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Bad week for knife ownership in major cities.  With gun ban efforts stalled, the banners have turned their attention towards knives via the courts.

This from London where the homicide rate has surged past New York.

Knives are too sharp and filing them down is solution to soaring violent crime, judge says

A judge has proposed a nationwide programme to file down the points of kitchen knives as a solution to the country’s soaring knife crime epidemic.
"Accordingly, it is very easy for any youth who wants to obtain a knife to take it from the kitchen drawer in his home or in the home of one of his friends.”

As a result - said the judge - the most common knife a youth will take out is eight to ten inches, long and pointed, from his mother's cutlery tray.

He asked: “But why we do need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?

“Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all."

And not to be outdone, this warning just came through for NY.

New York WARNING Are Assisted-Openers Now Illegal Switchblades?

As if New York wasn't already a confusing legal and regulatory nightmare for honest, law-abiding knife owners, the highest court in the state just upheld, in a one-paragraph opinion, the conviction of a person in possession of an assisted opening (spring-assisted) folding knife under the theory that it was an illegal switchblade knife under New York law.

Morning Sunshine:
that judge needs to take a cooking class.  Just a basic cooking class.

The media hysteria is off the charts. Criminals dont kill people, knives with neon green highlights do.

DEATH FOR A TENNER We find killer zombie knives being sold on eBay and Amazon for as little as £10 despite government pledge to crack down on banned blades

KILLER zombie knives are being sold on eBay and Amazon despite being banned in Britain, The Sun Online can reveal.

The terrifying blades –  which have been used in two horrific crimes in the past week alone – boast serrated edges and often feature “zombie” art designs which seek to glorify violence.
Alf Hitchcock, an expert on knife crime at the National Police Chiefs’ Council, said: “Zombie knives are absolutely horrific weapons.”

He added: “There is no place for knife crime within society and this ban is further commitment to keeping communities safe.”

At least 37 people have been fatally stabbed – and 62 overall killed – in London since the beginning of the year.

So in a recent. TSP episode Jack talked about how useful always carrying a knife is and how he gives them away,  But the mayor of London has a different view.  Who is right?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan targets knives as murder rate spikes: 'There is never a reason to carry a knife'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides to top New York City's for two straight months.

He tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”

wow. with the 3 knives i carry daily, i'd be up for life


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