That’s both hilarious and pathetic, but nothing compared to what “knife control” actually means. The London police are bragging about the “deadly weapons” they pulled off the streets in a recent sweep and it appears knife control also involves pliers control and scissors control.
I wish I was funny enough to make this up, but here is a real tweet from the London Metropolitan Police:
Let’s see if we can identify all of these lethal weapons: there’s 2 screwdrivers, a file, a pair of scissors, a pair of pliers, and some needlenose pliers (the assault weapon of pliers). Was this a weapons bust or a trip to the hardware store? Imagine if they had scored a ratchet set or a tape measure. The streets of London would truly be safe from violent handymen.
Handguns are completely banned in the UK and long gun ownership is a difficult to achieve privilege. London has also banned knives, which makes buttering toast a near impossibility. Now it looks like any kind of hardware is forbidden so here are some things Londoners may no longer do:
-Screw or unscrew anything.
-Wrap a Christmas present.
-Loosen or tighten a nut.
-File a piece of metal.
This London police “weapons” sweep is part of something they call “Operation Sceptre” which sounds like a bad guy organization from a James Bond film. It’s something different, but no less evil. Basically the London police can and do stop random people and search them for weapons. It’s “stop and frisk” on steroids:
We launched Operation Sceptre in July 2015 with the aim of reducing knife crime and the number families affected by knife crime across the whole of London. The launch was designed to coincide with new legislation that means that those convicted of carrying a knife for the second time will face a mandatory custodial sentence. Operation Sceptre seeks to target not only those who carry and use knives, but also the supply, access and importation of weapons.
During phase six of Operation Sceptre in October 2016 we conducted the highest number of anti knife-crime activities on London boroughs since the initiative was launched and as a result took 399 weapons off the streets, the highest number since Sceptre began.
In total we have conducted 5791 Weapon Sweeps and 700 Test Purchase operations in shops that sell knives. A total of 4565 stop and searches were conducted during those six weeks resulting in 793 arrests [from stop and search alone].
The operation has resulted in a total of 2294 arrests, 473 of which were for possession of a knife or weapon and the recovery and removal of 1435 weapons from the streets of London.
Notice how they’ve been doing this for 3 years and stabbings are only getting worse in London? I did. It’s almost like prohibition doesn’t do jack-squat to stop people from getting their hands on things that are banned.
Obviously this is hysterical, but it should also serve as a warning. This is the level of personal freedom American liberals want for us. The left holds up countries like England as the models for reducing violence. They want to ban guns, and then they will go after knives. If the democrats ever get control of the US government, eventually we won’t be allowed to own a door planer or a set of channel grips.