Friday, April 13, 2018

Now They’re Coming for People’s Knives. No, Really.

You'd better sit down for this one.

London has been suffering a spate of homicides recently, bad enough that some contend the murder rate is now worse than New York's. It is, but only if you look at the past couple of months. February, for instance, saw 11 homicides in New York and 15 in London, most of them committed with knives.

In light of that crime spike London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, has laid down the law. "No excuses," he declared the other day on Twitter. "There is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law."

Britain imposes strict gun control. It also imposes absurdly strict knife control. The government forbids carrying a knife in public "without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less."

Take note: Lock-back knives—the kind in which the blade locks in the open position, to prevent accidental folding while the knife is being held, and thus lacerated fingers—are verboten no matter the blade length. Lock-backs "can include multi-tool knives—tools that also contain other devices such as a screwdriver or can opener." And a "good reason" for carrying a knife includes using the knife for work, or perhaps "historical reenactment or religious purposes." Not, say, self-defense, or just because a knife sometimes comes in handy.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It would take them a day to find all of my knives. and the next day I could make more.