibits the possession of offensive weapons in a public place, and the possession of knives in public without good reason or lawful authority, with the exception of a folding pocket knife with a blade not exceeding three inches.

"Offensive weapons are defined as any weapon designed or adapted to cause injury, or intended by the person possessing them to do so.

"An individual has to demonstrate that he had good reason to possess a knife, for example for fishing, other sporting purposes or as part of his profession (e.g. a chef) in a public place.
Guilty until proven innocent.

Non-volitional inanimate objects continue to cause violent actions in the minds of flaming idiots. I can do serious damage with my bare hands too - is mandatory amputation next?

Hat tip goes to Drizzten at Magnifisyncopathological

1 Comment:

basil said...

Only sissies use knives in moments of impulsive rage. Real men beat their victims to death with their fists and feet. We must remove such dangerous limbs at birth to reduce the human potential for violence.