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UK Doctors want to ban Kitchen Knives.


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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.

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

None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.

Home Office spokesperson said there were already extensive restrictions in place to control the sale and possession of knives.

"The law already prohibits the possession of offensive weapons in a public place, and the possession of knives in public without good reason or lawful authority, with the exception of a folding pocket knife with a blade not exceeding three inches.

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http://news.bbc.co.u...lth/4581871.stm

I hope I have fallen for some elaborate prank article...

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They should be banned Kurb... everyone with a brain knows that it's the weapons that are the problem, not the people... don't you dare tell me otherwise.

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Well, for the most part, regarding the necessity of a big pointed knife for cooking, it's true. Curved front knives work just as well for anything that you would use a big knife for.

IE. knives shaped like this

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instead of this:

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This doesn't mean that I think they should be banned, however.

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I can't believe you actually just tried to defend that viewpoint with a discussion on knife aesthetics and curvature

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I can't believe you actually just tried to defend that viewpoint with a discussion on knife aesthetics and curvature

I didn't genius. That was the reason they used, regarding their kitchen necessity. I was pointing out that it was, in fact, true - they aren't "necessary" for cooking applications.

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I think our military should be the only ones who should have such advanced weaponry.

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It's the sharpness they should regulate.

Knives are fine, but really sharp ones should obviously be banned or require extensive cooking permits.

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I'll give you my knife when you pry it from my cold dead hands

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Am I to come away from this thinking we shouldn't restrict guns because one day they might try and restrict knives too?

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Am I to come away from this thinking we shouldn't restrict guns because one day they might try and restrict knives too?

Who said guns ? I'm not talking about Guns! Knives are slashing people across the UK!!!!!!!!

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you don't need knives to make crappy English foods..a kidney pie anyone?

These doctors are on to something.

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