3000 knives destroyed

What if back 100 years ago the federal government outlawed knives and then began a wave of sting operations to round them up from its citizens. If this were to have happened, we probably wouldn’t have any, or many, vintage knives left to collect.

knives2-474-300x254Tackling Knives Action Programme is an intensive, cross-government action to reduce knife crimes in the UK, and yet, it is picking up knives of all types, except kitchen cutlery. Among its focus is carrying out home visits (interpretation: home raids) to locate knives.

The official gov site is proud of:

“Since it began, police have conducted more than 150,000 stop and searches and seized 3,000 knives, according to provisional Government figures. Cautioning (warnings) across the country is down and use of custody and tough community sentences is up. In London alone, over 90% of people caught with a knife are being charged.”

The progress report of this operation further states they have “tested” 1300 shops to see if they would sell knives to the under-aged. Exactly what I anticipated in my post on why the third largest retailer in the UK quit selling knives.

abuseJust so there is no misunderstanding here, I am against knife crime, but I am also against folks breaking little kid’s hearts with verbal abuse, but I don’t see anyone’s tongue getting cut out.

And what about folks getting killed by automobiles and cars aren’t against the law, yet, except for black ones, in California anyway.

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