British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Someone stop Julia Child before she stabs again

The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people.

Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up.

Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504

Instead of gun crime, the UK worries about knife crime. And has been practicing knife control.

The UK outlawed the switchblade and gravity knife in 1959.

In 1988 possession of a pocket knife with a blade larger than 3 inches in public became illegal.

In 1996, it became illegal to sell a razor blade to anyone under the age of 16.

In 2007, you needed a license to be able to sell “non-domestic knives.”

Despite all that knifepoint robberies rose by 10 percent this year and there are some 60,000 stabbings each year. So the push is on to outlaw long kitchen knives. Once that’s done, surely utopia will be at hand.

A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.

They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.

They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.

The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.

“We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect.”

Certainly no law-abiding person needs a long blade kitchen knife. No one is talking about outlawing all kitchen knives. Just the ones with long blades. No reason for anyone to go beyond a paring knife anyway.

The chefs say so and what does Julia Child know anyway.

Take a good look America. This is where we’re headed under liberal dominion.

  • inokashira

    I suppose they will propose banning the assault models first. You know, the ones that look like the rest of the kitchen knives but have sinister black colored handles. The others will follow. You never know what evil lurks in ones kitchen. Next they will ban toilets. After too many pints of Guinness one could pass out and drown right? Let see; what can we ban next?.

  • tripdad

    Andrew Cuoimo “No one needs a six inch blade to cut vegetables”!

    • Cody

      I do wish he would cut his own throat with one, effing Commie.

    • Leslie

      Andrew obviously doesn’t cook his own food.

  • anonymous

    Might as well ban water to stop people from drowning others.

  • Cody

    Why don’t they just ban murder and be done with it once and for all?

  • deadeye

    you guys do know ,for criminals to solve this problem all they wold have to do is just to take long stick and the paring knife fasting it together and bingo you got a spear ,actually the best way for a criminal to kill people wold be a car fast and hard to stop and very lethal ,well good luck Brits , us yanks wish we could help but we got our hands full , them dam commies are trying very hard to our guns i think there trying to start a civil war check this out –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFxOK1VGKBw

  • http://www.deathbycoldsteelreport.com/ Seattle206723

    Just maybe! If they can kick this guy out; then maybe they can bring some sanity to England.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHk3xzN8JZQ

  • withinNB

    Who are these crazy politicians who make these decisions? And we elect them into office .. nuts !!!

  • Blah

    mental health care in Canada and America is in piss port standings. “Treatment” usually consist of jail time, then they are released un treated to reoffend.

    How about we address the reasons for violence rather than adding NERF to the entire fabric of society and removing freedoms in the name of security?

  • Red Eye Robot