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Post Reply should people be allowed to own knives?
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Posted 6/11/14
this is more directed at people in countries where knife crimes are more prevalent since guns are outlawed. did banning guns lower crime stats? did banning guns prevent criminals from owning guns anymore than banning drugs prevents people from doing drugs?
is it any more than just a silly law that affects the law abiding citizens?
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Your name is so scary.
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M / In You're Closet
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Posted 6/11/14
I have a whole collection of knives.
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Posted 6/11/14
I have a pocket knife, it cuts things well.
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23 / M / Bolton, England
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Posted 6/11/14 , edited 2/5/15
Er I'd say yes, at least unlike guns they serve other uses.
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Posted 6/11/14
Lol i carry a pocket knife on me :P. Mostly because i walk alot, so i walk to any of my destinations, and the country i am currently living in, is a bit dangerous at the moment. Especially if you are Caucasian. I Think people should be able to carry them after getting a psychological exam or something. A certification that says they are of stable mental health, and are allowed to carry personal self defense weapons within a certain category.
Posted 6/11/14
lol really? With all the serial killers and mad men out there,
I think a knife wouldn't be such a bad thing to carry around.
Plus rather stabbing then shooting right? right.

Can't band every thing since anything can be used as a weapon.
For god sakes, a girls newly done pedicure can be a weapon.
Like slice slice slice with them nails tho..
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22 / M / Swedish Street Life
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Posted 6/11/14
Yeah the self defense laws in sweden is a joke it´s basicley better that you get rob raped and killed then defend yourself.

But OT yes you should be able to carry a knife or ablest a batong
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26 / M / Atlantic Beach, NC
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Posted 6/11/14 , edited 6/11/14
As a sailor, I'm not sure I'd be able to function without my knife. It's so useful when I'm underway, or when I am doing things like scuba diving. It's awesome.

The difference between a knife and a gun is that a gun only has one purpose. It was designed to effectively carry out one task, and that is harming/destroying a person/object.

A knife is used to cut. Yes, it can cut people. But while it definitely can hurt people, knives serve so many more uses. It's kinda the same idea as a car in that yeah, you can use it to plow down a sidewalk and kill a bunch of people. But that's kinda more of a misuse of the car than something actually intended. Yes, there are knives that are designed to be weapons. But for the most part, I'd say that it's way harder to commit mass murder with a knife (or even regular murder) than it is, say, an M16.

Killing and destroying is the primary function (and really only function) of a gun though, so that is why gun laws can be so sensitive.

As far as gun laws in America go, most people that want to see more gun control laws put in effect don't want to rip away any right to own a weapon. There is just a demand of people that want to make it harder for the wrong people to get guns on a whim (as many mentally ill people buy a weapon and use it on impulse if they are suicidal or on the verge of committing a murder).

And there really isn't much of an argument you can raise against banning people from getting fully automatic assault rifles. Those are the weapons that are most efficient at killing a large amount of people in a short amount of time, and honestly most people would defend themselves with the same competency with a more modest clip capacity/firing rate anyway. Unless you shoot a deer 30 times or something.
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Posted 6/11/14
YES OF COURSE

SO EVERYONE CAN BE SAMURAIIIIIII
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22 / M / NJ, USA
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Posted 6/11/14
It is a silly law that affects law abiding citizens. Banning knives won't solve anything. It is a flawed logic that banning tools not meant for violence would lower the rate of crime. If criminals want to hurt people, they will find any means of causing harm. Take bricks for example, they are designed for constructing buildings and walls, but if I decide to start throwing them or bashing them onto people's heads, then should bricks be banned? No!

Instead of banning guns and other stuff, how about adding stricter regulations and putting harsher penalties onto criminals with guns? How about putting more effort into mental health care for those crazies who decide to go on a shooting spree? In fact, how the hell are they getting guns in the first place?
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Posted 6/12/14 , edited 2/5/15
Comparing international regulatory schema and their results isn't quite so straightforward for this issue since violent crime is a matter tied to more factors than the mere availability of and ease of access to weapons. Considerations such as mental health provisions, antipoverty measures, employment data, and a host of others must be examined while evaluating violent crime rates.

Beside the point that social conditions vary significantly, there is also to consider that the regulatory schema in the places you might compare may not be directly comparable. What you're calling "banning guns" is more generally a policy or combination of policies restricting the distribution, possession, and use of firearms to permitted individuals. A given country might allow private citizens to possess firearms, but only if they provide a reason which is considered legally legitimate. Among such countries self-defense may or may not be considered a legitimate reason, and among those where self-defense is considered a legitimate reason to possess a firearm the regulations may again diverge on whether or not one must demonstrate that there is an immediate danger present which requires one to take such precautions. Similarly, among those countries where firearms may be obtained by private citizens the legally legitimate distributors themselves can be varied, ranging from schema which dictate that only police departments may distribute firearms to those which allow for private vendors to distribute them. Then there's variation in standards concerning private citizens' age, criminal status, mental health, competence in weapon handling, manner of storage, willingness to submit to police inspection, and so forth.

It's very difficult to draw direct and exact conclusions from comparisons of international gun policies when there are so many variables which may or may not be contributing to or detracting from anti-crime efforts either individually or in some combination. And what works well in one location may not in another.
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Posted 6/23/14
i wonder what to ban next... pointed high heels?! could be a weapon you know
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Posted 6/23/14
Well yeah, how else am I going to cut my food?
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Posted 6/24/14
The crime itself is already illegal. People who commit them don't care about the law at that point. They want to harm someone so they will find a way to do it. All the regulations in the world won't help unless you ban every single thing that can possibly harm someone.

And that still won't work because they won't heed the law and will just go ahead and do it with the best tool they have at hand.

People have just got to face the fact that crime can't be completely eradicated.
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