Is the Knife Violence in Britain cause for New Sweeping Knife Control Legislation?

Posted by PITHOCRATES - April 6th, 2013

Week in Review

Gun control advocates say Britain doesn’t allow anyone to own a gun.  And look how safe it is there (see Hereford stabbings: Two men hurt in attacks posted 4/2/2013 on BBC News Hereford & Worcester).

Two men have been treated in hospital following two “serious attacks” in Hereford.

West Mercia Police said the two victims were believed to have been stabbed in the Hunderton and Westfaling Street areas of the city…

Supt Ivan Powell said: “We would like to reassure local people that we believe that we have now accounted for all suspects connected with the incidents.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation, but what I can say at this stage is that these appear to have been two separate, unprovoked assaults on members of the public.

“It is not thought that the victims are either known to each other or know their attackers.

Two separate, unprovoked and random knife attacks?  What, people are still assaulted even though there are no guns in Britain?  Is there a knife culture in Britain?  Do they need new knife control legislation?  To put an end to this knife violence?  Do they need to remove all knives from the people?  Including from the responsible knife owners?

Obviously it’s not the knives that are stabbing people.  People are stabbing people.  And I’m guessing that there are a lot of knife owners who never have stabbed anyone.  Just as there are a lot of gun owners in the United States that have never massacred unarmed men, women and children in theaters and schools.  Yet in the United States all we hear is about our gun culture.  And how we need to restrict gun ownership.

Of course the question that begs to be asked is this.  If we successfully prevent even the bad guys from owning a gun would they ever consider picking up another weapon?  Like a knife?  Or if we banned guns would that act simply make bad guys good?  Well, we can look to Britain and see the answer to that question.

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