More than 8,000 criminals a year are being let off with a "caution" for carrying a knife, according to British press accounts. In the last six years, the annual total of cautions has grown by 3,000.
Draconian gun-control laws in the U.K. - that only law-abiding citizens adhere to - have not created the safe, secure, violence-free island of St. Thomas More's Utopia that was promised by the gun grabbers.
Having an "article with a blade or point" in a public place might be the only way for a person to defend himself and his loved ones.
The government says the police are acting proactively to send clear notice that they are trying to make the streets safer. Blimey! How can the streets not be safe since guns were outlawed? Why are robbery and violence escalating - and in some areas, skyrocketing?
The Brits haven't learned that inanimate objects do not cause crime. Guns and knives do not rob, rape or murder. Criminals will use whatever means possible to prey on the innocent; potential victims will use whatever means possible to defend themselves.
And when Big Brother then grabs every fork, spoon and toothpick in Britain, will anyone, no matter how trustworthy, be allowed to hold a rock?
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Ya'll, think now. Thar' warn't no guns or knives when Cain bludgeoned Abel wif' a rock. Murder is in the heart--not the instrument.
Taking personal weapons from decent folks only turns decent folks into bait for psychopaths.