You’d think these people would have learnt the lesson after banning guns (which unlike knives that are generally retrieved, guns tend to leave a permanent marker in the victim - the bullet rifling marks so you can tell which type of firearm it was). Furthermore ban something, and all of a sudden it becomes terribly fashionable with the criminal fraternity. And how much has gun crime gone up since the ban?
The other tiny point worth mentioning is that guns weren’t kept in wooden blocks in collections of 12 in the kitchen. When you wanted to cut up a steak for a beef stir fry, you didn’t think “Shall I use the Uzi 9mm, the Ingram 9mm or go for a bit of finesse with a Steyr Aug 5.56 to chop it up. Pass the RPG, I've got to mix a salad". As a result there were a few hundred billion less of them in circulation. Are the knife registration teams going to do house to house registration on each piece of cutlery in every household? “Ok now I want to photograph all your butter knives”. What if you carry out an illegal modification on another kitchen implement? “I’m arresting you for being in possession of a viciously sharp cruet set”.
They also plan to ban Swords. Now I collect swords, and have 5 cavalry swords, various tribal weapons and a fencing blade at home. Apparently I will have to have a good reason or adding to my collection of antique swords. I don’t suppose “they look cool on the wall” will cut it. Does anybody have any suggestions to justifying me needing one? I was going to go for "swatting mosquitoes".
Now I know we bloggers are accused of offering criticism rather than solutions so here’s an idea… Instead of criminalising the general public, why not lock up people who use them to stab other people for a change? Just something you might, perhaps want to examine.