Knives Kill People. Get Rid of Knives, Get Rid of Problem


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The authors of an editorial in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal have called for knife reform. The editorial, “Reducing knife crime: We need to ban the sale of long, pointed kitchen knives,” notes that the knives are being used to stab people as well as roasts and the odd tin of Spam. Yet there are some people in Britain who believe if knives are outlawed only outlaws will have knives.

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131 comments
kutepi4791
kutepi4791

I think they should get rid of people's hands because they're what's doing all the killing.

bjslineoftheday
bjslineoftheday

Then rope will be banned , then fire , then rocks when does it stop

JeromeHughes
JeromeHughes

people will kill people no matter what sociaty does until violence or all emotion is bread out of the human race

ShowerBench
ShowerBench

The perfect is the enemy of the good.  Saying it's absurd to ban kitchen knives is not a credible argument against banning guns beyond certain capacities.

ShowerBench
ShowerBench

Everyone in the Aurora theater wishes the killer had a long knife instead of highly efficient guns that enable someone to kill large numbers in seconds before they can be subdued.

scott
scott

A hammer can cave in a skull, ban hammers. A tow cable can strangle someone, ban tow trucks... and so on. Worst of all, you could kill someone with your bare hands. Cut off everybody's hands?

John in va
John in va

com on now... its not knifes that kill people its the fucking dirt bags.. the bad ones. that kill with knifess and guns.. how many times.. its not the knife or the gun or the fucking car should i go on...

JeromeHughes
JeromeHughes

My opinion is that the only option we have is to use as many resourses as we can to prevent weapons of mass destruction (from fully automatic rifles to bombs, and nukes) from falling into the hands of anyone that we know or belive will use them on living beings. As far as why people are drawn to violence is because it's in our D.N.A. and our early brain areas like the "reptilian". Male violence is hardwired to survival and ruled social groups until the advent of religon. So now we all are plauged (some more than others) with the predisposion for violence conflicting with advanced social conduct and expected behavior.

steeler0038
steeler0038

I choked on some water while swimming in my pool today, can we please ban swimming pools?

ChemoSabe
ChemoSabe

In 2011, 564 people were murdered in all of the U.K. (220 were knife or sharp instruments). In 2011, 515 people were murdered in NYC alone. In 2011, Fez Marie Whatley was still a virgin. Outlaw virginity.

harlequincy
harlequincy

Just wear Knight's armor...problem solved

OllieInChicago
OllieInChicago

Mother fucking Colonel Mustard off-ed Ms Scarlett with a candlestick.  A Tiffany candlestick at that!

SkoobaDoo
SkoobaDoo

I really admire Ron for not putting Fez out of his misery...YET

ryan
ryan

I stubbed my toe on the side walk, can we ban sidewalk?

Dave McLean
Dave McLean

I can think of a few guys in 1934 Germany who would be cool with banning long knives.

JfromHuntington
JfromHuntington

Fez wants to ban a inanimate objects so no one can kill him during or after sex. But chances are that guy will have hands. There's no end to this.

latenightrabbit
latenightrabbit

Patrice Oneal once said his version of hell is speaking with an unreasonable person.

Steve in Tampa
Steve in Tampa

Sharks with laser beams strapped to their heads are dangerous, should we ban those Fez?

chroma
chroma

In a related story, France has announced that they're going to start amputating thumbs, so that on one can hold any kind of weapon. Vive la France!

ryan
ryan

Rope, a Spatula, knives, Bowling balls, Hammers, and bare hands have all been used to murder people... we should take them all away.

Hank
Hank

The commonality is people. Get rid of people.

OP4
OP4

Hong Kong hat a big spat of meat cleaver attacks.

 

harlequincy
harlequincy

Throw the baby out with the bathwater.

SpongeSteve
SpongeSteve

The real problem is the mentally unstable. All of those that are borderline with mental health should be rounded up and locked away. Fez, get on the train.

Jackie
Jackie

Pinto only had a problem with being rear ended... Oh maybe that is Fez's point.

Eee
Eee

To the gun point, it's not guns that are the problem.  Hundreds upon hundreds of years ago people we killing each other in the most imaginative ways possible.  And there were no guns.

Dave McLean
Dave McLean

I say we ban precariously balanced flower pots on window sills.

Christopher Brooklyn
Christopher Brooklyn

Maybe it is in our nature to be this violent ..maybe we are just animals and we are all faking..we are just animals...maybe..but WTF do I know

harlequincy
harlequincy

I guess hardware stores are next, cuz just about everything in there is a potential deadly weapon.

JfromHuntington
JfromHuntington

What if dudes starting filing their weiners into a sharp object and started stabbing women's throats during oral? Do we have to start lopping off cocks?

OllieInChicago
OllieInChicago

Humans should be banned.  I'm incredibly lethal. 

Steve in Tampa
Steve in Tampa

The long knives won't be a problem until after you ban guns.

TemporalGrid
TemporalGrid

"He's taking the knife out of the cheese.......do you think he wants some cheese?" (well, Arthur was British)

HollzinSeattle
HollzinSeattle

What about Fireplace pokers, you can stab & beat someone with it

Eee
Eee

Do we ban hammers?

Hank
Hank

I bet a cleaver would do the job. It is not long or pointed.