Calls to ban online knife sales

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  1. Pointless rubbish.

    It smacks of the "pistol ban to make britain safer" and that worked so well :roll:

    All it means is if you a legit reason to buy one you wont be able to... meanwhile the scroates are buying weapons from the local £1 shop or making them.

    It wouldn't be beyond the scroats imagination to knock up a few shanks.

    It isn't hard to understand, so why do the "right on crowd" seem to have such problems figuring it out.... you can't block the weapons, you have to tackle the reason they are in use in the first place.

    Beleiving htat tacklying anything else will reduce gun and knife crime is just pure fantasy.

    What next? Bans on mobile phones to prevent "happy slapping" :roll:

    touchy feely on crime, touchy feely on causes of crime.
  2. Totally agree there cf

    Someone once pointed out to me that a lot of this is due to the number of female ministers - the fact that women are more likely to micromanage than men are. Don't know how much value that argument has but it does seem to smack of that - rather than dealing with a broad issue, deal with one minor part of it instead.
  3. None of this would happen if we didnt have cutlery drawers, it seems so obvious yet nothing is done.
  4. Or if our food came ready cut :lol:
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    It's outrageous. The last I heard, people in prison where STILL getting shanked with stuff, despite a total and rigidly enforced ban on absolutely everything.

    At least this ban on internet sales of knives will stop people being stabbed whilst surfing.
  6. Online sales aren't the problem
    Its feckin Charedee shops selling whopping great cleavers and carving/paring knives at bargain prices.
    At least one in Exeter and a different charedee in Wellington are still selling them.
  7. while not let Johnny by the latest Gerber death commando blade might make everybody in power warm and fuzzy.
    That's not what is actually being used to kill people :roll:
    teenagers not having bothered to read the latest SOF magazine on knife fighting just steal a small kitchen knife does the job and costs nothing.
    plus your not out any cash if you lose it in a stop and search :oops:
  8. msr

    msr LE

    It's not women, it's socialists who think they can micro-manage the entire country.

  9. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Women socialists are just the worst aren't they? :twisted:
  10. :lol: It was a gay bloke who proffered this opinion to me. Personally I don't care - they are all a bunch of wnakers in power regardless of gender
  11. After the last government announcement on banning knifes some senior policeman stood up and denounced the whole thing by pointing out:

    "The majority of victims will be killed by a single blow by a short bladed knife administered to the upper torso by someone they know"

    Neds don't want big knifes, too hard to hide.
  12. If the effing Labour party gets it's way we will all be eating baby food soon , no cutlery needed
  13. Phew thank goodness for that - knife crime figures should fall to almost nil now.
  14. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Ok, tinfoil hat on. A socialist state always wants and needs to disarm it's subjects. First were guns, now knives. Restriction on travel is also being applied. All in the name of control. If a population is disarmed they are less able to mount a revolution, and if they are caught with arms, they are easier to imprison and control.
    Tinfoil hat off. As has been said, it's not the BFO knives that are being used, and what if even kitchen knives are banned? What's next? Forks? Spoons? A great deal of damage can be done with those. Punish the crime, punish the offender but don't make it collective punishment.