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Government to licence sale of ‘Non-Domestic’ Knives – This is a joke, right? Guys..?

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What exactly makes a ‘non-domestic’ knife more dangerous than a ‘domestic knife’? Surely, there must be some mystical voodoo conjured from the former to warrent the government into stealing our money in order to come up with more useless liberty-stripping bureaucracy.


TheScotsman

HUNTING shops and other outlets selling non-domestic knives have been given 12 months to get a licence under a government crackdown on knife crime.
Window displays of knives will be banned, and retailers will have to keep a record of knives sold and of how they checked the age of the purchaser.

The licences will cover specialist shops that sell items such as hunting knives and machetes but will not apply to stores selling ordinary domestic knives.

Licensing boards will also have the power to set extra conditions to reflect local circumstances.

Councils will start receiving applications by 1 September, with a 1 December deadline, justice secretary Kenny MacAskill announced yesterday.

The system dates back to legislation launched by Labour in the last Scottish Parliament but not enacted until 2007, and a consultation exercise was then held. That exercise resulted in some requirements – such as CCTV cameras outside shops selling knives – being left to councils’ discretion instead of being compulsory, prompting Labour accusations that the scheme was being watered down.

Announcing the timetable, Mr MacAskill said hunting and fishing knives were dangerous weapons in the wrong hands.

“That’s why we’re introducing this licensing scheme to make sure those who sell these knives do so responsibly and comply fully with the law,” he said.

Really, this type of encroaching statism isn’t even remotely suprising anymore. Hell, just get it over with and licence the use of knives. Ban them all together and have legislation drafted up requiring all food be pre cut into bite sized chunks… The quicker you implement your totalitarian dream, the quicker people will realize how essential their cherished liberties were, and take quick steps to reclaim them.

Looking at the mentality displayed in the comments section, I hope you’ll agree that it’s a sad day for humanity when this type of cringtastic tripe is spewed from the mouth of a sovereign man…

They should ban the sale of pointed knives to the general public. The only people who need specialist knives with a pointed end are butchers. Round nosed knives do everything that you legitimately need a knife to do.

*Cringes*

On another note, I recall that not too long ago I was asked to produce proof of age when purchasing a file… Yes, the most henious of all objects, those pesky files, a scorn on our once tranquil society, sent by Satan himself to corrupt the mind’s of our precious young offspring…

Still, at the very least, we can be sure teaspoons have escaped the clutches of these Safety Nazi piles of…. Wait, no, teaspoons are evil as well apparently. Hell, why does the government even bother when private businesses are flying the flag of Safety Nazism on their own accord…

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Man jailed for 3 years over ownership of .22 revolver

Here’s something that will make the blood of every self respecting libertarian boil. ‘Injustice’ can’t even begin fathom the level of insanity displayed by this county’s legal system.

Man who kept US pistol is jailed

A man has been jailed for three years after a gun was found among his belongings shipped back from the USA.

This is proof positive that this country is officially insane. In fact, it goes beyond insane and into damn right vile when further incite reveals that the firearm in quetion was used for work related purposes and was mistakenly shipped back from the US.

Norwich Crown Court heard Richardson was given the gun to kill rattlesnakes when he was working in the USA and it was wrongly shipped to the UK in 1997.

The gun was found when the belongings were about to be auctioned by a storage firm after a dispute over payment.

When asked why he had not taken the revolver to the police, Richardson said: “I cannot tell you how many times I have asked that question.

“I suppose I was concerned about what the consequences might be.”

Judge Peter Jacobs said Richardson had “buried his head in the sand”.

In February Richardson was sentenced to five years in jail for the offences.

But the sentence was revoked earlier this month when Judge Jacobs ruled the proper legal process was not followed.

So there you have it, folks. This man’s henious crime was to have safely stored a low caliber revolver, previously used for work related purposes and mistakenly shipped back with his belongings from the US. His punishment for this seemingly trivial technicality? Three Years locked in a cage. This, for something that wouldn’t prevoke the bat of an eyelid in the USA, or to some extent the rest of Europe for that matter. Those involved in passing this sentence and the legislators who created the conditions for this situation to arise should be brought out and subjected to mob justice.

“Jailing him, Recorder Peter Guest said that the tight laws on firearms were as a result of Parliament’s concern about the potential availability of firearms to criminals.

