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Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby SRVA » Fri May 27, 2005 6:20 am

UK docs say ban long kitchen knives
Medical journal report claims they serve no good purpose

Posted: May 27, 2005
1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

It's time to ban long kitchen knives because they serve no good purpose except as weapons, write doctors in the British Medical Journal.
The doctors, as part of their research into ways to reduce violence, say they consulted with leading chefs who said long knives were not needed for cooking.
Dr. Emma Hern, a specialist registrar, and D. Mike Beckett, an emergency medicine consultant, contend in their paper that a short knife may cause a substantial superficial wound if used in an assault, but is unlikely to penetrate to inner organs. But a long blade pierces the body like "cutting into a ripe melon."
"Many assaults are impulsive, often triggered by alcohol or misuse of other drugs, and the long pointed kitchen knife is an easily available, potentially lethal weapon, particularly in the domestic setting," wrote Hern.
The doctors say long knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings in the United Kingdom.
"Government action to ban the sale of such knives would drastically reduce their availability over the course of a few years," wrote Hern.
Professor Anthony Busuttil, a Scotland pathologist, backed the medical journal report.
"All the statistics show that for the last 15 years, victims of stabbings, whether fatal or seriously injured, are caused by kitchen knives such as steak knives rather than knives bought specially for the purpose," is told the Scotsman.
But the restaurant industry reacted with horror to the report.
"Kitchen knives are designed for a purpose," said Malcolm Duck, chairman of the Edinburgh Restaurateurs Association. "It would be like asking a surgeon to perform an operation with a bread knife instead of a scalpel. Anything in the house like a cricket bat could be used as weapon in the hands of an idiot."
Chief Superintendent Tom Buchan, president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, said although a ban on sharp, pointed kitchen knives would be welcome, it could be difficult to enforce.
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Postby MoJo » Fri May 27, 2005 6:29 am

Another hare brained attempt to legislate human behavior.
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Postby 4t5 » Fri May 27, 2005 11:32 am

What are they going to do when they get down to pitchforks?
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Postby gigag04 » Fri May 27, 2005 1:19 pm

pretty soon everyone overthere will be traveling around in little padded boxes and eating through rubber straws.
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Postby jimlongley » Fri May 27, 2005 2:55 pm

It's just the logical next step that follows the logical first step, and all the others, that the Brady Bunch likes to sell as crime control.

It's so nice of the UK to provide us with such a shining example of the slippery slope that is attempting to control crime by outlawing objects.
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Postby jimmy » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:08 pm

The Brits have gotten so out of touch with reality that their thinking is downright bizarre. How 'bout a law requiring cricket bats to be made of rubber? At this rate, it's on the horizon. The sorry devolution of a once-great nation. :roll:
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Postby Alric » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:06 pm

So how /do/ they cut their Turkey?
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Postby HighVelocity » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:34 pm

Ohhh I know, England could have a Kitchen knife buyback program. Everyone that turns in a knife gets a new toothbrush with an instructional dvd.
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Postby KBCraig » Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:52 pm

I recently read a history of the fork's arrival in England (it was met with much disdain).

It seems that when forks took hold in France, having pointed knives became less important, since there was a new "pointy thing" for moving food to the mouth. Fights with knives over dinner were apparently common enough that the King of France ordered knives re-ground to a rounded, blunt tip.

The more things change...

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Postby stevie_d_64 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:05 am

HighVelocity wrote:Ohhh I know, England could have a Kitchen knife buyback program. Everyone that turns in a knife gets a new toothbrush with an instructional dvd.


:smilelol5:

Bingo HV!

But you know whats really funny...We knew years ago when England first started cracking up on the whole gun issue...

This was going to happen...I'm only surprised it took so long to get legs like this...
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Re: Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby rp_photo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:08 am

What do you expect from a country who bans right-minded Michael Savage along with murderers and terrorists?

England, as well as much of Europe, is in denial over the real threats to their borders, language, and culture.
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Re: Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby RPB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:27 am

Scissors are next
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Re: Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby BobCat » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:55 am

Take comfort in the fact that this thread is six years old, and they apparently did not succeed in banning kitchen knives (or someone would have posted an update to that effect). Leads me to believe that reason did prevail, at least for the time being.
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Re: Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby rp_photo » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:01 pm

BobCat wrote:Take comfort in the fact that this thread is six years old, and they apparently did not succeed in banning kitchen knives (or someone would have posted an update to that effect). Leads me to believe that reason did prevail, at least for the time being.


A zombie thread lives on ;-)
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Re: Unbelievable! England is out of control!

Postby flintknapper » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:05 pm

RPB wrote:Scissors are next



I "ran" with a pair...just awhile ago. :mrgreen:
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