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Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:30:10 PM »
Bad week for knife ownership in major cities.  With gun ban efforts stalled, the banners have turned their attention towards knives via the courts.

This from London where the homicide rate has surged past New York.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/27/knives-sharp-filing-solution-soaring-violent-crime-judge-says/

Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.
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"Accordingly, it is very easy for any youth who wants to obtain a knife to take it from the kitchen drawer in his home or in the home of one of his friends.”

As a result - said the judge - the most common knife a youth will take out is eight to ten inches, long and pointed, from his mother's cutlery tray.

He asked: “But why we do need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?

“Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all."


And not to be outdone, this warning just came through for NY.

https://www.ammoland.com/2018/06/new-york-state-warning-are-assisted-openers-now-illegal-switchblades/#axzz5IBKT0qSD

New York WARNING Are Assisted-Openers Now Illegal Switchblades?

As if New York wasn't already a confusing legal and regulatory nightmare for honest, law-abiding knife owners, the highest court in the state just upheld, in a one-paragraph opinion, the conviction of a person in possession of an assisted opening (spring-assisted) folding knife under the theory that it was an illegal switchblade knife under New York law.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 05:20:49 AM »
that judge needs to take a cooking class.  Just a basic cooking class.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:35:55 AM »
The media hysteria is off the charts. Criminals dont kill people, knives with neon green highlights do.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6462525/zombie-knives-sold-ebay-amazon-price-government-crack-down/amp/

DEATH FOR A TENNER We find killer zombie knives being sold on eBay and Amazon for as little as £10 despite government pledge to crack down on banned blades

KILLER zombie knives are being sold on eBay and Amazon despite being banned in Britain, The Sun Online can reveal.

The terrifying blades –  which have been used in two horrific crimes in the past week alone – boast serrated edges and often feature “zombie” art designs which seek to glorify violence.
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Alf Hitchcock, an expert on knife crime at the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said: “Zombie knives are absolutely horrific weapons.”

He added: “There is no place for knife crime within society and this ban is further commitment to keeping communities safe.”

At least 37 people have been fatally stabbed – and 62 overall killed – in London since the beginning of the year.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 07:16:52 AM »
So in a recent. TSP episode Jack talked about how useful always carrying a knife is and how he gives them away,  But the mayor of London has a different view.  Who is right?

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/04/08/london-mayor-sadiq-khan-targets-knives-as-murder-rate-spikes-there-is-never-reason-to-carry-knife.html

London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes: 'There is never a reason to carry a knife'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides to top New York City's for two straight months.

He tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 08:23:10 AM »
wow. with the 3 knives i carry daily, i'd be up for life

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 08:41:32 AM »
As long as I can get supplies for my shop I will have knives.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 10:10:32 AM »
As long as I can get supplies for my shop I will have knives.
A lot of machinists say the same thing about guns. They are not hard to make.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 04:50:34 PM »
UK is in full panic mode.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/world/youtube-rap-gang-jailed-over-knife-attack-plot-15433654

YouTube rap gang jailed over knife attack plot

A British gang who glorified violence in rap videos were jailed for a total of 10 years on Monday over a knife attack plot – as a judge was asked to ban them from making "drill" music.

In a British legal first, Scotland Yard wants to stop five youngsters whose videos have been viewed 15 million times on YouTube from producing music that incites violence.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 09:41:50 PM »
UK media now forming own task force to push more measures.  One of which, believe it or not, is to build new stadiums so rival drug gangs can play sports against each other rather than wage street wars.  Call me silly but for some reason I don't think the gang lords are going to agree to decide territorial disputes by playing soccer or cricket.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6491804/beat-the-blades-sun-taskforce/amp/



BEAT THE BLADES The Sun’s new knife crime task force calls for diverse tactics to end killings

WHAT OUR TASK FORCE DEMANDS

BAN ONLINE ZOMBIEKNIFE SALES:
Make it harder to access these lethal weapons by looking at legislation that makes bespoke deliveries illegal.

CHAMPION COMMUNITY SPORTS:
Team sports can heal divisions in communities, bring rival gangs together and instil individual discipline.

SPECIALLY TRAINED SCHOOL BOBBIES:
Recruit officers for permanent positions in schools. They would be trained in a new approach with young people.

CRACKDOWN ON MIDDLE-CLASS DRUG USE:
Wealthy, professional drug users are fuelling the market for Class A drugs.

HELP CHILD DRUG-DEAL ‘SLAVES’:
Police should focus as much on child exploitation and modern slavery as they do criminal activity when it comes to very young people dragged into dealing
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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 10:28:20 PM »
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/police-row-over-culture-of-fear-of-posting-pictures-of-seized-zombieknives-online-a3858556.html?amp

Police row over 'culture of fear' of posting pictures of seized zombie knives online

A row has broken out over a police decision not to publish images of seized knives on Twitter amid fears they frighten other young people to carry weapons for protection.

Lewisham police has ordered the ban after consulting young people in the borough who said pictures of terrifying zombie knives being circulated on social media caused them alarm.

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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 10:40:48 PM »
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Re: Get them while you can, knives in banners' crosshairs
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2018, 12:41:11 PM »
TRIGGERED
Sorry, had to   8)