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Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#1 13 years ago

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4581871.stm

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.

Guns, kitchen knives, are we to be stuck with safety scissors when they decide that we're not allowed metal in our own god damn country?




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#2 13 years ago

Ahahaa, that is really just sad.

How are you gonna cut your steak?




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#3 13 years ago

Yeah, and if they don't have knives they'll use letter openers, or ball-point pens, or forks! Where would it end? Some people are stupid...




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#4 13 years ago
Inyri ForgeWhere would it end?

They'll find a way to put us all into comas so that we cant possible run the risk of hurting eachother. We obviously cant be trusted with the freedom of movement or sensation in our own bodies.




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#5 13 years ago
Inyri ForgeYeah, and if they don't have knives they'll use letter openers, or ball-point pens, or forks! Where would it end?

It does seem as though whatever is used for or influences violent crime these days to any significant extent is at risk of certain people attempting to place a ban on it. Although I think we can be confident that this measure is not going to pass, it is sad that we cannot just rely on people to use logic and ride these incidents off as a few by those with terrible judgement.

What is next, power tools could be abused to the extent that somebody might propose to ban them from public access. We should be intelligent enough to make daily use of our tools and utsensils without fretting that a next door neighbor holding a rusty screwdriver, having a bad day, is going to go postal on us. It is quite rediculous. :vikki:




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#6 13 years ago

Now, I'm a fan of gun control myself, but that is just stupid.




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#7 13 years ago

I can see it now...

The NKA (National Knives Association)

"Knives dont kill people, people with knives kill other people!"

"There is no reason for a private individual to own a pointy object, its only purpose is to stab other people!"

This is why I refuse to give in on the gun issue. Yesterday it was guns, today its knives, tomorrow it will be the sharp pointy stick in the yard.

You people laughed when I said "Once they ban guns people will just use other weapons, and what will tehy do next, ban knives?"

And yet that is exactly what they want to do.




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#8 13 years ago

People can kill with their bare hands, or feet, or by headbutting. My solution? Amputate the head, legs, and arms at birth. That way, no one can threaten their neighbors or coworkers. It will be a quiet, peaceful, and safe world for all.




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#9 13 years ago

Thats just pathetic. You can kill someone with almost anything. Its just stupid people doing stupid things. The stupid people trying to ban those things so smart people can't use those things to do smart things. Use 3d glasses and it will all make sense.




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#10 13 years ago

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA!!!!!!

i cant even believe that! i just cant!