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BBC article on "losing the fight on knife crime"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hithard, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. hithard

    hithard Member

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    Take a look at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7733366.stm

    Possibly we are just going to trade one problem for another,(knifes instead of guns). Not to mention then allow the search and seizure at any given time.

    Yes, look at the wonderful safe haven they have created for themselves!
     
  2. Vonderek

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    I traveled about England 11 years ago and was struck by all the knife killings. Every day there were reports in the newspaper of someone being stabbed to death.
     
  3. ByAnyMeans

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    Wait a minute, I thought by banning guns all of their citizens became angels for it was those evil guns that commited all those crimes. You mean to tell me an inanimate object held no mind control power, shocked truly shocked I am. Unless of course the evil of those guns was reincarnated into pointy objects. It can't possible be that bad people do bad things can it ?
     
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    Heh, do people even listen to themselves? Are knives magnetic or something? Having one on you magically means you're going to be stabbed?

    Don't we run into the same arguments here with guns? If you have a gun you're more likely to be killed by one?

    Maybe if they took .01 seconds to think about it, they would realize that most who are carrying a knife/gun, who are killed by a knife/gun, are probably part of the criminal element. This is what makes them more likely to be stabbed/killed, not the mere presence of an inanimate object! Sheesh! Common sense ain't so common...

    Dope
     
  5. WardenWolf

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    And it couldn't be that it's even easier now for bad people to overpower the sick and the weak because they lack a means of self-defense, could it?
     
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    It just goes to show you that people are basically aggressive, if you take away the guns, they will find another way. Knives work.

    Fear? Panic buying of AR's here and panic carrying of knives in GB.

    The searches would not go over real well here. Is it possible that people are carrying knives for protection as poor a method as it is. Why aren't the police protecting these people from evil knives? They got rid of the guns. Their world should be a utopia by now. Is it possible that it is just human nature?

    We have to get those knives off the streets....
     
  7. dispatch55126

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    I just realized I'm a criminal. I always carry a pocket knife:rolleyes:
     
  8. StorkPatrol

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    Plot summary:
    Many, many people out there are stupid.
    A few people are also aggressive.
    Mixing stupid with aggressive an an environment lacking guns results in stabbings.
    Thinking about human nature makes me depressed.

    -Stork
     
  9. StorkPatrol

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    Plot summary:
    Many, many people out there are stupid.
    A few people are also aggressive.
    Mixing stupid with aggressive an an environment lacking guns results in stabbings.
    Thinking about human nature makes me depressed.

    -Stork
     
  10. ServiceSoon

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    Their argument will be that it is easier to kill people with a firearm than a knife, especially large groups of people. So ban all the guns!

    As far and warrantless searches go, it appears American's forgot why we succeeded from them over 200 years ago. It is all a trade off, the people just have to figure out what they want.
     
  11. razorback2003

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    To be an American and living in the USA! There is a reason why we formed our own country over 200 years ago.
     
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