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. No reason to ever carry a knife!

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Beile, Apr 3, 2019.

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  1. Beile


    Jul 17, 2006
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  2. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    that is funny, the knife turn in box was ripped off...

    I don't really understand the whole coward namecalling, but if knife violence really did increase 50% it seems perhaps he's at his wits end?

    here is some decent info on the 'larger' trend, over the country from the past 9 or 10 years... it does seem to be a lot, but a telling statistic is only about 6% of violent crime involves a knife

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  3. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    Mar 12, 2018
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  4. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    BARF ! :mad::thumbsdown:
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  5. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    It's always problematic to comment on something that you're not directly affected or involved in. As far as I can tell it is largely a London problem, and at that it's a problem in areas that already have social issues. The knives used have been largely cheap kitchen knives anyway, and when it became more difficult to use those Gangmembers moved to using acid as a weapon. The Mayor is simply doing what a lot of politicians seem to be doing: Put bandaids on something that would require more work something doesn't immediate come with good PR from the majority of the people who don't look further into an issue and just go by what the Daily Mail/Sun tells them.
    Knife crime as a whole is a problem in Europe here, in part because a knife can be used as a weapon and is an easy go to choice for criminals while at the same time it's simple something the news can easily latch on to simply because 99.99999% of the time a knife is used as a tool but when it is used as a weapon in a crime it is so unusual that it is news worthy. Since nobody would read a million articles on a million websites reading "Men cut carpet to size using boxcutter" or "Neighbor opens package with swiss army knife". But that once a month incident about a stabbing that gets clicks.
    As people said it before, knives aren't the problem, the people using them wrong are the problem, and solving their problems would be a lot more difficult than just banning the tool of choice.
    palonej, colin.p, Natlek and 10 others like this.
  6. KVT

    KVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    Cain killed Abel with a rock.

    Ban rocks.
  7. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    OF COURSE KNIFE CRIME WENT UP! The criminals know everyone is completely unarmed. Morons.
    Boxer .45, Natlek, katanas and 8 others like this.
  8. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    More laws won't work. Why? Cuz criminals don't follow the law!

    onekerf, Boxer .45, slyraven and 9 others like this.
  9. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    If only there was some Arena where folks could go to discuss Political issues like this one...

    Also, the search function is your friend, there have been numerous threads on this precise thing.
  10. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Righteous governance relies upon voluntary compliance . Police states always fail due to gross inefficiency .

    True criminals don't abide any laws and love laws that deny citizens any effect defense . o_O
  11. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
  12. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    What about broken bottles? Maybe beer should be banned.
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  13. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Everyone needs to live in a padded pod, with a feeding tube and air shaft, complemented with a waste jettison hatch. Add an internet connection and peephole.
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  14. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    Rising crime is always a cause of concern.
    As much as knives on the street might seem alarming these days, it is only criminally minded or the insane who would use them to commit crimes.
    I simply cannot imagine that every knife carring person is immediately considered to be of a villainous nature and would be suspected to be up to no good...
    Things must be particularly bad for a "turn in box" to be broken in to. It certainly puts yet another nail into the knife issue altogather.
    Hope the people feel safer knowing that the real issue is really about curbing theft and robbery with injuries and murder as a consequence thereof.
  15. Beile


    Jul 17, 2006

    Don't read it if you don't like it. Not the same article, no politics involved, comprehension is your friend.....well, maybe not your friend.
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  16. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Los Angeles has these stupid "gun turn in, no questions asked" for a $100 gift card programs.
    Only people that turn in their guns, are gang bangers that used them in a crime. The guns are subsequently destroyed. No law abiding citizen turns their guns in.
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  17. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    The fact that you think no politics are involved in a discussion of political policies and the propaganda used in them is absolutely staggering.
  18. Beile


    Jul 17, 2006
    I guess anything is a political policy if you look at it that way, maybe I should change my screen background to black so you don't accuse me of being racist too. I was merely posting the article pointing out the box being stolen and find it staggering that you'd get as butthurt as you have and feel the need to moderate others posts. BFD.
  19. Sosa


    Feb 6, 2014
    Let’s travel back in time when the average London adult male consumed a quart of gin a day. You’d need a bloody gun wouldn’t you. Let’s look at what’s happening today, need one too. Let’s face it arming oneself is a god given right.
  20. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Wasn't there a guy on Youtube who built some super crude homemade guns and turned them in for a few hundred bucks? I thought that was pretty amusing.
    Mecha, slyraven, R.c.s and 1 other person like this.
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