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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:18 AM

Amid Surge in Knife Violence, British Supermarket Chain Pulls Kitchen Knives off Shelves
BY JOHN ELLIS
MARCH 9, 2019
PJ Media
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In the face of rising knife violence rates in the UK, supermarket chain Asda will no longer be selling individual kitchen knives. This comes on the heels of the company's decision in 2016 to securely package all knives after a customer was stabbed inside a Poundland, another British grocery chain. For their part, Poundland stopped selling knives altogether last year. The grocery chains aren't entirely incorrect England does have a growing knife violence problem. However, regulating knives won't stop the violence. And, boy, does England have a growing knife violence problem.

Over the first three months of 2019, England, with a population of just under 56 million, has seen 41 people killed by a knife based on this BBC report. According to the LA Times, "There were 285 knife homicides in England and Wales from April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018, the highest number since comparable records began in 1946."

That same article bluntly states, "Knives are the most common weapon used in slayings in the U.K., where guns are tightly restricted. About 40% of the country's homicide victims were stabbed to death last year, while only 4% were shot."

Drilling down into the stats even further, The Guardian ran an article this past week bemoaning the rising knife violence in the UK. While putting forward possible reasons, including cuts to police forces across the island country, the article gives the grim fact that nearly 40,000 knife-related crimes were committed in England in 2018.

The BBC article linked to above goes on to add:

Single kitchen knives are the most frequently stolen knives, Asda said, prompting the decision to stop their sale by the end of April. Nick Jones, Asda senior vice-president, said the company had "a responsibility to support the communities we serve". "Whilst we have already taken steps to restrict the sale of knives to ensure that they do not fall into the wrong hands, we felt there was more we could be doing to support those looking at how to bring this issue under control", he said.

Obviously, the UK needs to address the growing knife violence. Sadly, like leftists in the United States, England seems determined to continue to ignore the actual problems, choosing instead to blame an inanimate object that can easily be substituted for another inanimate object.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:35 AM

Background checks and permits for knives now!!!


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:50 AM

In locked-down Xinjiang, China is tracking kitchen knives with QR codes

Beijing bans knife sales after two killing sprees

Xinjiang town orders residents to engrave names and ID numbers on to all knives, including kitchen tools

Authorities chain knives in Uighur Muslim region - Video on Liveleak
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 09:32 AM

Better ban, register or stop selling the following as well.

Toothbrushes, the handles can be sharpened into deadly weapons.

Spoons, they can be sharpened as well.

Screwdrivers

Any flat piece of metal.

High Capacity Bench Grinders.

Even rocks, because in the wrong hands they can be turned into deadly sharpeners.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:51 AM

View Postoki, on 12 March 2019 - 09:32 AM, said:

Better ban, register or stop selling the following as well.

Toothbrushes, the handles can be sharpened into deadly weapons.

Spoons, they can be sharpened as well.

Screwdrivers

Any flat piece of metal.

High Capacity Bench Grinders.

Even rocks, because in the wrong hands they can be turned into deadly sharpeners.

Oki


Think of the damage that could be done with a can of beans. No one is safe.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:22 PM

View PostLongKnife, on 12 March 2019 - 11:51 AM, said:

Think of the damage that could be done with a can of beans. No one is safe.


Let's not forget Cabbage.
While we are at it maybe we should ban pipes, only licensed plumbers should be able to buy that stuff, no one needs more than nine feet of pipe anyways...

Better ban axes, hatchets, machetes, all swords...

