More “Common Sense Knife Laws” in the UK

Via Bearing Arms

I can’t tell you how many British people I’ve had try to lecture me over the superiority of gun control laws in the UK. They say over and over that they don’t have gun crime which proves gun control works.

But they typically leave out that their knife crime rate shot through the damn roof.

Now, one enterprising Member of Parliament has a plan. A bold, revolutionary plan! One that even Wiley Coyote might approve!

Yeah, it is that bad.

All knives sold in the United Kingdom should have a GPS tracker attached to them, according to a Conservative MP.

Scott Mann, who represents North Cornwall, called for the move on Thursday as a potential means to reduce knife crime.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Mann said: “Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns.

“If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.”

Yep! Godzilla sized idiocy!

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2 thoughts on “More “Common Sense Knife Laws” in the UK”

  1. You know, I’ve heard that too, and I deal with quite a few Britons, and since the referendum, far more often I’ve heard how wise we have been to hang on to our guns, to protect ourselves certainly, but also because we cannot be bullied by the government as they are. They, at least a lot of conservative (philosophy not party) Brits now understand completely what our founders were writing about. Easy enough to understand, for decades they lived in a real-life peaceable kingdom. But they too remember when their unarmed police would borrow weapons from passers-by in case of need.

    In fact in the last few years, since the run-up to the referendum, they have fallen in love with our Revolutionary literature, from Adams to Jefferson to Paine. They were especially fond of this from Thomas Jefferson.:

    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”

    The fire has been passed back, not to them all, not yet, and maybe never, but their understanding of America is much greater than it was even 5 years ago. My friends are especially fond of Patrick Henry’s final paragraph.

    “Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

    They are not at the point of rebellion, but they are closer than I would ever have believed possible.

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