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UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« on: March 09, 2019, 01:17:56 PM »
Knife crime: Asda to remove single kitchen knives from sale
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47507937

Yeah, that'll stop it.

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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 01:21:34 PM »
There will never be another attack with knives again. FOR SURE
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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 07:04:50 PM »
Doesn't help when your government slashes police numbers, then acts surprised that violent crime goes up
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47452799

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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 08:26:49 PM »
>violent crime goes up

Still much lower than ours.   


https://www.euronews.com/2018/05/05/trump-s-knife-crime-claim-how-do-the-us-and-uk-compare-
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There were 34 firearm homicides in the US per million of population in 2016, compared with 0.48 shooting-related murders in the UK.

Knife murders are also higher stateside: there were 4.96 homicides “due to knives or cutting instruments” in the US for every million of population in 2016.

In Britain there were 3.26 homicides involving a sharp instrument per million people in the year from April 2016 to March 2017.

The shocker to me is that even if you take guns out of the equation we still have a higher murder rate.

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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 08:30:36 PM »
According to the article, single knives are more likely to be stolen than sets. So while the restriction might or might not have any effect on stabbing crimes, it does have some logic from the viewpoint of reducing shoplifting.

Cooks who want good knives for kitchen use can still buy sets ... which are often a better deal anyway.

Right now I'm thinking about the scene in Crocodile Dundee where he pulls the big knife from under his vest. He couldn't do that these days!

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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 08:37:50 PM »
Yeah like they use kitchen knives.

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Re: UK knives; this seems like a dumb idea
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 10:02:07 PM »
>like they use kitchen knives

If you read around reddit much, you're going to run across /r's dedicated to knife-building and/or collecting.  I can't say I've ever seen a kitchen knife in there, hhh.

>shoplifting

OR -for those cynics among us- public relations.  Makes for good press by sacrificing minor sales of a problem item.

We have a high-security prison on the outskirts of town.  A few years ago, the warden gave a presentation to the public displaying just some of the DIY weaponry they've found.  There were plenty of knives made from truly imaginative sources --but knives weren't the only weapons.  The one that *really* impressed me was the very lethal bolas made from the saran wrap that cover their meals.