SICKENING street weapons such as zombie knives and knuckledusters are to face a complete ban, under a dramatic new crackdown. Home Secretary Amber Rudd will today propose to make possessing them illegal everywhere, whether in public or at home.H/T: The Captain
No, they're not outlawing ALL knives ... just "bad knives".
Judging from the photo accompanying the original article, it appears that the Brits don't like serrated blades, curved blades, long blades, thin blades with sharp pointy ends, and anything else that looks "sickening".
The article doesn't provide much details ... well, they're Brits and not as good at details as they are at sensationalism.
Not that "The Amis" (we Americans) are much better at defining the things we choose to ban; look at our government's attempt to define "Assault Weapons" so they could keep said weapons out of our irresponsible civilian hands.
It seems to me that there is no difference between governments in "The Free World" and "The Tyrant Countries", except that we here are suppose to be the masters and the government our servant.
Yes, we are just that gullible.
(BTW ... Note to Mark: I'll have the deed to that bridge in the mail to you as soon as your check clears.)
(See Below The Fold for references)
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying:
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.Einstein was wrong: THAT will be the face of WW III, if The Brits have anything to say about it.
I prefer the quote by Thomas Hobbes in "The Leviathan" ...
In "the state of nature" (the absence of the rule of law), Mans life is "nasty, brutish and short"... for that is the state of degeneration toward which The Brits are treading.
Ultimately, see Robert A. Heinlein:
And it seems to me characteristic of a society as it gets older, and more crowded, and higher .... Well, in the first place an armed society is a polite society.