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Top cop makes a point about killer blades
The Sunday Sun ^ | Jul 9 2006 | Phil Doherty

Posted on 07/10/2006 2:15:33 AM PDT by managusta

One of the region's top cops has called for a ban on pointed blades so that they cannot be used as lethal weapons.

The Chief Constable of Northumbria police Mike Craik said he would like to see implements like kitchen knives only being sold with rounded ends to make them safer.

He explained: "You rarely get victims who are sliced to death . . . they are usually stabbed.

"So, the problem is pointed knives. If you ask chefs how many times they need to use pointed knives they'll tell you they don't need them at all."

Mr Craik spoke out after backing the Sunday Sun's `No To Knives' campaign.

We want anybody convicted of carrying a knife or bladed weapon in public without lawful excuse to face an immediate jail sentence.

Mr Craik agreed that the justice system should be much tougher, and said it would give an incentive for his officers to carry out more stop and searches of those suspected of carrying a weapon.

He said: "As a police force we can do our bit and as long as the justice system use their sentencing powers and give meaningful sanctions then we can make a difference.

"I can increase stop and searches and arrests for carrying knives but without help from the justice system to create a deterrent that is not going to be productive.

"Carrying a knife is like getting caught carrying a gun . . . there has to be a sanction that reflects the seriousness of what you are doing. This is why I'm backing the Sunday Sun's campaign."

Northumbria Police have now joined Cleveland and Cumbria in backing the campaign.

Durham Police chief John Stoddart and North Yorkshire top cop Della Cannings have so far refused to get behind it.

According to Mr Craik, it is far too easy to obtain a knife or other bladed weapon and he questioned why there are so many so-called hunting knives on sale when there are not that many people who actually hunt.

He said: "Why are shops allowed to sell samurai swords or hunting knives to the public? I don't know anyone who uses a hunting knife, so why are there so many of them on sale?"

He dismissed suggestions that the clamour against knives is a knee-jerk reaction to a spate of recent stabbings in the region, including that of charity health worker Ashleigh Ewing and Carie Burns.

Ashleigh died on a home visit to a patient in Heaton, Newcastle, while Carie was killed with a samurai sword in Consett, County Durham.

Mr Craik said: "There is a realisation among the public that there is a real risk and that kids, particularly young males, are at the greatest risk.

"The current concern about knives is an emotional reaction to the risk to our children.

"This is why a deterrent sanction will make a difference . . . but we haven't got that at the moment.

"If the only issue to tougher sanctions is the capacity of prisons then there are ways of achieving this. For instance, if you have people jailed for non-payment of fines then get them out and create capacity that way.

"But even tougher sentencing will not make the problem disappear.

"It's about reducing the risk and managing it as effectively as we can.

"As a police force all we can do is make our opinion known and be willing to help reduce the incidence of knife crime."


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The Chief Constable of Northumbria police Mike Craik said he would like to see implements like kitchen knives only being sold with rounded ends to make them safer.

Ah! On both sides of the Atlantic our civilizations face the grim spectre of Liberal ideology.

1 posted on 07/10/2006 2:15:35 AM PDT by managusta
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To: managusta; MadIvan

oh
my
GOD

what is WRONG with the English?!?!?!?!?


2 posted on 07/10/2006 2:17:26 AM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: managusta

Well what about pointed sticks?


3 posted on 07/10/2006 2:17:34 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

or baseball bats?
or cricket stumps?
or rolling pins?
or no.2 pencils?

this is just lunacy.


4 posted on 07/10/2006 2:19:10 AM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: King Prout

Beat me to it.


5 posted on 07/10/2006 2:23:45 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: managusta

Remove the pointed ends, make only blunted ends, and you'll have murderers beheading their victims with blunt knives.


And the chief might consider banning bench grinders as well.


Absolute lunacy.


6 posted on 07/10/2006 2:24:27 AM PDT by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: King Prout; All
oh
my
GOD

what is WRONG with the English?!?!?!?!?

Please don't be too quick to slam our British Friends....they are suffering from a particularly bad onslaught of Socialism it's true, but there are still many sane Brits over there who are gnashing their teeth over this sort of insanity just as we are.  They invented the MINISKIRT for God's sake, one of the finest inventions of the entire 20th Century....they have it within them to put a stop to this lunacy, they just need to organize their Conservatives (easier said than done, sadly)

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7 posted on 07/10/2006 2:25:33 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: managusta

Omigosh! Omigosh! This is just like the "Monkey's Paw" episode of The Simpsons!


