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Common sense knife regulation

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Ryika, May 31, 2018.

  1. Ryika

    Ryika likes cookies and milk.

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    A retiring UK judge calls for rounded knives to stop stab deaths:


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44278556

    Certainly an interesting approach, but is this reasonable? To me it looks like its treating the symptom instead of treating the problem, which seems to be gang- and poverty-related violence.
     
  2. Hehehe

    Hehehe Chieftain

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    Coming up next: common sense acid control. And then common sense sports gear control (gotta control all those baseball bats and ice hockey sticks). And then common sense hardware store material control. And so on and so on
    "Poverty-related violence"? UK used to poorer, why is this a problem only now? It's almost like UK, and especially some parts of it, have become a bit... 3rd world? I wonder what gives. How could this happen? Hmmmm...
     
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  3. dutchfire

    dutchfire Moderator Moderator

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    It's the symptoms that often hurt most. It is quite usual in medicine to treat the symptoms. Giving insulin to a diabetes patient. In fact, many medical treatments basically involve the body recovering by itself, the treatment is there just to alleviate the symptoms and to temporarily support the damaged parts of the body. Like a cast for a broken bone.
     
  4. Manfred Belheim

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    I use pointed and/or long knives in the kitchen all the time, and I largely subsist off toast and ready meals. So this guy is bonkers.
     
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  5. Thorgalaeg

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    What about scissors? Too dangerous too and should be banned. This ones are fine however:


    Seriously this is going too far. Fire weapons which are of not real use and can lead too a massacre, ok. But kitchen knives? please.
     
  6. Kyriakos

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    Pencils are dangerous too. Well, if they are sharp :)
     
  7. Zkribbler

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    A lone judge making a speech upon his retirement does not make policy. Wake me if any legislature takes up this cause.
     
  8. Thorgalaeg

    Thorgalaeg Chieftain

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    And they are even more dangerous in the hands of malicious writers.
     
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  9. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    The pen is mightier & he who lives by the sword :p
     
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  10. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    I use a kitchen knife with a point, but I can't recall ever using the point of that kitchen knife even though I actually cook. Preparing food never really seems to involve stabbing it.

    That said, regulating kitchen knives is just silly.
     
  11. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Just ban any object that can be used as a weapon in any way shape or form. Wait that won't work....Just ban Humans.
     
  12. Manfred Belheim

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    The knife point can be helpful even when cutting bread or cutting open a bread roll. As for slicing a loaf, I'm pretty sure my bread knife is about 10 inches long too. I think it would be pretty fiddly to slice a loaf of bread with a knife that's barely longer than the width of the loaf.

    Yes that's all rather bread-related, but hey bread happens.

    And if they were banned I'd still have scissors, a Stanley knife, various other very sharp craft knifes, screwdrivers, awls, drills, saws etc.
     
  13. Thorgalaeg

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    And what about banning stones? Some are true killing machines.
     
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  14. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    My bread knife doesn't have a point. My knife set includes two santoku knives, which don't really have points either, and I mostly use them. The chef's knife does have a point, and for sure it will be what I grab if I want to stab somebody, but I don't use it very much and don't recall poking anything with the point. If I use it instead of the santoku it's usually because it is a little bit longer and a good bit heavier.
     
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  15. civvver

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    That's stupid. It would be incredibly easy for criminals to just modify those knives to have a point with a grinder or something or to get some other sharp object like a screwdriver.
     
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  16. Timsup2nothin

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    As the local criminal I feel obliged to mention that I prefer things more in the line of hammers or hatchets over anything in the knife/screwdriver/pointy things category.
     
  17. Broken_Erika

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    Chainsaws!
     
  18. Timsup2nothin

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    Too heavy.
     
  19. Broken_Erika

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    What about a chainsaw knife?
    Spoiler :
     
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    Your interest in Fallout exists and you didn't go with the Ripper? For shame.
     

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