We need to BAN long kitchen knives! — says one STUPID judge
This is ridiculous:
TELEGRAPH – 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.
Last week in his valedictory address, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge spoke of his concern that carrying a knife had become routine in some circles and called on the Government to ban the sale of large pointed kitchen knives.
Latest figures show stabbing deaths among teenagers and young adults have reached the highest level for eight years, and knife crime overall rose 22 per cent in 2017.
In the past two months, he said, there have been 77 knife-related incidents in Bedfordshire, including three killings.
Judge Madge told the assembled judges, barristers and court staff: “These offences often seem motiveless – one boy was stabbed because he had an argument a couple of years before at his junior school.”
He said laws designed to reduce the availability of weapons to young would-be offenders had had “almost no effect”, since the vast majority had merely taken knives from a cutlery drawer.
He said: “A few of the blades carried by youths are so called ‘Rambo knives’ or samurai swords. They though are a very small minority.
“The reason why these measures have little effect is that the vast majority of knives carried by youths are ordinary kitchen knives. Every kitchen contains lethal knives which are potential murder weapons.
So what do the want to do?
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.”
So, he said: “I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives – manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government – to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends.
“It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends,” he said.
Progressives just never stop do they!? And they’ll never stop trying to fix society until they’ve taken every freedom we have away from us. But it’s for our own benefit, you see! They know better than we do!
Except they don’t.
I know this is the UK, but they’ll be our future if we aren’t careful. They are, if you will, the bleeding edge of progressivism compared to us. Here, we’re still fighting about guns. And when they win that fight and take our guns away, they’ll come for our kitchen knives too!
When will our betters learn that it’s not the gun or knife that’s the problem? It’s the Godless culture that they’ve created. It’s the culture where divorce is rampant and the family is decimated. It’s the culture that believes God is a fairy tale and that you can be whatever gender you think you are…today!
When you take God out of the culture, you take out His morality. Do they think morality grows on trees?
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