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BBC news article
Stabbing deaths hit a record high of 322 in the UK last year, according to the government. Most knives used in such attacks are from the kitchen, former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair suggested.
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
Well I don't know.
It may be a good idea. It may reduce the knife stabbing related crimes
But violent people will find violent ways to harm or kill people.
What we need is anti-violence.
It doesn't matter what violent people use, be it knife, sword, ropes, even thumbs, they will still harm others.
Find a cure for violence, and you have my approval.
Denying the antagonists access to one device will only direct them to find another - and there are plenty of ways to inflict harm on a person.
I'm sitting at my safe desk in my safe office and I can easily use all of my fingers and toes counting items I could use to do somebody in. They may not all be as practical as a kitchen knife - but there's nothing practical about murder.
edit to add: although.... as an after thought - maybe knives are the way to cure violence
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by Republican08
Question is why so many kids want to carry knives? Still...I hope the guy makes some money for a good idea. It beats all the media whining about it, at least he's tried to do something about it.
I think it is more important to find out why everyone wants to stab one another.
I have thought of this often in the US. We have the "Drive-by" shooting epidemic that gangsters like to use for one another. It is fairly anonymous, and you don't have to stay around and get blood on your hands, or hear the moans, or see the eyes go dim. I wonder how many of those gangsters would have the cahones to use a knife? It takes a different type of killer to do it up close and personal with their own hands.