You know that scenario we are laughed at for mentioning when the government makes plans to obliterate our Second Amendment rights and confiscate our guns? You know the one where we point out that a nanny state would spare no ridiculous attempt(s) to infringe and intrude on our freedoms and rights, all in the name of protecting us? All they need to do is combine nationalized healthcare (concerned doctors on the government payroll) and the nanny state mentality of banning everything and anything deemed ‘dangerous’, and a dumbed-down society ripe for controlling. For an indication of where the IQ level of the USA is going, look to the British government’s chain of thought…
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.
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.
The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.
“We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect.”
Keep in mind a lot of professional chefs have television shows and pimp their line of cooking hardware, including long cooking/carving knives.
Britain and Chicago continually prove these overly restrictive measures not only have an opposite outcome with the public, but with disastrous results. Yet, as New York City experiences another homicide by subway train we are being told we need to keep these things in perspective, and basically understand it is the individual nut case(s) walking among us that is to blame for the deaths, and not the weapon of choice. But that is probably because it is happening in the city where the heroic mayor has single-handedly slain the Big Gulp dragon and saved countless lives … and, you know, it’s bad for tourism.