8 posted on 07/10/2006 2:26:39 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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To: managusta
When I first started reading, I was certain this had to be Scrappleface.

Unbelievable!
9 posted on 07/10/2006 2:27:46 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: managusta

I can't believe what I just read....Has Monty Python taken over?


10 posted on 07/10/2006 2:29:37 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: managusta


We must ban all eating utensils. And we must do it for the children's sakes.

11 posted on 07/10/2006 2:30:12 AM PDT by sully777 (wWBBD: What would Brian Boitano do?)
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To: managusta
So what are Mike Craik's brilliant plans for screw drivers, ice picks, welding rod, wooden dowels, you name it...
12 posted on 07/10/2006 2:30:40 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

It is a fact that rolled-up newspapers are frequently used to strike poor, defenseless dogs. Perhaps it is the newspapers that should be banned.


13 posted on 07/10/2006 2:30:52 AM PDT by Marak
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To: sully777

Chopsticks are the deadliest.


14 posted on 07/10/2006 2:31:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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To: Marak

What about pointy-beaked birds?


15 posted on 07/10/2006 2:32:10 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Peace begins in the womb.)
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To: managusta

So what are they going to do about razor blades embeded in a piece of wood?

Ban shaving?


16 posted on 07/10/2006 2:32:15 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: managusta

just don't let any Muzzies or drunken ,Scots soccer hooligans
have them....


17 posted on 07/10/2006 2:36:16 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse (strive on with heedfulness)
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To: managusta
The Chief Constable of Northumbria police Mike Craik said he would like to see implements like kitchen knives only being sold with rounded ends to make them safer.

The next step would be "knife control", requiring a background check and a permit before purchasing one, then just ban the beastly things altogether....

For some reason, I hear Jocelyn Elders talking about "We must make safer knives..."

18 posted on 07/10/2006 2:41:55 AM PDT by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head that far up my a$$....)
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To: managusta
You can have my kitchen knife when you pry it from ...

hmm..

it just doesn't have the same ring to it...

19 posted on 07/10/2006 2:44:22 AM PDT by Steel Wolf (- Islam will never survive being laughed at. -)
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To: managusta

Nuts, they will grind a new point if they want one.


20 posted on 07/10/2006 2:46:19 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Self-defense Against Fresh Fruit



Colonel (Graham Chapman):
Get some discipline into those chaps, Sergeant Major!

Sargeant (John Cleese, shouting throughout):
Right sir! Good evening, class.

All (mumbling):
Good evening.

Sargeant:
Where's all the others, then?

All:
They're not here.

Sgt.:
I can see that. What's the matter with them?

All:
Dunno.

Chapman (member of class):
Perhaps they've got 'flu.

Sgt.:
Huh! 'Flu, eh? They should eat more fresh fruit. Ha. Right. Now, self-defence. Tonight I shall be carrying on from where we got to last week when I was showing you how to defend yourselves against anyone who attacks you with armed with a piece of fresh fruit.

(Grumbles from all)

Palin:
Oh, you promised you wouldn't do fruit this week.

Sgt.:
What do you mean?

Jones:
We've done fruit the last nine weeks.

Sgt.:
What's wrong with fruit? You think you know it all, eh?

Palin:
Can't we do something else?

Idle (Welsh):
Like someone who attacks you with a pointed stick?

Sgt.:
Pointed stick? Oh, oh, oh. We want to learn how to defend ourselves against pointed sticks, do we? Getting all high and mighty, eh? Fresh fruit not good enough for you eh? Well I'll tell you something my lad. When you're walking home tonight and some great homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of loganberries, don't come crying to me! Now, the passion fruit. When your assailant lunges at you with a passion fruit...

All:
We done the passion fruit.

Sgt.:
What?

Chapman:
We done the passion fruit.

Palin:
We done oranges, apples, grapefruit...

Jones:
Whole and segments.

Palin:
Pomegranates, greengages...

Chapman:
Grapes, passion fruit...

Palin:
Lemons...

Jones:
Plums...

Chapman:
Mangoes in syrup...

Sgt.:
How about cherries?

All:
We did them.

Sgt.: Red and black?

All:
Yes!

Sgt.:
All right, bananas.

(All sigh.)

