I was going to take the entire weekend off and leave the knife business until Tuesday. After reading today’s article in the Daily Mail, I had to share this. John and the rest of my friends in the UK, I am not making fun of you but some of your lawmakers are outdoing themselves with the absurdity of some of their proposals to lower the knife crime attacks in London.
An honest to god, educated Judge made the following suggestions.
Judge calls for 10in pointed kitchen knives to be ground down to a rounded end after hearing three serious stabbing cases in last three months
Here’s a classic example of absolute stupidity. “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,”
You have to read the entire article to really appreciate it. Thank God, these comments were made during his retirement ceremony.
Simply grind the point off the knives and watch the crime rate drop. Your honor, with all due respect, do you have any idea how easy it is to regrind a point on that knife?
Judge Madge said that any blade could cause an injury, but ‘slash wounds were rarely fatal.’
He told the court: ‘It is the points of such knives which cause life threatening and fatal injuries.’