Brits to ban Knifes!! WTF is next
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By Nicki Fellenzer....

..It appears the Brits have climbed the Cliffs of Insanity and taken a collective
nosedive into the River of Outright Absurdity.

My friend, author >Michael Z. Williamson, and I used to laugh about Britain, their unreasonable ban on armed self defense and their hysterical attempts to further correct
the problems caused by said ban by implementing yet more stringent and
bizarre restraints on people’s rights. Mike was born in the UK.

I used to kid him about the future of Great Britain.

I used to tell him that soon, sharp implements will be banned, and people will be forced
to purchase pre-cut food rather than risk the chance of some unstable
chef losing control and hacking some unsuspecting Brits to pieces with
a knife. These were jokes.I didn’t really think it would ever
happen.

I was wrong.

The UK’s home secretary David Blunkett has announced
a slew of measures that are meant to address the rising knife violence
in not-so-Great Britain.

Yeah – right on the heels of their wildly
“successful” gun ban (pay no attention to the fact that
there’s a gun crime happening every hour in the UK), Mr.

Blunkett has announced that shops will be banned from selling knives to people under
18 years of age, and that he would like to see a stiff, five-year jail
sentence on any poor bloke caught in possession of a knife.

God forbid a 16 year old decides he wants to cook sliced turkey for dinner! He’ll
be out of luck in Blunkett’s Britain. Sorry, chum.

You’re going to have to rip the meat into chunks with your hands.

Why is this happening? Well you see, guns are, for the most part, banned.

And even though gun crime in Britain has risen dramatically since the 1997 ban
on self defense, so have other types of violent crimes, including knifings.

As a matter of fact, a spate of recent stabbings has prompted th e families
of the victims to demand justice in the form of stiffer penalties for mere possession of these horrid sharp objects.

Because believe it or not, knives are so prevalent in Merrie
Olde England, that every two weeks, “someone loses their life as
a result of being stabbed.

”Apparently it’s not enough that victims are prohibited from defending themselves,
get punished for mere ownership of a firearm or a similar method of defense,
such as a stun gun.

Now, they won’t even be able to purchase a kitchen implement
of their choice without some emotionalist hack screeching that they’re
a danger to society and must be imprisoned for wanting to hack apart a
side of beef for dinner.

What is going on over there?

Well, crime is out of control, and the government – instead of using logic and common sense to deal with criminals – is bowing to the reactionary histrionics of emotionally overwrought victims’ families and attempting to ban the offending object rather than address the source of the problem – the criminals.

But if you’re thinking that their extremist reaction to crime comes from genuine goodness and authentic attempts to lower crime in Britain, you might want to think again.

In a recent report, England’s top lawyer - Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith –
was quoted as saying that criminals’ rights need to be protected as well as victims.

(emphasis added)
Apparently, the esteemed legislator believes that everyone has the right to live their lives free of violence – even those who make violence their life’s choice! Who cares if victims
of criminals spend time in jail for daring to protect their homes and their families! Apparently in Goldsmith’s eyes, the lives of those who choose to violently victimize others…

…to stab, shoot, rape and assault them…..
…are worth just as much as the victims.

Therefore, it’s apparently advisable, in Goldsmith’s eyes, for a woman to simply spread her legs and wait for her rapist to finish rather than fight back, because – God forbid!
– her attacker’s right to rape and sodomize her in a safe environment could be compromised!

No, it’s not fallible, human overreaction that is causing the Brits to attempt to control and outright ban every implement that may be used to cause harm.

I’m convinced that their society has become so impossibly savage, that they can no longer tell the difference between right and wrong, justice and injustice, victim and criminal.

Their warped sense of socialism tells them that we’re all the same – that our
lives are all equal – regardless of the choices we make or the lives
we lead.

That’s why in their twisted world, it’s important to protect the rights of violent thugs and disarm the righteous victims.

That’s why they think so little of life, liberty and property –
because those concepts can only truly exist in a just society –
a justice that the UK has lost.

They are beyond help.

