Under 18s to be banned from buying knives

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  1. No - They're only doing what's right and will result in a happy, crime-free country

  2. Yes - they're screwing us and we're happily walking into the abyss

  3. Wait out - give me another 6 months to decide, even though it may be too late

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/12/12/uknives.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/12/12/ixportaltop.html

    So, they're going to ban U18s from buying something which can be found in any kitchen. Great. And they'll doing this by extending the existing knives act, which will also mean that U18s will not be able to buy cutlery, scissors, and sewing kits with eensy weensy scissors in. Marvellous.
    And then they're going to make stabbing someone carry the same penalty as shooting someone, which will result in more crims carrying guns rather than knives.
    And carrying knives "for the wrong reasons" (i.e. something totally subjective) will result in a mandatory 3yr sentance. How many people carrying Gerbers will get stung with this?

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  2. 307

    307 War Hero

    This sounds pretty gash, it's trying to solve the issue by skirting round the edges, they need to address the core of the problem and blitz that, the age at which you can buy knives doesn't matter. Not as if a stabbing isntruments hard to come by is it? Another piece of gash from labour. I do agree with harshe sentences though, maybe hardcore crims will resort to shooters, but the kids who mug people, doubt they'll invest in one?!
  3. Typical politicians response to a problem - throw a new Law at it :roll:

    Sticking sharp objects into people's anatomy is already illegal, so how the Hell will more legislation help :?:

    This will only serve to criminalise previously law-abiding citizens, just like our ridiculous firearms Laws. :evil:
  4. FMOB!
    Pass a law and everything will be fine... Or at least it'll keep people off our backs until after the election...

    Just another example of the howling idiocy of this so-called Government. As though banning the sale of knives to U18s will make a blind bit of difference! :roll:

    Any old bit of scrap steel and a file will give you a nasty, pointy thing, if you just want to stick someone with it.

    FFS, this feckin' bunch hasn't got a scooby! :evil: :evil: :evil:
  5. how will young people in their own flats and accomodation survive without knives ?
  6. A progression of anti gun legislation. Didn't the Aussies just enact anti knife legislation?

    Great liberal policies based on the premise by the rich and academia that the prols need to be protected from themselves 8O

    Mark my words 10 years from now when there is a rash of blunt spoon killings, you will be eating your gruel from paper bowls with your bare hands...only if a rash of bare hand killings doesn't happed before then :D
  7. Of course you never see a fifteen year old with a knife do you? `Course not because that would be illegal. :evil:
  8. Of course those who advocate greater restrictions on "deadly" weapons never stop to consider the fact that an armed criminal's greatest fear isn't the Police or the Law & the prospect of a Prison sentence.
    No, the toerags greatest fear is of an armed citizen, as evinced by the fall in street crime, robbery & rape in those parts of the US that have enacted "Concealed Carry" legislation.

    Message to the Gov't:

    Give me back my right to self defence you Cnuts :evil:
  9. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    While they're at it they could return the right to carry the means with which to perform that defence.

  10. I like the bit:
    At least when they were 16 they were sober!

    Very good point. You could be married with kids and a car before you're 18, but unable to cut their hair or make them sandwiches 8O
  11. For once ctauch is making sense. It's the 1st step towards greater and greater control of all kinds. Here in the US there are a ton of laws regarding gun control but they have yet to control CRIMINALS getting their hands on guns.

  12. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Jussus Badger-lady !

    Did your mum cut your hair with a knife when you were a sprog ? 8O

    Pleeeeeze say you've got some pics of these tonsorial masterpieces !

    Post 'em in the gallery.

    We won't laugh.

    Honest...... :roll:

    Well not too much.

    :lol: :wink:
  13. What do you want to look at pictures of her tonsils for ??? :D :D :D
  14. its not so much the right to buy a knife I'm worried about.
    its catching the little shits if they think its ok to carry one around.
    a thousand scrotes little picking from one end of east anglia to the other this febuary would make the rest take notice.
    they could even make a tv program out of it " i'm a knife catrrying scrote and now I'm getting frost bite"javascript:emoticon(':x')
  15. Cuts, the knives act relates to scissors as well... And cutlery... And sewing kits with scissors in...

    So, if this goes through (and I'll be surprised if it doesn't), at 17 you'll be able live in your own house with your wife (married with parents' permission at 16), will be able to buy rifles & ammo if you've got an FAC, will be able to have a full driving licence & own a car, could be in the Army & given an evil assault rifle to carry whilst dying for your country, but will not be able to buy a pair of scissors.