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Posted 1/18/15
Knives don't kill people, people kill people....
Posted 1/18/15
Counter question: should ppl be allowed to own nuclear bombs?

Since it's not the gun that's the problem, why not just let anyone buy nuclear bombs? We need to protect ourselves, right?
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Should we be able to own knives? Of course knives are multi-use tool. Imagine trying to cook without something to cut things up. Try doing crafts without a cutting tool, the results will be horrendous (I tried once when I was 8). It would be extremely difficult to do sewing/decorating/building/home improvements/wiring/plumbing etc without cutting implements.

What is illegal where I live is carrying around knives in public without justifiable cause. You have to give a good explanation to the police like being a chef, having just purchased the knife or being carpenter/handyperson. If not you'll be arrested on the spot and could be prosecuted. Note they class cars as being in public so storing a knife in a car could get you in trouble. My bro had a Stanley knife in his car that he'd just used to install a new music system. He got pulled over on one of there stop and search exercises. They arrested him and took him to court over it. The judge was annoyed over the waste of CPS (Crown Prosecution Service)'s time since it was clear that there was a reasonable explanation and threw the case out.

Police will prosecute if they find those large hunting knives, the kind designed to do massive damage here because gangs use them and there's no need for them in the cities/urban areas.
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Posted 1/18/15
yes
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Posted 2/3/15
whut e.e
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Posted 2/3/15
What would happen to chefs if they couldn't
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Posted 2/3/15
What the heck would we cut our vegetables with
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Posted 2/3/15

GayAsianBoy wrote:

Counter question: should ppl be allowed to own nuclear bombs?

Since it's not the gun that's the problem, why not just let anyone buy nuclear bombs? We need to protect ourselves, right?


this guy gets the point.
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Posted 2/3/15
Everyone has different reasons for owning knives
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Posted 2/3/15
Ummm...considering I like cooking things I kind of have to own a knife.
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They should ban the Internet. Cyber-bullying has made people kill themselves. We have to put an end to it all. End the Internet! Also, ban cars. People keep getting killed in car wrecks. Ban buildings higher than three stories. People jump off of tall buildings to kill themselves. Ban bridges and ban people from going to cliffs. Some lady jumping for joy fell off of a cliff and got killed recently. What else should we ban....?
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Posted 2/4/15 , edited 2/4/15

DeadlyOats wrote:
What else should we ban....?


Procreation. Giving birth only leads to more crime and death.
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Posted 2/4/15
I see no way to prevent people from getting their hands on them even if they're dumb as shit.
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It does not matter what society bans. People will always select some manner to kill other people. In the US some people relate so called Assault Rifles(whatever that means, a created term for the PC language that does not exist in any gun makers or users vocabulary) with school shootings but the truth is the largest mass murder in schools was done with explosives. Anyway knife bans are retarded. Knives are the second oldest weapon after the hammer/club. Banning the device cannot ban the darkness and twisted nature, the lust for depravity that allows someone to kill, in such a violent way. Nobody can look into another soul and see what their nature is. You can arm a good man with every means available to kill and he will not act yet another man who is disarmed will scheme and create a way to kill. Cain killed Adam. He didn't have a knife. Since this is universally the case I think all knife laws are retarded as well as gun bans. If you ban a switch blade i still have a chefs knife or a cleaver. Ban the dreaded Assault Rifle and the murderer will use a curio and relic WW1 rifle with a huge bayonet to kill. You can't legislate away hateful depraved minds and you cannot corrupt the good by allowing the access to weapons for whatever reason they decide to have those weapons. I collect knives. I like kukri's in particular. I have 10 of them along with dozens of fixed and folding knives, katanas Wakizashis and tantos. The only blood they have drawn is my own. The same can be said for firearms. the fact remains. Bad people do bad things, the tool is irrelevant. People deserve their freedom, that includes the freedom of self determination and the right to self defense. The government has no business telling the citizenry how they can or cannot defend themselves. You have municipalities and states banning knives based on appearances. laws written by morons looking to scare the ignorant. They try to justify they existence by taking away some peoples rights. They are pathetic. In a time where a flipper or an assisted opening knife is just as fast as an automatic, what is the point in banning an automatic. Why ban balisongs at all when a flipper with a wave setup is way faster? Appearances, just like the Assault Weapons, just cosmetics not reality.
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Posted 2/5/15
You dont own knives? What do you cut your food with?
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