We can no longer ask the question,
“How can we help them? How can we make them see?”
The question we should be asking ourselves is,
“How can we ensure that we do not become like them?”
My answer is this: only by safeguarding the sacred concepts of life, liberty
and property can we ensure that our sense of justice never becomes skewed by the savages in three-piece suits and jack boots who claim authority over us.

Only by never giving up an iota – by fighting until our knuckles are bloodied – by never allowing ourselves or our leaders to forget those sacred principles, can we hope to preserve them.

Only by fighting against the incremental destruction of our basic rights, can
we hope to avoid becoming another Britain.

Because once a society forgets justice…

As soon as government leaders mar the line between right and wrong…

The path will be clear for them to enslave the sheep who have allowed them to do so.
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Posted 5/19/08
Before you know it all metallic kitchenware is going to be banned. We'll all have to used plastic utensils! But not any ordinary plastic utensils - DULL plastic utensils! Because according to reports at least one person dies every year from this type of brutal murder!

That last part was made up for emphasis, obviously, but still got my point across. This is simply ludicrous that the government would even do such a thing. Like the damn people under 18 are even BUYING knives anyways! Unless it's like a hunting knife or something. But even then - It's so damn easy to get them anyways. Do they think this will actually be enforced? I don't think so. I foresee stores selling this to "underage people" anyways.

Poor old Britain. Maybe if they calmed down and had some tea n' biscuits they'd be able to see logic.
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Posted 5/19/08
NO! What are they thinking, banning 'knifes'.
Those 'knifes' are important.
'KNIFES'.
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Posted 5/19/08 , edited 5/19/08
lol the UK's home secretary's name is Blunkett?

BLUNKETT?

BWAHAHAHAHA!!

oh, and are you allowed to carry a knife for religious purposes?

just wondering....
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Posted 5/20/08 , edited 5/20/08

MEMPHADON wrote:

lol the UK's home secretary's name is Blunkett?

BLUNKETT?

BWAHAHAHAHA!!

oh, and are you allowed to carry a knife for religious purposes?

just wondering....


yes,the sikh community carries knives for religious purposes.They'll fight this tooth and nail, believe me.
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Posted 5/20/08
And maybe there'd be no tea break in Britian in the near future!
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Posted 5/20/08
isnt this a duplicate? or was the other one about banning swords in the UK? lol are they banning anything that can cut people. kitchen knives are next! watch out housewives! LOL

oh and major typo.

the plural of Knife>Knives.
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Posted 5/23/08
haha .... yeah the knife are important
Posted 5/24/08
Ok first of all that so-called article is at least 4 years old. David Blunkett was replaced by Charles Clarke as Home Secretary in 2004
Maybe you'd do better providing more up-to-date articles...

And the UK is not banning knives. I don't know where you got your article from but it's very clear that whoever wrote ths is very anti-Labour and is looking for any excuse to mock the party through deliberate exaggerations.
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Posted 5/25/08
OH what its next? dildos? ZOMG
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Weapon-01 wrote:

In a recent report, England’s top lawyer - Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith –
was quoted as saying that criminals’ rights need to be protected as well as victims.

(emphasis added)
Apparently, the esteemed legislator believes that everyone has the right to live their lives free of violence – even those who make violence their life’s choice! Who cares if victims
of criminals spend time in jail for daring to protect their homes and their families! Apparently in Goldsmith’s eyes, the lives of those who choose to violently victimize others…

…to stab, shoot, rape and assault them…..
…are worth just as much as the victims.

Therefore, it’s apparently advisable, in Goldsmith’s eyes, for a woman to simply spread her legs and wait for her rapist to finish rather than fight back, because – God forbid!
– her attacker’s right to rape and sodomize her in a safe environment could be compromised!


This rhetoric is awful in how blatant and false it is. Is this post supposed to be serious?

Protecting the rights of criminals (NOT the right to commit a crime, of course, which is a wild and illogical jump here) is important in order to ensure justice, i.e. making sure a theft is not treated as equal to a murder.

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