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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people will kill people no matter what sociaty does until violence or all emotion is bread out of the human race
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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
Holy Crap - it has already started! Luckily we have guns.
"Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store."
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.
Mother fucking Colonel Mustard off-ed Ms Scarlett with a candlestick. A Tiffany candlestick at that!
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.
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!
Rope, a Spatula, knives, Bowling balls, Hammers, and bare hands have all been used to murder people... we should take them all away.
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.
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.
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
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?
"He's taking the knife out of the cheese.......do you think he wants some cheese?" (well, Arthur was British)