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Originally posted by jatsc
This is just stupid there are billions of things that can be used for harming someone besides knives
any heavy metal object
and many more they can all be used as objects to inflict bodily harm
Originally posted by Frogs
From my side, I grew up here in the US in a kind of rual section of the country. There every man and boy I knew carried a pocket-knife basically everywhere. I can remember as teen in high-school myself and every other boy I knew carried a pocket-kinfe. (A folding knife with a blade usually between 2" to 4").
Originally posted by stumason
I must say, the responses in this thread have mostly been rather knee-jerk.
Over here, we have common sense policing and common sense courts.
If you have a valid reason for carrying a legal knife, then the police will let you be on your way. Say you've gone fishing, or are out camping for example they are unlikely to bother you.
If, however, your a 17 year old oik, hood over your head and are acting like a toss-pot in an urban area, there is no reason for you to be carrying a knife and you will be brought before the courts.
This is what the article is alluding too, not just anyone that is carrying, but those who are with no obvious legal reason.
[edit on 11/1/09 by stumason]