Sgt.:
We haven't done them, have we? Right. Bananas. How to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana. Now you, come at me with this banana. Catch! Now, it's quite simple to defend yourself against a man armed with a banana. First of all you force him to drop the banana; then, second, you eat the banana, thus disarming him. You have now rendered him 'elpless.

Palin:
Suppose he's got a bunch.

Sgt.:
Shut up.

Idle:
Suppose he's got a pointed stick.

Sgt.:
Shut up. Right now you, Mr Apricot.

Chapman:
'Arrison.

Sgt.:
Sorry, Mr. 'Arrison. Come at me with that banana. Hold it like that, that's it. Now attack me with it. Come on! Come on! Come at me! Come at me then! (Shoots him.)

Chapman:
Aaagh! (dies.)

Sgt.:
Now, I eat the banana. (Does so.)

Palin:
You shot him!

Jones:
He's dead!

Idle:
He's completely dead!

Sgt.:
I have now eaten the banana. The deceased, Mr Apricot, is now 'elpless.

Palin:
You shot him. You shot him dead.

Sgt.:
Well, he was attacking me with a banana.

Jones:
But you told him to.

Sgt.:
Look, I'm only doing me job. I have to show you how to defend yourselves against fresh fruit.

Idle:
And pointed sticks.

Sgt.:
Shut up.

Palin:
Suppose I'm attacked by a man with a banana and I haven't got a gun?

Sgt.:
Run for it.

Jones:
You could stand and scream for help.

Sgt.:
Yeah, you try that with a pineapple down your windpipe.

Jones:
A pineapple?

Sgt.:
Where? Where?

Jones:
No I just said: a pineapple.

Sgt.:
Oh. Phew. I thought my number was on that one.

Jones:
What, on the pineapple?

Sgt.:
Where? Where?

Jones:
No, I was just repeating it.

Sgt.:
Oh. Oh. I see. Right. Phew. Right that's bananas then. Now the raspberry. There we are. 'Armless looking thing, isn't it? Now you, Mr Tin Peach.

Jones:
Thompson.

Sgt.:
Thompson. Come at me with that raspberry. Come on. Be as vicious as you like with it.

Jones:
No.

Sgt.:
Why not?

Jones:
You'll shoot me.

Sgt.:
I won't.

Jones:
You shot Mr. Harrison.

Sgt.:
That was self-defence. Now come on. I promise I won't shoot you.

Idle:
You promised you'd tell us about pointed sticks.

Sgt.:
Shut up. Come on, brandish that raspberry.
Come at me with it. Give me Hell.

Jones:
Throw the gun away.

Sgt.:
I haven't got a gun.

Jones:
You have.

Sgt.:
Haven't.

Jones:
You shot Mr 'Arrison with it.

Sgt.:
Oh, that gun.

Jones:
Throw it away.

Sgt.:
Oh all right. How to defend yourself against a redcurrant -
without a gun.

Jones:
You were going to shoot me!

Sgt.:
I wasn't.

Jones:
You were!

Sgt.:
No, I wasn't, I wasn't. Come on then. Come at me. Come on you weed! You weed, do your worst! Come on, you puny little man. You weed...

(Sgt. pulls a lever in the wall-
CRASH! a 16-ton weight falls on Jones)

Jones:
Aaagh.

Sgt.:
If anyone ever attacks you with a raspberry, just pull the lever and the 16-ton weight will fall on top of him.

Palin:
Suppose there isn't a 16-ton weight?

Sgt.:
Well that's planning, isn't it? Forethought.

Palin:
Well how many 16-ton weights are there?

Sgt.:
Look, look, look, Mr Knowall. The 16-ton weight is just one way of dealing with a raspberry killer. There are millions of others!

Idle:
Like what?

Sgt.:
Shootin' him?

Palin:
Well what if you haven't got a gun or a 16-ton weight?

Sgt.:
Look, look. All right, smarty-pants. You two, you two, come at me then with raspberries. Come on, both of you, whole basket each.

Palin:
No guns.

Sgt.:
No.

Palin:
No 16-ton weights.

Sgt.:
No.

Idle:
No pointed sticks.

Sgt.:
Shut up.

Palin:
No rocks up in the ceiling.

Sgt.:
No.

Palin:
And you won't kill us.

Sgt.:
I won't.

Palin:
Promise.

