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#1 Kurb

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

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

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#2 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

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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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

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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#4 Floppin

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

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

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

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

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

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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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

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

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

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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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

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

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

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

#11 Kurb

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

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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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

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

These doctors are on to something.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Oh man you crazy British people and your homicide rate that's 500% lower than ours! When will you ever learn to stop looking for ways to reduce it?!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Also ban high capacity drawers capable of holding multiple knives. Also gripped handles should be regulated since that allows the user more precision control.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Oh man you crazy British people and your homicide rate that's 500% lower than ours! When will you ever learn to stop looking for ways to reduce it?!


500% less?

They're using violence to bring people back to life?


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