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China: Beijing Customers Can Buy Knives Only With ID Card (knife control in effect)
Ria Novosti ^ | 01/28/12

Posted on 01/29/2012 4:50:14 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Beijing Customers Can Buy Knives Only With ID Card

18:38 28/01/2012

BEIJING, January 28 (RIA Novosti)

Tags: Beijing, China

Customers in large supermarkets of Beijing has to show their ID cards to buy knives from Saturday, Chinese Fachi wanbao newspaper reported.

The requirement to register all knives' buyers has been initiated by city's public security agencies. From now on a customer who wants to buy a knife or any other blade has to tell supermarket's special officer his or her name, ID card number, home address and purposes of knife use.

Supermarkets are prohibited to sell knives to teenagers and people with 'unusual and abnormal' behavior. If such categories of citizens want to buy knives, supermarket managers must call the police.

The requirement has been already in force in city's largest supermarket chains, while owners of small shops in the Chinese capital do not register the customers, the paper said.

The reason to tighten knives sale procedure is unknown. Previously ban on the sale of knives was introduced in Beijing during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China in October 2009.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bejing; china; knife
people with 'unusual and abnormal' behavior.

According to Chinese regime, many Freepers would meet this condition.

1 posted on 01/29/2012 4:50:24 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Great they have just made a great capitalist opportunity for someone to go into the black market knife making!


2 posted on 01/29/2012 4:54:47 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ha. How about plastic knives? Or scissors?

How about sharp sticks?

Yup, it’s a prison with prison rules.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 4:58:36 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Kartographer
Great they have just made a great capitalist opportunity for someone to go into the black market knife making!

There is already a thriving black market in China. This law is probably there just so they can throw disfavored vendors into the clink, it will have zero effect on who can buy a knife.

4 posted on 01/29/2012 5:00:20 AM PST by Malsua
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well its about time....but what are they going to do about the deadly stainless steel chopsticks? Image and video hosting by TinyPic
5 posted on 01/29/2012 5:08:30 AM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: Malsua

I guess no one owns a grinder or metal files.

It is easy to make a decent knife.

Even with very soft steel it well work well for a short time .


6 posted on 01/29/2012 5:13:39 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Coming to a State near you soon courtesy of the DNC??????


7 posted on 01/29/2012 5:21:20 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
bluntknife
Style of table knife introduced by an English lord in the late 17th century. He didn't want his dinner guests to get any bad ideas while handling sharp pointy things at the table. Govt. simply can't go far enough when it comes to protecting us from ourselves.
8 posted on 01/29/2012 5:24:08 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Given that the ChingChongChicom regime is no longer concerned about hiding its deep paranoia, one wonders what proportion of the red army and the various security forces can be relied upon to resist the mass uprisings which are just around the corner. Once those uprisings spread through the littoral provinces and cities, it’s going to be Katie bar the door, particularly when a few high profile army commanders refuse to slaughter civilians. And once it starts, even visits and cajolery from Joey Biden won’t stop it. Pass the popcorn please.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 5:25:10 AM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: nuconvert

And toothbrushes!

Some of the best shivs are sharpened toothbrushes.

And ice picks.

Get poked by one those and you’ve got about 15 minutes to get to a hospital.

Don’t ask me how I know that. My lawyer has told me to not talk about it.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 5:25:30 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Since they are making most of the cheap knives in the world, I doubt this is enforceable. It does give an excuse to arrest people if they want to like even the vague knife laws in the USA do. If I have a locking 4 inch blade it is a pocketknife to most officers for I don't pose a threat, if some crackhead has one in his pocket it is a concealed weapon charge.
11 posted on 01/29/2012 5:35:11 AM PST by dog breath
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Do they require IDs to vote? I’m trying to calibrate this news by analogy to US practices.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 5:59:44 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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They don't vote the way Americans do. There is no general election. However, they all have ID’s. It would be strange if a communist country does not issue national ID to everybody. It is the foundation of state control.
13 posted on 01/29/2012 6:09:29 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Call it a harbinger.

I've heard, from conspiracy theorists who believe that China is a testing ground for government control experiments, that if they work they get exported.

14 posted on 01/29/2012 6:09:58 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nuconvert

How about sharp sticks?

Chop sticks??


15 posted on 01/29/2012 6:22:44 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

No Ginsu for you!


16 posted on 01/29/2012 6:30:26 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
When I was there it was very common for people to lay out a blanket with various things for sale on city sidewalks. It was common for me to walk by people selling knives, not eating knives, weapons, along with those ninja throwing star things and other type weapons.
17 posted on 01/29/2012 7:05:38 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The CKA’s bumper sticker: ‘When knives are outlawed, only outlaws will have knives.’


18 posted on 01/29/2012 2:21:54 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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