Doctors in England Call for a Ban on Long Knifes


Ah, good to see the nanny state is in full swing over across the pond.

A&E doctors are calling for a ban on long pointed kitchen knives to reduce deaths from stabbing.

A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.

The research is published in the British Medical Journal.

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

Posted May 27, 2005 by
Bizarre, Fun, General | 3 comments

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Doctors in England Call for a Ban on Long Knifes”

    1. Ed Flinn on May 27th, 2005 11:02 am

      And yet, any maniac can still buy a bunch of bananas!

    2. Mark in Mexico on May 27th, 2005 12:11 pm

      Jim Bowie rolls over in his grave

      They can have my pointy-edged, razor-sharp knife when they can pry it out of my cold dead hands. 25 bucks would also work.

    3. Don Singleton on May 27th, 2005 12:37 pm

      Doctors’ kitchen knives ban call

      And how many of those teenagers have been carrying long kitchen knives?

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