Sgt.:
I promise I won't kill you. Now. Are you going to attack me?

Palin and Idle:
Oh, all right.

Sgt.:
Right, now don't rush me this time. Stalk me. Do it properly. Stalk me. I'll turn me back. Stalk up behind me, close behind me, then in with the redcurrants! Right? O.K. start moving. Now the first thing to do when you're being stalked by an ugly mob with redcurrants is to - release the tiger!

(He does so. Growls. Screams.)

Sgt.:
The great advantage of the tiger in unarmed combat is that he eats not only the fruit-laden foe but also the redcurrants. Tigers however do not relish the peach. The peach assailant should be attacked with a crocodile. Right, now, the rest of you, where are you? I know you're hiding somewhere with your damsons and prunes. Well I'm ready for you. I've wired meself up to 200 tons of gelignite, and if any one of you so much as makes a move we'll all go up together! Right, right. I warned you. That's it...

(Explosion.)

Thanks to http://www.jumpstation.ca/recroom/comedy/python/banana.html


21 posted on 07/10/2006 2:55:24 AM PDT by wolfpat (To connect the dots, you have to collect the dots.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Nuts, they will grind a new point if they want one.

Yes, so the penalty will have to be very harsh for doing that, it's nearly as bad as gun ownership.

It's the rocks I'm worried about. England's full of rocks, and a rock can be used to kill someone. Murders have been committed with rocks since the Stone Age, and an irresponsible person with a rock can really hurt someone. I would recommend banning all rocks except that England itself is a huge rock. What to do, what to do?

22 posted on 07/10/2006 2:56:45 AM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones

What the Brits need are cops with guns and the right to use them like in the US.


23 posted on 07/10/2006 2:58:37 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: managusta

We need a big, strong, powerful state that can protect us all from harming each other. And we need it now.


24 posted on 07/10/2006 3:03:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Anti-Bubba182
We've had them for nearly 200 years! :D Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
25 posted on 07/10/2006 3:07:51 AM PDT by Vectorian
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To: King Prout

'what is WRONG with the English?!?!?!?!?'

Yes, we are evil! Damn our tradition of free speech and letting people (even coppers) be allowed to voice their stupid ideas,like this one! :D


26 posted on 07/10/2006 3:10:49 AM PDT by Vectorian
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

"Well what about pointed sticks?"

Exactly! This stuff is beyond parody.


27 posted on 07/10/2006 3:24:20 AM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: King Prout

"Bang Bang Maxwell, SILVER HAMMER came down upon her head !"


28 posted on 07/10/2006 3:36:47 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: managusta

Lets do a couple of things here. First lets put a serial number on them, then lets create a mountain of paperwork, of course we need a govt agency to track that paperwork. And since we know that wont work lets create smart knives that can only be used by their owner. Then we'll need knife buy back efforts to get the old knives off the streets.

this has worked so well with guns its bound to work with kinves.

/sarc


29 posted on 07/10/2006 3:39:45 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: managusta

ban awls, nails (especially larger than 16 penny) (bright and common and galvanized), screwdrivers, BBQ skewers, metal garden stakes, blah blah...


30 posted on 07/10/2006 3:40:34 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPYED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: managusta

Top Cop looking for a promotion...Can I get any more liberal?


31 posted on 07/10/2006 3:43:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Vectorian

"
Yes, we are evil! Damn our tradition of free speech and letting people (even coppers) be allowed to voice their stupid ideas,like this one!"

Ahhh but there is a difference. This isn't some bloke standing on a street corner. This is a guy who is using his position of public authority to push this stupid idea.


32 posted on 07/10/2006 3:43:32 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: managusta
He explained: "You rarely get victims who are sliced to death . . . they are usually stabbed.

"So, the problem is pointed knives.


How stupid can I be? I always thought the problem was lethal behavior on the part of sociopaths! Thank you Chief Constable, for enlightening me! < /barf>
33 posted on 07/10/2006 3:52:02 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: sully777

Quick! Hide the Etruscan! Now we know why those old hoards turn up buried in some garden - the inmates are running the asylum..


34 posted on 07/10/2006 3:55:02 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: driftdiver
...of course we need a govt agency to track that paperwork.

The Department of Cutlery, Sharp Object Division

35 posted on 07/10/2006 3:55:03 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: managusta

Both Emeril Lagasse and Keith Famie are said to be in hiding, in contact only with attorneys.


