Saturday, March 18

And So It Begins

I have long said that once they managed to ban legal possession of firearms that it was only a matter of time before they came after knives. However other than Japan, whose extremely restrictive weapons laws date to before the Tokugawa Shoganate, I had only a gut feeling to really go on. Various jurisdictions place restrictions on the type of blade you can carry in public, but in the United States you can own anything you want. I was begining to think that I was wrong in my hypothesis, but it seems I was mistaken.

Scots opposed to ban on sale of swords
THE sale of swords in Scotland should not be banned, according to a consultation exercise on plans to tackle violent crime.

Details of the survey, published yesterday, also show the public appears divided over whether to license shops selling non-domestic knives.
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The consultation, issued last June, set out a range of proposals to tighten the sale of bladed weapons, including introducing a licensing scheme for the sale of non-domestic knives.

Cathy Jamieson, the justice minister, said she would announce her final decision soon. She said: "We are determined to crack down on the knife-carrying culture, which has cut short too many young lives."

The desire to blame the weapon rather than the hand that wields it is almost a religion among the L³eft, and personal responsibility for one's own safety a heresy up there with human sacrifice.

Fortunately, at least for now, gun control is a dead issue in the United States (except in the Moonbat Hunting Preserve by the Bay). But the Brits lost the war on gun control in the '90's. Now they are coming for your knives.

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