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Chilling array of weapons seized by police force in anti-violence crackdown
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 23, 2013 | Hugo Gye

Posted on 01/23/2013 6:21:29 AM PST by Uncle Chip

Police have revealed the chilling array of deadly weapons they seized in just four months - including a crossbow and a traditional samurai sword.

The fearsome arsenal, which even includes a gold-plated axe, was put on display yesterday by West Midlands Police as part of a new anti-weapons campaign.

Other dangerous arms featured in the grim haul are nunchuks, knuckle dusters, a giant flick knife and crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them.

The force, which is the UK's second largest, has launched its campaign alongside doctors and the families of victims of knife crime.

Superintendent Basit Javid said: 'It is illegal to carry a knife in public and if, like me, people believe that one knife related crime is one too many, they must make a stand and come forward with information which will help us tackle the problem.'

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones added: 'The deaths of two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham last week are a stark reminder of the seriousness of knife crime, and this campaign couldn't be more timely.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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In the meantime it is illegal for a person under the age of 18 to purchase a set of silverware in England for fear that the knives or forks will be used inappropriately.
1 posted on 01/23/2013 6:21:48 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

In the meantime it is illegal for a person under the age of 18 to purchase a set of silverware in England for fear that the knives or forks will be used inappropriately.


Well, you can never be too safe. ;-)


2 posted on 01/23/2013 6:25:13 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Other dangerous arms featured in the grim haul are nunchuks, knuckle dusters, a giant flick knife and crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them.

So at this point, the prevailing wisdom for weaponry is that wood with nails are "dangerous," yet we're over here in America talking about removing defensive weapons from the hands of the law-abiding.

Liberals make me physically ill.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 6:26:11 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Uncle Chip

This is clearly a sad and pathetic joke; however, it is also the Obama administration blueprint for the future of the United States, and the United States Constitution be d*mned.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 6:29:08 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Uncle Chip

England slips voluntarily back into the stone age.

But, if just one life is saved, it is worth it. Totally.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 6:31:37 AM PST by zagger
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To: Uncle Chip

England slips voluntarily back into the stone age.

But, if just one life is saved, it is worth it. Totally.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 6:33:34 AM PST by zagger
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To: Uncle Chip

Pointy-Stick-Control can’t be far behind!


7 posted on 01/23/2013 6:37:39 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: Uncle Chip

This is satire, right? Pieces of wood with nails?!


8 posted on 01/23/2013 6:38:29 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Uncle Chip

I had to keep checking the link to make sure this wasn’t an article from The Onion.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 6:38:47 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Uncle Miltie

hey hey hey... let’s don’t get too far ahead of ourselves.

First we have to learn to defend ourselves from someone wielding a banana.


10 posted on 01/23/2013 6:43:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Chip

I purchased an Egg McMuffin to share with my wife and asked the cashier to cut it in half. She said they didn’t have a knife because they had employees under the age of sixteen and couldn’t have them. I pressed her for a plastic knife so I could do it myself, they didn’t have those either.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 6:44:53 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: Uncle Chip

13 posted on 01/23/2013 6:47:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sirius Lee

There’s a saw and a pair of gardening shears — those can cause violence — to innocent bushes and trees and flower gardens. By all means collect them.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 6:48:29 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Sirius Lee
Note the scissors, which someone could run with, and of course the spatula and the thing that looks like a beer bottle opener...

Next thing you know, ATF will be raiding Spatula City.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 6:48:55 AM PST by Disambiguator (Gun ownership is pro-life.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Lol! My teenage son has a more “fearsome arsenal” than this in his room (he's been collecting medieval arms since he was ten.)
17 posted on 01/23/2013 6:52:34 AM PST by apillar
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To: Sirius Lee

This is how far the complete insanity has gone. They are no longer capable of rational thought. The items in that picture are tools and implements — scissors, box cutter, tree saws, etc. Really, people have lost their minds.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 6:53:34 AM PST by Obadiah (Of course Obama wants to protect our children. After all, who else is going to pay off his debt?)
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To: Uncle Chip

Looks like climbing stores will have to do background checks for anyone wanting to purchase an ice climbing pick.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 6:54:47 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I would say this is unbelieveable, except it isn’t.

I would say that the best way to stop crime in the U.K would be to castrate all male babies at birth. But, it sounds like they have already tried that


20 posted on 01/23/2013 6:54:56 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Disambiguator

It’s the box wrench that’s most worrisome. Imagine if that fell into the wrong hands? They might try to use a half inch on a 12mm head and strip the thing, which is basically terrorism.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 6:55:46 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Hmmm, sounds more like indescent wrecksposure ... or public stupidity. There’s a bidenism in there somewhere fur shur.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 7:00:30 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Sirius Lee

I see a homemade letter opener in there.

This is stupid.


23 posted on 01/23/2013 7:05:14 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Uncle Chip

...chilling...

Maybe these weapons could be strategically placed around the world to defeat globull warming.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 7:05:19 AM PST by moovova
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To: Dead Corpse

Reading the comments at the link, apparently the only way to carry a knife of any kind is if you use it as a “letter opener”. I’m serious.

So, I have a new campaign to stop Knife Violence.

Close the letter opener loophole!

