It's a "teachable moment" on the success of British knife control laws in destroying the "knife culture". And after such great success in terminating the "gun culture" and "knife culture" are now working on the "cudgel culture". Their actual success is to convince the shrinking base of honest citizens that the government has taken away any form of self-defense (since everybody knows that even the elite armed London police probably took 20 minutes waiting for the "go" from 10 Downing), and sides with some group it feels it can control. Or is too nasty to control, so comes to an "understanding" with it.
Despite protestations of horror, this is what is intended for our near future. Fortunately for us, even the acknowledged 3% of the American people legally armed, and mentally prepared, is too big for the government to stuff that genie back into the bottle.
If you notice, other "advanced industrial countries" had an easy time disarming their citizens, and now have problems with islamists when they were invited or infiltrated in, and now are impossible to defend against. It won't be pretty, but despite the best effort of the statists, it won't be going down that way in America.
Was purchasing a new truck yesterday.... While trying on a number of vehicles per se I removed my gerber Applegate fairbain full size folder to keep the clip from “accidentally” snagging the new upholstery..... Sales lady asked to see the knife, showed me her serbenza (sp ?) that Chris Reeves makes ? Gotta love a gal that’s not afraid to show ya her serbenza ...:o)
She stated she packs such due her contact with many customers aka strangers she takes on test drives etc ...
Told Her she needed to get her CHL and carry a handgun. She just grinned and told me she was also carrying a handgun. We wound up talking guns and trucks, comparing knives, carry options, concealed or not options and ammunition types etc ...
She was pretty, she was smart, she was secure in her environment as is my girl Friday, my friends and family. Crazy thing is my close circle of friends, family, coworkers, neighbors all have carry permits or exercise the option of vehicle carry of handgun and or long gun.
The culture in my arena is not panic at the site of a firearm or mere mention of a tool of self defense such as the knife.
It will take multiple generations of polidiots to disarm and reverse the mindset here.
BTW....New truck purchased.....:o)
With regards to the British style disarmament, gun and knife control .... Ron White the comedian would say.... Next time you (the brits) have a thought, let it go.......
Stay Safe 300 !