Let's not forget anvils, bench vises, drill presses, grinding tools, forges, smelters.
Least we forget CNC machines and lathes, God forbid the damage you can do with those things.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:33 PM

Gonna hafta go after the "ACME" company of Warner Brothers cartoon fame. Not only do they apparently sell every sort of explosive device, sharp things, blunt instruments, anvils, etc etc etc ever invented, they also deliver!

https://d13ezvd6yrslxm.cloudfront.net/wp/wp-content/images/acme-warehouse-1.jpg
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 03:49 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 12 March 2019 - 01:33 PM, said:

Gonna hafta go after the "ACME" company of Warner Brothers cartoon fame. Not only do they apparently sell every sort of explosive device, sharp things, blunt instruments, anvils, etc etc etc ever invented, they also deliver!

https://d13ezvd6yrslxm.cloudfront.net/wp/wp-content/images/acme-warehouse-1.jpg


Don't forget rope, chisels, trees and hammers. Lord knows what you can build with just those four things.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:02 PM

View Postoki, on 12 March 2019 - 09:32 AM, said:

Better ban, register or stop selling the following as well.

Toothbrushes, the handles can be sharpened into deadly weapons.

Spoons, they can be sharpened as well.

Screwdrivers

Any flat piece of metal.

High Capacity Bench Grinders.

Even rocks, because in the wrong hands they can be turned into deadly sharpeners.

Oki

Give them time.

View PostLongKnife, on 12 March 2019 - 11:51 AM, said:

Think of the damage that could be done with a can of beans. No one is safe.

AOC is going to be after Campbells Pork and Beans now! They are going to have to engrave every can!
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:40 PM

The Land of Nelson and Churchill.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:58 PM

They honestly believe that if they take away all of their bad toys that all of the bad guys will somehow behave normal and innocent and not attack, harm and murder other humans?

Stupid effing progtards. :no:
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:54 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 12 March 2019 - 01:33 PM, said:

Gonna hafta go after the "ACME" company of Warner Brothers cartoon fame. Not only do they apparently sell every sort of explosive device, sharp things, blunt instruments, anvils, etc etc etc ever invented, they also deliver!

https://d13ezvd6yrslxm.cloudfront.net/wp/wp-content/images/acme-warehouse-1.jpg

I remember an episode of Cheers where Woody asked, "If the coyote can afford to buy all that stuff to catch the roadrunner, why can't he afford to buy something to eat?"
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:57 PM

The US does the same thing, with certain types of over the counter medicine. Of course, that didn't stop Heisenberg...
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:13 PM

View PostHieronymous, on 12 March 2019 - 10:54 PM, said:

I remember an episode of Cheers where Woody asked, "If the coyote can afford to buy all that stuff to catch the roadrunner, why can't he afford to buy something to eat?"


Shhhhhh.......

(What kinda Warner Bros cartoon would that make? No explosions, no huge rocks or anvils, no "dust trails", no painted tunnel openings on sheer-rock faces, etc. Sheesh, just sittin' down in a diner to a plate of bacon & eggs...)

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:10 AM

View PostUSNRETWIFE, on 12 March 2019 - 05:02 PM, said:

Give them time.


AOC is going to be after Campbells Pork and Beans now! They are going to have to engrave every can!


Next up will be banning trees and water as they can be deadly weapons to.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:55 AM

View PostMontyPython, on 12 March 2019 - 11:13 PM, said:

Shhhhhh.......

(What kinda Warner Bros cartoon would that make? No explosions, no huge rocks or anvils, no "dust trails", no painted tunnel openings on sheer-rock faces, etc. Sheesh, just sittin' down in a diner to a plate of bacon & eggs...)

;)

https://pics.me.me/just-give-me-all-the-bacon-and-eggs-you-have-14040818.png
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

View PostFirst Sarge, on 13 March 2019 - 11:55 AM, said:

https://pics.me.me/just-give-me-all-the-bacon-and-eggs-you-have-14040818.png


I take it that's a scene from a movie or TV show...?

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 13 March 2019 - 12:01 PM, said:

I take it that's a scene from a movie or TV show...?

:shrug:

Parks and Rec tv show. he is the ultimate Libertarian.

https://youtu.be/Tch4v0L0GHA

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 12:56 PM

View PostFirst Sarge, on 13 March 2019 - 12:27 PM, said:

Parks and Rec tv show. he is the ultimate Libertarian.

https://youtu.be/Tch4v0L0GHA


Ah, thanks. Never seen it. :shrug: If I get some extra time later I'll try to remember to watch the linked video.

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