Yes they could, but what would be the point? It would impact on millions of people who legitimately and peacefully use knives ever day as part of thier work or hobby ...and to what end? Any mugger, yardie, hoodie, criminal or schhol kid just has to walk into the kitchen and take moms favourite Sabatier fillet knife to go do his dirty business. Fortunately, the logic of this is pretty undeniable to even the most dissinterested. Regardless of what you think of the British law sysytem, laws aren't passed that easily and any law that impacted so massively on the population would need to be the result of an overwhelming need, or theoretically demonstrate clear benefirts for society. The banning of knives does niether. It's clear another solution to knife crime must be found.
Originally Posted by Mantic
I very, very much doubt that any legislation will be passed that further restricts knife usage or ownership. The solution lies elsewhere. I would like to see much harsher penalties for the misuse of knives under the current laws - bang em up, ramp up the deterrant. That would be a sensible way forward and is far more likely to be the object of any change in law.
The press are having their usual field day and reporting every single misuse of knives. I yearn for the day when I get to see the headline 50 million knives used each day without incident.
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