36 posted on 07/10/2006 4:04:58 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: managusta

I'd like to see dull-edged paper so I won't get any more paper cuts.


37 posted on 07/10/2006 4:13:23 AM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: driftdiver

"Ahhh but there is a difference. This isn't some bloke standing on a street corner. This is a guy who is using his position of public authority to push this stupid idea."

Beat me to it.


38 posted on 07/10/2006 4:15:34 AM PDT by Mac1
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To: managusta

A ban on assault knioves.

An assault knife is any knife over 3 inches long that has a point.


39 posted on 07/10/2006 4:16:33 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Stoat

I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

Mark

40 posted on 07/10/2006 4:31:45 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: managusta
One of the region's top cops has called for a ban on pointed blades so that they cannot be used as lethal weapons.

More assinine braying from the jackasses in the police. The Chief Constable is no doubt one of the 99% who give the other 1% a bad name.

41 posted on 07/10/2006 4:40:37 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: managusta
One of the region's top cops has called for a ban on pointed blades so that they cannot be used as lethal weapons.

MY God!!!! Is it REALLY THAT simple!!?? We can ACTUALLY eliminate stabbings by just rounding the pointed end of a knife!!!???

I'll stop laughing long enough to note that this twit is the latest Brit in the panoply of appeasers to eliminate the ability of victims to defend themselves. It is jaw-droppingly outrageous that in Britain, victims who defend themselves against an attacker can be jailed for defending themselves.
42 posted on 07/10/2006 4:45:29 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: DustyMoment
victims who defend themselves against an attacker can be jailed for defending themselves.

The reason self defense is such a serious crime in Britain and in places in the USA like New York City, Baltimore, DC, Boston, etc. is that if the peasants get the idea that they can defend themselves against ordinary criminals intent on casual wealth redistribution, then they might get the idea that they can defend themselves against the biggest criminal gang of all that plunders the citizens on an unprecedented scale - the government. And we can't have that can we? The philosophy of wealth redistribution demands a defenseless population or to quote New York's upChuckie Schemer - a society where only the police and military are armed.

43 posted on 07/10/2006 4:53:56 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: R. Scott

The answer it seems is free government issue chain mail vests.


44 posted on 07/10/2006 4:54:03 AM PDT by managusta (corruptissima republica plurimae leges)
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To: managusta

"If you ask chefs how many times they need to use pointed knives they'll tell you they don't need them at all."

Mister, I don't know who you talked to, but I can assure you that no professional chef, or cook for that matter, would say such a thing. :) More like, "Touch my knives and you die!" ;)


45 posted on 07/10/2006 5:03:48 AM PDT by Mrs. Ranger (lamenting the death of "common sense" - vote Irey)
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To: managusta

The continuing "pussification" of a once-great people. Disgusting.


46 posted on 07/10/2006 5:15:20 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: driftdiver

'Ahhh but there is a difference. This isn't some bloke standing on a street corner. This is a guy who is using his position of public authority to push this stupid idea.'

I'm afraid not, our tradition of free speech covers all idiots, even those in positions of public authority pushing liberal agendas to further their own career. . . . ;-)


47 posted on 07/10/2006 5:19:29 AM PDT by Vectorian
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To: from occupied ga

'The reason self defense is such a serious crime in Britain and in places in the USA like New York City, Baltimore, DC, Boston, etc. is that if the peasants get the idea that they can defend themselves against ordinary criminals intent on casual wealth redistribution, then they might get the idea that they can defend themselves against the biggest criminal gang of all that plunders the citizens on an unprecedented scale - the government. And we can't have that can we? The philosophy of wealth redistribution demands a defenseless population or to quote New York's upChuckie Schemer - a society where only the police and military are armed.'

Well you guys in the US have the right to bear arms and are still getting screwed by your govt and the IRS. What's the point of being able to bear arms against your govt if you never do? ;-)


48 posted on 07/10/2006 5:23:17 AM PDT by Vectorian
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To: Mrs. Ranger

"If you ask chefs how many times they need to use pointed knives they'll tell you they don't need them at all."

He's obviously never filleted a fish or deboned a chicken. . . . .


49 posted on 07/10/2006 5:25:03 AM PDT by Vectorian
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To: managusta
This is really pathetic.

The 'progressives' are more of a danger than the criminals.
50 posted on 07/10/2006 5:25:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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