The UK is a very, very safe place. Guns are only available to the military, special law enforcement and those handful of sport shooters willing to jump through all the legal hoops on their way to the gun range or grouse hills.
Except it isn’t, isn’t safe, that is. Solution? Ahh, yes. Ban the long knives:
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.
“Impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs.” So, we gotta get rid of the knives, but not the prompters? And, we’re doing nothing about impulse control? Doesn’t make any sense. But then, there’s no reason it should, is there? Ahh, when will we ever learn that the problem lies with people and not with property? It always has and it always will.
It’s not the stuff (be it kitchen knife, a Webley, or a Land Rover), it’s what we choose to do with it.
Here’s some lagniappe: Doctor killing patients in the UK at alarming rate. I wonder if banning the tall doctors would be especially helpful?