Skip to comments.A Call To Ban Steak Knives
Posted on 12/17/2012 3:14:02 PM PST by Typical_Whitey
A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing. 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.
The research is published in the British Medical Journal.
The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.
They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
Awesome. Next they will call to ban razors so we can’t shave, and sharp scissors so we can’t cut our hair . . .
Ban the other half then...I need to chop things./sarc
I think they have a law in place to where all knives have to have rounded points. Starting with kitchen knives. No more sharp points.
When Robert Bruce defeated the English at Bannockburn, many of the Scots were using their farming tools as weapons.
Do these idiots not realize what a good weapon many every day objects will make?
Eventually they will ban axes, shovels, hatchets, pickaxes, screwdriviers, long sticks, rocks, etc.
There will always be weapons no matter what they do.
Teenager kills 8, wounds 5 in China knife attack
a recent , more successful knifer...
Next they’ll have to ban angle grinders after someone figures out how to grind a butter knife to a point...
Here’s a good example of how far it has gone in the UK, & this was over two years ago:
It may be blunt, but what if it’s still sharp? What if someone gets slashy with it? All knives should be blunt and dull.
The brain is the ultimate weapon. What the brain uses as a weapon depends on circumstances.
What the leftists really want to do is ban brains.
This is a satire, right?
After all, only progressives could be that stupi...er...never mind.
ban rocks and stones,too. Indians used to make arrowheads that way.
imagine that mixed with peyote! instant domestic violence!
praise allah they had no NFL football on TV.
In Mexico they say, “Don’t drink the water.”
This article gives insight into why in England they say “Don’t eat the food.”
The grinder itself is a FAR better weapon. And a cordless 4 in grinder will hack off/into body parts with impunity.
Ask me how I know. (And they REALLY hurt when they kick back....
When they outlaw steak knives then only outlaws will eat top sirloin.
I’ve never managed to cut anything with my angle grinder (mine’s a 4 1/2”) that I didn’t intend to cut, but I did manage to drill into my left thumb once.
Are we sure this isn’t the Brits version of The Onion?
I was cutting a metal tube and the wheel fragmented. Grinder kicked back hard and went half-way through my left index finger into the bone.
Through a leather welding glove.
Nothing a little duct tape couldn’t cure ;)
Seriously though, and I’m sure you are well aware, they are far more destructive than any knife ever invented.. Better ban them.
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