It’s for the children.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 7:07:42 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: Uncle Miltie
crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them

Not the Pointy Stick! At least it wasn't a basket of elderberries.

26 posted on 01/23/2013 7:16:49 AM PST by wbill
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To: Sirius Lee

Hunh, looks approximately like someone cleaned out the junk drawer in my workshop.


27 posted on 01/23/2013 7:18:26 AM PST by wbill
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To: Second Amendment First
Looks like climbing stores will have to do background checks for anyone wanting to purchase an ice climbing pick.

Trotsky would be OK with that.

28 posted on 01/23/2013 7:20:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Second Amendment First

No more lug wrenches. You’ll have to call the gov’t if you get a flat.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 7:23:01 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Chip

In this country, just about all of the items in the picture at the top would be called tools and utensils, not weapons.


30 posted on 01/23/2013 7:25:53 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Uncle Chip

How did the “British Empire” conquer places like India without a machette? At a minimum, one would think that the nation famous for their gardens would need something with which to whack weeds. Have they really fallen this low? Or is that a silly question?


31 posted on 01/23/2013 7:26:30 AM PST by par4
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To: saleman

And people wonder why we’re having a hard time taking the Brits seriously.


32 posted on 01/23/2013 7:34:18 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Uncle Chip

What the heck...there’s a pair of scissors (with the blue handles)....a baseball bat...a quite a few steak knives.

I’ve always wanted to get one of those ridiculously oversized pocket knives, like the one being held up by the guy with work gloves.


33 posted on 01/23/2013 7:34:26 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Paladin2

Let me see...

Board without nails......OK
Nails without Board.......OK
Board with nails.......NO,NO.

Any restriction on the size of the board and nails?


34 posted on 01/23/2013 7:37:46 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: saleman

“Close the letter opener loophole”

Fairly universally, if you are in a government office and witness somebody open a letter, it won’t be with a letter opener anymore.

They have to use these safety razor devices instead.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 7:41:52 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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It’s clear what’s coming next — gardeners and carpenters will have to be licensed and there will be background checks and waiting periods for anyone wishing to trim a bush or repair a chair. CCW for all screwdrivers and hammers as well.


36 posted on 01/23/2013 7:47:05 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

37 posted on 01/23/2013 7:52:31 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

What’s in the “BIO HAZARD” containers? Dangerous cotton swabs?


38 posted on 01/23/2013 8:02:26 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Thanks be to Bush, we’re doing the same thing here!

Been to an airport lately? TSA has these pikers beat by a long shot!!


39 posted on 01/23/2013 8:05:56 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Since when are a bunch of interesting weapons “chilling”?


40 posted on 01/23/2013 8:08:37 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Uncle Chip

***and crude planks of wood with nails hammered into them. ***

Was the serial number also removed from this deadly weapon?


41 posted on 01/23/2013 8:12:29 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: jaydubya2; Uncle Chip

I purchased an Egg McMuffin to share with my wife and asked the cashier to cut it in half.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Back when plastic knives were ‘LEGAL’, I was at a McD’s in a truck stop and this elderly couple were sitting at a table.
He got up and ordered and came back with a hamburger and french fries and a coke, all from the Dollar Menu.
He sat down, and carefully dumped the French Fries, giving one to her, one to him etc. He then pulled out a pocket tape and measured the top of the bun and cut it perfectly in half.
He split the coke and she proceeded to eat and we figured he was going to make sure she had enough to eat before he started.

Well, we kind of passed the hat and took up a collection, purchased a couple of Big Macs etc and presented the food the couple and the remainder of the money.

They thanked us profusely and said they had money, just watched their diet with the fast food and he was waiting for her to finish as it was HER TURN for the false teeth.


42 posted on 01/23/2013 8:17:58 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: tet68
I think that all blankets are banned without registration and a large tax, as they can be easily wrapped around the business end of the assembled board and nails.

Lord help you if you have cut any threads on the end of the board.

43 posted on 01/23/2013 8:19:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Uncle Chip
"The Big Issue is a street newspaper published in four continents; it is written by professional journalists and sold by homeless individuals, and was founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in September 1991."

Seems like the perp was a "homeless" bloke who musta done in the other two homeless paper sellers.

44 posted on 01/23/2013 8:26:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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Kitchen knives! ... scissors!

We have gone over the edge to the ridiculous. Once again. DUMB! Stupid!

45 posted on 01/23/2013 8:48:27 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: Uncle Chip

I see a picture of a baseball bat, but I see no cricket bats. If one is a “weapon”, why not the other? Clearly anti-American....!!


46 posted on 01/23/2013 8:50:57 AM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Paladin2
The Big Issue is a street newspaper published in four continents

Big issues of newspapers will be next. Rolled up newspapers can be used as weapons and do almost as much harm as when they are not rolled up.

47 posted on 01/23/2013 9:03:16 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

These guys would excrete masonry if they saw an average FReeper gun safe.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 9:04:43 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster
These guys would excrete masonry if they saw an average FReeper gun safe.

I couldn't imagine having only one.

Safe that is.

49 posted on 01/23/2013 9:09:50 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: xrmusn

Ha ha! Now that is beyond thrifty!


50 posted on 01/23/2013 9:57:57 AM PST by jaydubya2
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