The Resounding Success of Cutting Edge Nanny-Statism
In recent weeks British CNN anchor Piers Morgan has been appalled and disgusted by Americans who refuse to agree with him and give up our Second Amendment rights, let alone our guns/ammo magazines, by slamming on more gun laws. Note to Piers Morgan: Americans TODAY are insisting on enforcing existing gun laws, and NOT passing anymore new gun laws. In an exchange with conspiracy blogger Alex Jones Morgan refused to hear or address Jones's citing Great Britain's crime rate, sans guns/gun rights. Morgan's emotionally charged claims were debunked shortly after by more than one fact checking source.
Today I caught this photo on Facebook...
If you are having a difficult time reading the store warning sign it reads:
Sale of Knives and Bladed Articles
The sale of these products is governed by the Offensive Weapons Act 1996 (as amended by the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006). It is a criminal offense to sell these products to any person under the age of 18 years.
These signs are posted on the store shelves where knives are sold in Great Britain. And yes, those are butter knives in a table flatwear set. (Knives and blades are just one area that the UK government restricts and regulates the sale of.)
However, as laws stand, it is up to the individual and personal responsibility to abide by them, and they don't always do. However still, as with our own endless gun laws that are not enforced, and that lawyers and judges make plea-deals on for lesser sentences for criminals, the UK is slacking on their own knife laws. A report in 2010 puts the laws' effectiveness in perspective:
The latest figures show knife deaths have almost doubled in the last 30 years.
The total is up 58 on two years ago and 80 more than in the last year of Tory rule.
There are also 60 non-fatal knife crimes daily, with 22,000 recorded in the year.
But the number of people charged in London has more than halved over four years.
Given that Piers Morgan leaned on the stats regarding Great Britain's gun crime/deaths being lower than the US rates, he refused to address the statistics of an average of 14,000 knifing victims per year there.
Since the existing knife laws in the UK have/are failing horribly, British doctors and 10 top chefs are calling for MORE laws banning certain kitchen knives.
The same day a crazy man gunned down 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a crazy man stabbed dozens of children in a school in China. Apparently the schools in China do not permit their teachers to carry guns either.
Now the British police have something even more frightening to deal with in the streets ... the million volt stun guns being illegally imported into the UK.
Fact is, this woman's use of this weapon will be the cause of more debt, death and destruction than any other weapon to date in this country...
Meanwhile, the CSI: Old Testament is still out on the weapon used in mankind's first murder. Stone? Stick? Jawbone of an ass? And if your door doesn't swing Biblical, there's always evolution...