Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Don't forget scissors, your honor

"Judge calls for 10in pointed kitchen knives to be ground down to a rounded end after hearing three serious stabbing cases in last three months".

Too bad there's no one around to Make Britain Great Again. Quite the opposite, as the arrest of activist Tommy Robinson and the government-mandated news blackout surrounding him illustrates. More from Mark Steyn here, and Robert Spencer here.


Steve at the Pub said...

Very carefully did I read that article, yet I was unable to find the part where judgey-boy has gone and had his kitchen knives ground down to a rounded end.

Why would that be?

JeffS said...

Stabbing is the secondary technique when employing a knife as a weapon -- it imposes a lot of pain, but the wounds are seldom fatal unto themselves, especially when the victim (or opponent) resists. Crippling, yes, but mostly fatal only through exsanguination.

No, a trained person slashes with a knife to cripple the victim/opponent, and THEN finishes them off with a stab, when they are less able to resist. Or just lets them bleed to death.

About the only time that a stabbing attack works at first is when there's an element of surprise, or a large dollop of luck. Or both.

I say this because rounding off the pointy ends doesn't prevent stabbings, but does encourage slashings. Assuming that the criminal/terrorist doesn't grind the point back on again.

Stupid socialists.

rinardman said...

Stuff like this used to be funny, when it was coming from The Onion.

Now that it's real life, it's just depressing.

Deborah said...

The judge is effectively ordering them to manufacture spoons. Someone should remind him of why the Sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman in Prince of Thieves) had such an affinity for spoons.

"Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?

Sheriff of Nottingham: Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more."

Paco said...

Steve: I am equally baffled.