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Brits Shocked at Easy
Availability of Knives

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/8/2013 6:06:20 AM

In the U.K., private ownership of firearms is virtually banned. Professional criminals can still get guns, of course, but for your typical thug, knives are the weapon of choice. Thus there has been a steady outpouring of concern over burgeoning “knife crime” in recent years. The Sun undertook a bit of investigative journalism to find out how easy it is to obtain knives illegally, and was shocked at the result: LETHAL swords, machetes and knives are being sold illegally to children — with no questions asked. A Sun investigation today reveals

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/8/2013 6:18:44 AM     (No. 9264707)

What is amusing, in a way, the last time I was in the UK, at a grocers, I bought a paring knife, to peel some fruit.

I had to show my passport before they would sell it to me!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 4/8/2013 6:47:08 AM     (No. 9264728)

Yo. Yo. Baaaahaaahaaa. Freakin UK idiots!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/8/2013 6:47:11 AM     (No. 9264729)

and baseball bats are sold to kids! crazy world we live in.

next thing you know people will wan to buy explosive liquids like gasoline.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/8/2013 6:50:33 AM     (No. 9264732)

Easy. Ban full capacity steak knives. 3-day waiting period. Mandatory background check and safety class. And no citizen allowed more than a butter knife for personal protection. And Homeland Security buys up all the knife sharpeners.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 4/8/2013 6:57:08 AM     (No. 9264744)

It´s the high-capacity kitchen knife holders that should be regulated, obviously.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 4/8/2013 6:59:14 AM     (No. 9264747)

Knives and guns are both wielded by hands. Ban hands.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Distorted, 4/8/2013 7:16:04 AM     (No. 9264771)

Can´t teeth be lethal?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/8/2013 7:24:00 AM     (No. 9264782)

Abdulla and his trusty scimitar.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dwillyc, 4/8/2013 7:24:05 AM     (No. 9264783)

The UK: The best were killed in the World Wars or immigrated.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/8/2013 7:28:57 AM     (No. 9264792)

The UK is a basketcase country,yet we´re adopting all their policies. At least their royalty is cheap to upkeep compared to the first grifters.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JackBurton, 4/8/2013 7:44:20 AM     (No. 9264827)

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our guns,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/8/2013 8:11:40 AM     (No. 9264863)

Perhaps they should just ban all knives and sell only pureed foods in their supermarkets. Steak and kidney pie porridge - mmmmmmm!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Deedo, 4/8/2013 8:37:26 AM     (No. 9264922)

It´s like the story of getting cats to kill the mice, then ending up getting dogs to kill the cats, etc.

And the people who think this way believe that they know better than the rest of us, and the only good in this world is big government.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/8/2013 8:38:22 AM     (No. 9264923)

Ban knives and people will kill each other with stones. Voila! We´re back in the stone age. Ain´t politicians grand?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 4/8/2013 9:20:41 AM     (No. 9265002)

Now I understand why NHS doctors use spoons instead of scalpels.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jimK1, 4/8/2013 9:22:23 AM     (No. 9265010)

Why is anyone paying attention to the lunatics that still live on this little island off the coast of Europe? There´s nothing there that´s worth anything anymore. 100 years ago, yes. 150 years ago you bet, not now - just a rotting decaying carcass of a former has been.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 4/8/2013 10:28:14 AM     (No. 9265130)

They wil be regulating the spoons next.
Be afraid, very afraid.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: joew9, 4/8/2013 10:31:00 AM     (No. 9265139)

Great, they´ll ban knives and now they´ll have to eat their Sunday joint with their hands like cavemen. Next they ban pointy sticks, blunt objects, and anything heavier than a half pound. Oh wait, I meant quarter kilogram. Sorry, using the old English system of weights and measures is also against the law.

If only every problem in life could be fixed by a law.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: jt26, 4/8/2013 10:32:50 AM     (No. 9265143)

Can the Brits ACTUALLY be that stupid?
No wonder the Muzzies will establish Londonistan as the capital of their new European Caliphate.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: maggie2u, 4/8/2013 11:12:24 AM     (No. 9265239)

And just wait until they realize that knives can be bought on-line without a waiting period or background check. Amazon and QVC come to mind.

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