posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 07:54 AM
I bet you if it were legal then UK citizens would be armed to the teeth also.
With the rampant chavs and violent hooligans - armed with knives to be sure - people would find no reason to not feel obligated to let one pop into
the skull of some pimply daggy punk trying to take your wallet while flashing his flick knife in your face.
Or at least that is the reasoning. We can argue it till the cows come home, but faced with the common denominator human being, self preservation is a
I doubt there would be much the minority who feel morally disciplined to not use a weapon.
It's easy to take the moral high ground when you have no choice to feel otherwise and do so out of spite.
We have strict knife laws down here. Haven't had a stabbing in ages. A few glassings with bottles or pints in the city and surrounding suburbs known
for their unsavory criminals and more recently a shooting or two..
We've had our guns removed from ordinary citizens.. I've had a gun pulled on me once. And we've now had shootings. The laws just do not work and
serve simply to assume control while persecuting law abiding citizens and denying them at the least the right to protect themselves in their own
But no stabbings.. I saw someone try to steal the bike off someone at a train station, the nyungar grabbed the bike and pushes him, and the guy pulls
away saying "NO!!" when the guy swings an open stubby at his face to which it explodes on contact, smearing his entire face red as he staggers off
the platform and falls onto the tracks. Luckily he got up and his bike still there, rode off as quick as possible.
But no stabbings..
Simply, the laws do not prevent attacks when the perpetrator has not intention of abiding the law.
Ironically,if the law actually worked and people who would otherwise commit a crime, decide that in their own moral interests they will not commit a
crime, and therefore would obey this law, would not need the law in the first place to make them aware of this.
bah humbug I say...