Most likely there's been a spike in sales of these now-forbidden things.
Was the law enacted to protect people, or as an act of 'Rent Seeking'? Are
forks, spoons, and chop sticks next? All are dangerous. As are thumbs (as
old W.E. Fairbairn showed). Due to the influx of immigrants, who're quickly
becoming the majority, eating with one's hands will be natural. Nothing
wrong with that. 'Finger Food' is popular everywhere. But it's the dramatic
cultural change that presents a bit of a problem. Those obsessed with
conforming to dhimmitude regulations, take note: don't eat with the hand
you use in the loo (see previous post on the Harvard 'toilet rules and
British Police Call On Nation To ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ As
‘Knife Violence’ Continues
The news out of the United Kingdom almost reads like a satire piece from
The Onion. But as strange as it may sound to people around the world, and
especially in the United States, the British police push to ban knives is
The new “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife
program is in full swing and police are telling us that they have joined
forces with an already growing trend in the United Kingdom to ban “pointy”
Lancashire Police <https://www.facebook.com/lancspolice?fref=photo> tell us
that an “amnesty” program began at the end of August, and “more than 800
knives have been handed in across the county – including swords, machetes
and commando knives.”
“The amnesty was extended for a further week owing to its success,”
Lancashire Police representatives explained.
The Lancashire department explains that their “officers have now given
their backing to a national initiative designed to raise awareness of knife
crime and encourage the surrender of dangerous weapons.”
In spite of the amnesty ending this week, police tell us that “people can
continue to hand in any knife at any police station with a front counter as
well being able to drop them into the designated bins.”
Those bins will be in cities all over the U.K. as this call for people to
turn in pointed knives continues.
“We are keen to raise awareness of the devastating impact of knife crime
and to reduce the number of families affected so we have decided to keep
the knife bins indefinitely,” Detective Chief Inspector Steve Dowson said.
“While projects encouraging the surrender of knives are not a single
solution to violence, they have an important role to play in inspiring
communities to get behind education and preventative measures,” he added.
“Such campaigns show a desire to address local concerns and Lancashire
Police is keen to throw our weight behind them in support.
“We’ve been delighted with the response so far, but our communities have
told us that they want an end to knife crime and that they want to work
with us to make that happen.”
A call from the *British Medical Journal* was published several years ago,
arguing that “many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol
and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon,”
according to the BBC.
Researchers “consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such
knives have little practical value in the kitchen. None of the chefs felt
such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as
useful when a sharp end was needed.”
Again, we remind our readers outside of the UK, that this is *not *satire,
just another example of the government claiming they are here to protect us
In the UK, the rate of knife violence is approximately one in every 374
people victimized, compared with a rate of one in 750 people victimized by
gun violence in the United States.