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Let’s Ban Everything Pointy To Reduce Deaths

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
Waking Times 

The nanny mentality of those who create scientific studies and government policy have increased their insanity. Researchers are now calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.

Yes, I’m serious and we’re not talking about a klingon or batleth weapon here. A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and since kitchen knives are used in half of all stabbings, it’s time to ban them. Why? Because nanny knows best.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon. This research was actually published in the British Medical Journal.

But why stop at kitchen knives? Why not ban ice picks, scissors, tweezers, needles, scalpels, utility knives, gardening tools, or anything else with a pointed tip?

It is very difficult to deny the assault currently underway on freedom of choice and the efforts being put forth to disarm people from any type of object that can inflict harm, regardless of its intended purpose.

The controlling mindset of those attempting to protect every person from everything has gone off the deep end. From the anti-bullying movementto government intrusion in banning all guns from public possession, there is no longer logic in building government policy or formulating scientific protocols around modes of reason. All is based on the ludicrous nature of our nanny culture. There is an absolute refusal to accept the fact that it is the people who cause harm and not the objects they classify as weapons themselves.

In gun control debates, facts like Switzerland having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, yet one of the highest numbers of guns per capita, seems to be a little tidbit that is quickly dismissed by the mainstream and policy makers.

The researchers from this study said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.

Apparently ten chefs are enough to base a study revolving around the banning of pointy knives. What about camping, fishing, or something very general like opening a well-taped cardboard box? Are chefs the authority on the effectiveness of pointy knives in these instances as well?

They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

The researchers said a short pointed knife may cause a substantial superficial wound if used in an assault – but is unlikely to penetrate to inner organs.

The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.

“We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect.”

“Offensive weapons are defined as any weapon designed or adapted to cause injury, or intended by the person possessing them to do so.

Critics claim that knives are not designed or adapted to cause injury to human beings and are simply designed as effective cutting tools for food.

Dr. Bonnie Weston said such logic could easily be transferred to any sharp object. “A scalpel can sever an artery in a microsecond and kill a man if used a weapon, however their design is functional for their intended purpose being an incision and surgical tool,” she stated.

A spokesperson for the Association of Chief Police Officers said: “ACPO supports any move to reduce the number of knife related incidents, however, it is important to consider the practicalities of enforcing such changes.”

About the Author

Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.

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12 Comments on "Let’s Ban Everything Pointy To Reduce Deaths"

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  1. David says:

    It is already illegal to carry concealed knives in my city (Portland, Oregon). When I was at the Culinary Institute, I was warned to always carry my knives in the case openly to make it obvious they were tools not weapons. In the UK knife attacks have gone up since the restricted gun ownership severely, so now they want to start banning the knives next. IMHO people should be able to have any kind of weapon they want at home, but should not be carrying loaded weapons around. Police should not carry weapon either, because it makes them scary to the public, and they are always scared the gun might be taken away and used against them. Cops used to walk their beats unarmed, and they should go back to doing that. They use their weapons so rarely, it makes no sense for them to carry around weapons making themselves a target. If they do encounter a scary situation, they can immediately call SWAT. When people will not behave, they have net guns which can quickly tangle the person in a net, which protects both them and the police officer from harm. Don’t laugh, some law enforcement agencies have already adopted the net gun (google it)! It makes more sense than beating, pepper-spraying, or tasering people, much less shooting them. The way it is now, police are shooting citizens in ways that appear to be blatant murder and getting away with it. I do not blame the police, I blame the system. We need to change OUR system, so our police officers can be PEACE OFFICERS rather than “aw ENFORCEMENT officers. Police should wear an audio-video recorder and have it on while they are working for US, That would keep everybody honest, be good for training purposes, and there would be no more need for lengthy paperwork. A win-win situation for everybody!

    • Average Joe American says:

      Beat cops “…use their weapons so rarely, it makes no sense for them to carry around weapons making themselves a target. If they do encounter a scary situation, they can immediately call SWAT.”

      So, why’d they start carrying guns? (Why do people wear insect repellent? It’s not as though they’re being bitten.)

      And what do you do if YOU encounter a scary situation? Immediately call a cop. Who in turn, you say, will call SWAT.

      But then some may say that SWAT never gets attacked so why do they need guns? And what if they shoot the wrong guy, or someone takes their guns away from them?

      So they will have to disarm, and be given a special radio to call Super SWAT, who can call Supercalifragelistic SWAT…

      Hey, save yourself a pantload of tax dollars, buy a gun and some bullets and learn how to safely carry and use them. Or would that be too logical?

    • Joe E. says:

      you have NO IDEA what you’re talking about. Police officers can’t afford to be injured any more than you and I can afford it. In other words, if you were confronted by someone wishing to attack you, you would do whatever it takes to defend yourself. A Law Enforcement Officer can’t afford to get beaten up every day, he does the job day in and day out. You can imagine how much it would cost to be constantly replacing injured or killed officers.

      And what about hose who can’t be reasoned with? Do you really think you can talk a guy out of doing violence, if he’s running on a chemical cocktail of adrenaline and hormones, or drugged up, or just plain socio- or psycho-pathic, and out of control?

      Your argument makes sense if the only thing officers had to worry about were calm and cooperative individuals, like you or I. But that isn’t reality.

      The reality is, when someone who can’t be reasoned with and can’t feel pain comes at you, you do whatever it takes to get out of there safely. Officers try to do as little damage as possible, but they shouldn’t have to put their own lives in jeopardy just to be politically correct.

      Read “Meditations on Violence.” If that doesn’t convince you that the TRULY dangerous are NOTHING like you and I, then I really have no other advice to offer you.

      I do have a question, though…

      Are you a Law Enforcement Officer?

      And by the way… A tape recording doesn’t mean anything to someone who’s on the verge of a psychotic break.

      Respectfully Submitted.

  2. William Burke says:

    The ANTI-BULLYING BULLIES. How about stairs and swimming pools. POOLS AND STAIRS KILL PEOPLE, MAN!!!

    A Storm Named Sandy… Sandy Hook… YOU ARE GETTING VERY SLEEPY…

  3. Eileen Kuch says:

    Great idea, David. Net guns would definitely be most practical in situations where protests get out of hand. These devices eject a net wide enough to trap a handful of people; and, better yet, cause no injuries to either violent protesters or police officers.

    I’ve seen these net guns used in training exercises; and, they’re the best tools for catching criminals as well as controlling violent protests or riots.

  4. Steven says:

    After guns and knives what is next? Tools, forks, picks, shovels, sticks and stones? The elites and their fellow travellers have lost it and are unfit to rule! Reclaim your god given freedom people.

  5. Italics Mine says:

    And not just pointy things. A person could be hurt with a beer bottle, a saucer, a book, or even an apple None of us will be safe until government proves that they care and ban EVERYTHING!

  6. Alessia says:

    This has nothing to do with reducing stabbings or protecting civilians. It’s all about making the populace defenseless in the coming civil war which TPTB expect to begin following the expected global financial collapse.

  7. abinico warez says:

    Ban stupidity.

  8. Mad Monk says:

    King Louis XIV banned pointed table knives since the nobles had a bad habit of killing each other with them, hence the rounded table knife you all probably have in you kitchens. Of course that simply lead to French nobles making more effective use of daggers and boot knives. When I lived in the the UK back in the early 90s, the preferred method of murder was bludgeoning. You can’t legislate behavior.

    • Joe E. says:

      Agreed. You can’t control individuals, only deter them with threats of consequences.

      This is why everyone should have the ability and means to protect themselves.

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