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The proposal came from three emergency medicine specialists, and it's a simple one: getting rid of the points on the ends of longer kitchen knives.
Drs Emma Hern, Will Glazebrook and Mike Beckett wrote an editorial in the British Medical Journal, suggesting that since "many assaults are impulsive", government action could "drastically reduce the availability" of a "potentially lethal weapon".
Originally posted by budski
Does anyone actually read the crime stats anymore???
knife crime accounts for about 8% of all violent crime and has remained static for the last 10-15 years.
This media hysteria about an "epidemic" is just so much poo on the end of a stick, and it's getting on my bloody nerves.