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Latest UK Knife Proposal

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.’

Somehow, I hear a similar tone to the argument that all we have to do is ban the so called ‘assault rifles’ because they’re the guns that cause ‘life threatening and fatal injuries’.  Hell, I have an even better idea.  Why don’t we just ban 55 grain .224 diameter bullets as they’re the most common ones used in the ‘assault rifles’.  Voila!!! Problem solved.
On top of that, what about all the other pointed things in life.  Pencils, screwdrivers, 4″ golf tees, tent stakes, toothpicks, tree branches.   This sounds like a Monty Python skit in the making where all they need to do is establish a Department of Incredibly Stupid Ideas.  Check out the Department of Silly Walks.
This type of commentary from the bench is funny and tragically frightening at the same time.  As I said, I’m not implying the Brits have a monopoly on stupid lawmakers or judiciary.  It’s just that of late they’re putting their US counterparts to shame when it comes to  showing they really, really, REALLY care and want do to something.  Even if it’s just grinding the point off your kitchen knives.  Good Grief!!!!!