It’s almost not necessary to add anything to the headline. It almost says it all. Still…
Unidentified citizen who supports the knife ban gives the camera a big thumbs up.
Good Morning. It’s Monday, April 9th, not April first. I just want you to be super clear about the fact that this is not April Fool’s Day. You’ll need to keep remembering that as we go on.
SO… as you know, in London, England, you can’t own a gun. Also true of everywhere else in England. Americans like to bring that up a lot during gun control debates. They say “when was the last big shooting in England?” as if that proves something.
What it doesn’t prove is that London is murder-free. You know why? You can’t gun control the world to perfection. It’s a hard thing to learn even in America.
In London, it’s worse than that. Mayor Sadiq Khan thinks you can knife control the city to perfection. It is, of course, an idea of utter stupidity, from a mind obviously rotted by Social Justice Liberal Safe Space Buzzword Nickname Intersectional Orthagonal… well I don’t know what it’s called these days. Let’s just stick with “this is really stupid.”
Check it out:
No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law. https://t.co/XILUvIFLOW
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) April 8, 2018
“The full force of the law” makes me giggle. I’m sure criminals with guns and knives are quaking in their British-word-for-boots over that one.
Most of the homicides in the city this year, the number of which have topped those in New York City for two months in a row, are the result of stabbings. Because gun control doesn’t stop murder. But the Mayor thinks it will if he really makes it clear about knives too, which are already also heavily restricted.
I feel like pointing out here that in addition to gun and knife bans, London is also one of the most heavily monitored cities in the world, with about one surveillance camera per 11 citizens.
Did we go over the fact that more people are dead of murder than in New York City? Which is in America (Second Amendment), where you can own a knife (because duh) and where there are not cameras up each and every butt?
Can this get dumber though?
Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.
He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.
Don’t forget that today is April the ninth. I cannot stress enough how much it is not April first right now. That’s a topic of actual debate in the UK. Whether or not to ban the private owning and use of kitchen knives.
BUT CAN THIS GET DUMBER YOU ASK? Come on brotato, you know it can.
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) April 6, 2018
BOOM. If you didn’t watch that, it’s an ad campaign featuring teenagers with hip music and super fresh jump cuts and fonts explaining in that style – in that style – in that style – where every person in the video repeats the same sentence, that they don’t need or carry a knife.
It would be easy to say here that government wants you defenseless, and of course that’s fairly true (at least across the pond) but it’s a lot more accurate to say that liberals want you defenseless. Utterly.
If you don’t think the knife ban argument would follow directly from the gun ban one, just ask yourself how quickly the argument against Confederate statues evolved to include Union ones. (We should still ditch the Confederate ones anyway, though. Sorry. South lost. Get over it.)
In the United Kingdom, and in France, mass attacks and terror attacks take place. Murders take place. They are done with bombs, with guns, with knives and machetes, with cars. Newsflash: bad guys do bad things.
What is different here from there is that here we aren’t walking around utterly defenseless against bad guys. Not if we don’t choose to.
One of my favorite quotes used to come up all the time in Second Amendment debates, but it’s fallen into disuse of late. I’m bringing it back.
“You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” – Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Liberals would have you believe the quote is apocryphal or at least mis-attributed, but I’m not buying that propaganda. No sale. You know why?
Because it’s an accurate observation. True words tend to be truly spoken. And it would be just so convenient for the left to discredit it. No sale.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go clean my rifle and Bowie knife. Happy Bald Eagles and Country Music Monday to all y’all.
(No, I don’t know if that’s a real holiday, but who’s gonna stop me?)
Caleb Howe is the Managing Editor of RedState. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.