Thursday, July 03, 2008

I knew This Was Going to Happen.

I guess it stood to reason that once guns were outlawed so that only criminals would have them that other weapons would be next.

They've outlawed most guns in Great Britain; now let's get rid of knives. The article says that the goal is not to outlaw knives but simply to remove them. I suppose taking knives from kids would in and of itself be a good thing, but government programs usually don't know when to stop.

At first I thought the article was tongue-in-cheek, but it's not.

Actually I'm not as concerned about this as I am gun rights as weapon-style knives are much less likely to be used in lawful manner. People rarely carry knives for self-defense -- except for Crocodile Dundee,



But that was fiction . . . or was it?



That was a Florida convenience store robbery. I would have loved to have heard the audio of that attempted robbery.

Now keeping weapons out of the hands of bad guys would be a never ending battle but allowing the law abiding citizen to take needed steps to defend themselves is a human right that transcends laws and government. I am less afraid of an AK-47 in the hands of a law-abiding citizen than a slingshot in the hands of a criminal. Criminals will always find weapons and honest people need the means to combat that.

13 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

"I am less afraid of an AK-47 in the hands of a law-abiding citizen than a slingshot in the hands of a criminal"

I wouldn't go that far, but I agree with you that banning knives is just plain dumb. Making a law against carrying them (other than a swiss army type knife) in public wouldn't bother me though. I'd be a little nervous if everybody was walking around carrying Bowie knives. Obviously, if you are out deer hunting in the woods, you need a big knife, but you don't need one sitting in a movie theatre or whatever. I loved both clips. It still cracks me up when Dundee says " just kids out havin' fun". Hillarious!

6:47 PM  
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6:47 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

LOL! I remember the movie and enjoyed seeing the clip again. I would also have loved to have heard the audio of the second one, Shoprat. It would have been far more interesting.

Liberals always seem to believe making something illegal will make it go away and exactly the opposite happens. They made alcohol illegal and only the crooks made a profit off of it and more people used it just because it was illegal. Sometimes I wonder if drugs and prostitution should be legalized. We aren't getting anywhere by making them illegal and the crooks are making a fortune! I hate what drugs does to people though, but they use them and there being illegal doesn't even put a dent in the number of people using them as far as I can see. I don't care about prostitution. If men want to pay for sex it's not any skin off of my nose. If it were legalized maybe it could be taxed and the pimps and crooks would go out of business. Banning guns would only make them more attractive and the crooks would make a fortune. It's all so stupid!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Legalize drugs? Why, Gayle! That's a "liberal" notion!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

so called "liberal" politicians think society is a bunch of little children who need their guidance to get though life. and liberals at large like to have anything other than themselves to blame for any misbehavior, they absolutely hate the thought of personal responsibility. killers are killers because the gun made them do it. rape is always the victims fault, thieves are thieves because locks aren't made good enough. the fault is always the tools at hand or society as a whole. NEVER! at any time, is the perpetrator at any personal fault.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Republicans do, to. Three teenagers die in a wreck and now we have a reupublican state rep trying to get a new law in that teenagers can only have one passenger. The problem is that these dips***s have nothing better to do than sit there in their ivory towers and come up with new ways to screw up our lives. When was the last time a politician said " this is a stupid law, let's take it off the books"? I think that they should just all go home and try to live under the stupid laws that they create.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

sigh...yeah tim, I know the republican party is chock full o liberals and liberal wannabe's too. heck, they are the majority even, look at who they nominated, Ted Kennedy's right hand man.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Knife attacks in Japan and the UK are up. Per The Week magazine. These are countries where firearms are STRICTLY prohibited.

BZ

7:42 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Next: baseball bats.
Next: pieces of wood.
Next: heavy statues.
Next: blocky bookends.
Next: martial arts.
Next: eating utensils.
Next: rocks.

BZ

7:44 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

...as BZ points out, if people want to kill and maim, they will find the means.
deal with the intent, dumbass politicians, not the tool.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Americaneocon said...

I saw this story in the news. They'll outlaw everything before you know it. The rage now is racial-sensitivity for toddlers, this week, at least, and if you're not with the program, well, you're racist!!

7:44 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

First off: legalizing drugs is not a liberal or conservative position but a libertarian one.

Yes neocon I saw that and all I could do was roll my eyes.

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