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Doctors seek kitchen knife ban

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Brat7748, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. Brat7748

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    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1559829/posts

    Key points • Doctors claim long kitchen knives serve no purpose except as weapons • 55 out of 108 homicide victims in Scotland were stabbed last year • Police superintendents say a ban would be difficult to enforce

    Key quote "Many assaults are impulsive, often triggered by alcohol or misuse of other drugs, and the long pointed kitchen knife is an easily available, potentially lethal weapon, particularly in the domestic setting" - Dr Emma Hern, writing in British Medical Journal


    (Excerpt) Read more at news.scotsman.com ...
     
  2. Atticus

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    This brain damage must be associated with heavy metals in the diet or such.
     
  3. MS .45

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    I heard about this a while back. What will this doctor suggest if the weapon of choice changes to something else (chair, lamp, tire iron, bat, hammer, pen, pencil ect..)? Human nature will not be legislated.
     
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    it's hard to believe that supposedly learned people can be so stupid.
     
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    after reading the whole story, and noting that the interviewed "chefs" claimed that big knives were not necessary in the kitchen, i can only conclude that whatever barbarian originally came up with the idea of a big kitchen knife must have been a savage, murderous beast, and that my mother is a closet homicidal maniac.
     
  6. Nathaniel Firethorn

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    People who visit a doctor are 87% more likely to have a serious illness than those who do not.

    Ban doctors.

    - NF
     
  7. odysseus

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    Other news headlines:

    "British Doctors recommend stiff laws on chewing of food to prevent choking."

    "British Doctors appeal to lawmakers for large fines for failing to tie shoelaces."

    "British Doctors recommend harsh penalties for getting into a car and driving"

    "British Doctors ask for regulation on mops, and their ability to create slippery floors"

    :D
     
  8. Iain

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    An amusing example of how small the world is.

    This ancient (and ignored by all relevant authorities) piece of news was revived in another thread on here just yesterday. I presume it found it's way to freerepublic and then back here again.
     
  9. palerider1

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    i think this doctor thumped his texbooks too hard on his head when in college:banghead:
     
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    You posted to assure us that it isn't going to happen?
    You should be aware that we sit here guarding our liberty, but can't understand just what you Brits are up to, over there!:D
     
  12. Iain

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    This particular incursion upon my culinary liberties does seem unlikely.

    It's quite an old story, and if I remember correctly it did provoke widespread derision, even here. Several 'celebrity chefs' came out and stated they hadn't been approached by this doctor and that they quite liked their big pointy knives thank you very much.
     
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    If they ban large knives, then they will also need to ban dowel rods, broom sticks, etc. This is due to the fact that a small knife (or even a piece of flint) can be attached to a long rod and turned into a nice long spear.

    You can't turn back the hands of time to abolish nuclear weapons, and you can't turn back the hands of time to abolish firearms, and you can't turn back the hands of time to abolish swords and knives. Heck, you can't even turn back the hands of time to abolish a sharpened stick.
     
  14. Fly320s

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    I'd better run out and get that 12" Henckels chef's knife I have my eye on before it's too late. Better get the cleaver and 6" tactical santoku while I'm at it.
     
  15. Molon Labe

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    In 100% of cases, a hand is used to hold a knife when it's used to stab someone. A hand is also used to hold a gun. In addition, hands are used to wield brass knuckles, baseball bats, and ice picks. Hands are also used to make fists, which are commonly used in barroom fights.

    Do you see it now? The root problem is hands.

    We need to regulate hands.
     
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    Love those santoku's. Nothing faster through dicing for me...
     
  17. progunner1957

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    The only true solution to violence

    The answer to all the violence is simple: Outlaw everything - I MEAN EVERYTHING - that a person could possibly use as a weapon to hurt or kill another person or themselves.

    Such as:
    Scissors
    Nail files
    Razor blades
    Electrical cords
    Ropes
    All heavy cord
    Lawn mower blades
    Large flashlights
    Gardening implements/hand tools
    Hard liquor
    Pain medication
    Sleeping medication
    Wire coat hangers
    Ink pens
    Pencils
    Belts
    Padlocks
    Screw drivers
    Hammers
    Heavy wrenches
    Hack saws
    Rat/mouse poison
    Metal/hard plastic levels over 6 inches in length
    "C" and "D" cell batteries
    Gasoline
    Drain Cleaner
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    Bricks
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    Heavy glass beer mugs
    Heavy glass/ceramic coffe cups
    Shovels
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    Lengths of 2x4 longer than 6 inches
    Weed eaters
    Butter knives
    Steak knives
    Kitchen knives
    Hair spray
    Deodorant spray
    Pliers
    Wire cutters
    Tinsnips
    Socks

    Any and all of the above items can be used as a stabbing weapon, cutting weapon, impact weapon, poision or garrote (choking weapon), for example:

    Padlock on a belt: Impact weapon
    Pen/pencil: Stabbing weapon (eye socket)
    Hard liquor combined with pain/sleeping medicine: Poison weapon
    4-6 "C" or "D" batteries in a sock: Impact weapon
    Hair spray: Poison weapon (spray in eyes)
    Wire coat hanger: Garrote

    The only true solution: Outlaw EVERYTHING.:barf:
     
  18. Janitor

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    A sock full of pennies. ...

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    Oops - missed your sock and batteries. Never mind. Ok. Break a credit card and note how sharp an edge it can leave. Nasty jagged wound too. At least so I hear it might be.

    It would be interesting to see just what would go on the good doctors list of things that don't need to be controlled before they hurt somebody.
     
  19. Sleeping Dog

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    I've had English food. Doctors could claim that kitchens serve no purpose except as weapons.

    :p

    (just kidding ... haggis ... mmmm)

    Regards.
     
  20. Pawcatch

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    We beat this topic to death back in May and all that is out there is that tired old article.Why hasn't hardly anybody else jumped up and supported it?
    I've searched all over the net and watched BBC every day and I have yetto see it mentioned again in the British press.
    But that doesn't stop many on this forum from acting like it's about to become law.
    So I don't think we actually have a leg to stand on unless it actually becomes law.
     
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    Hmmm. Read this and had to wonder.

    I infer from your post that if it actually were to become law, that we would have a leg to stand on?

    Which leg would that be? The one that says people in another country are welcome to tell them how to run theirs?
     
  22. PATH

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    You just cannot make this stuff up!:D
     
  23. EddieCoyle

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    They should do it for the children.
     
  24. Pawcatch

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    Janitor,
    that's basically what I'm saying.Maybe not to that extreme,but that's the idea.
     
  25. ball3006

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    How are they going to do that.....

    none of my kitchen knives are registered and there is no paper trail from when I bought them.........but then again, this is from a country that makes sausage in a sheep's stomach and drinks their beer warm.............chris3
     
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