He added: “The law is concerned here with firearms which are lethal weapons. You acquired this weapon legally in the Unites States and I am told it was brought to this country not at you behest, but accidently.

“You realised that this firearm should have been given to the authorities for destruction but you did not do that. It is impossible to fathom why you thought it appropriate to keep this lethal weapon and ammunition in storage.”

He said if a criminal gang had broken into the secure storage depot they might have got their hands on the gun.

The failed argument the Safety Nazis spew in order to justify their disgusting treatment of other human beings, based on activites they disapprove of fails completely on all levels.

“If it had been someone with a criminal mind then it could have taken a different course and that gun and ammunition could have fallen into the wrong hands and be used potentially for lethal purposes,” Mr Guest added.”

Trying to justify this injustice is absolutely futile. Your type, the disgusting, uncompassionate enemy of freedom will feel truely equated to the foul cockroaches you are when the free people of this country take back what’s rightfully their’s.

Police confiscate replica guns from collector

Here’s the situation. Neighbours of a 54 year old man decide to tattletale to the police after seeing what appeared to be firearms on display in his home. Armed police proceed to raid his property and after recovering the supposed ‘firearms’ they turn out to be perfectly legal replica guns, of which the man collects. Instead of returning his posessions and apologizing for the incident, the filthy jackbooted scum decide they want to keep his collection and destroy it, “just in case they get into the wrong hands”.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/1773181.replica_guns_seized_from_collector/

Armed police swooped on the flat of a 54-year-old replica pistol collector in Battersea.

They seized 17 replica guns but police admit the man posed no threat to the community.

Wandsworth crime squad Inspector Matt Phelps said police had raided the flat about 10.20am on October 10 after a tip-off from the public.

“This action was taken to pro-actively reduce the threat of firearm incidents in the borough and to prevent any possible tragic consequences should they have made their way into the wrong hands,” Insp Phelps said after the weapons had been handed over.

These exact ‘weapons’ can be brought over the counter or online. I don’t think 17 in the hands of a responsible collector heightens the danger of them “getting into the wrong hands”. Quite the opposite.

“I would like to thank the local residents who had the foresight to bring this collection to our attention, and the owner for his full co-operation.”

You’re a pathetic enemy of freedom.

Police said local residents had raised concerns that the man had a large number of replica firearms and ammunition on display in his home.

It turned out the 54-year-old had been collecting the gun memorabilia over 20 years and had built up an extensive collection.

Specialist CO19 firearms officers found 17 of the guns were exact replicas and could be converted to fire.

The Met said in a statement that “although there was no concern that the owner of the collection posed a threat himself, the firearms that had been identified by officers as susceptible to conversion were retained as a precautionary measure” and will be destroyed.

Cap gun converted

A pipe and a hammer is “susceptible to conversion”. Displayed above is a child’s toy converted to fire a .22 rimfire cartridge. If there’s something to hold a bullet and a means of hitting a primer, you have a firearm.

Now, kindly pay this man back out of your own wages you useless despicable thugs.

Watchdog report labels legal knives ‘illegal flick knives’ – Ebay bans knife sales

Table Bear has a particular liking towards the knife, both for it’s utilitarian underpinnings, and fine engineuity over the centuries. It’s also worth noting that rapists and murderers aren’t too fond of having them stuck in them while revelling in their inhuman passtimes.

Alas, it should not suprise many that a palm to the face ensued after reading that Ebay has decided to impose a blanket ban on the sale of knives through it’s UK site, following a ridiculous show of misinformation dressed up as journalism by BBC Watchdog. Suprisingly, this ban excludes kitchen knives, of which make up almost all of the knives used in murders.

Let’s examine Watchdog’s findings. They found it shocking that from the US, using Ebay they could import two folding knives, one assisted knife, a knife pen and a plastic knife, all claimed to be illegal. It is true that the knife pen could be considered a ‘disguised’ knife and the plastic knife a ‘stealth’ knife, both currently illegal to import and sell in the UK. However, the three folding knives pictured, including the assisted knife are not illegal ‘flick knives’ as Watchdog claim. Infact, they are sold legally in the UK. For a knife to be legally considered a ‘flick knife’ it must meet the definition below:

“A) any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in or attached to the handle of the knife, sometimes know as a ‘flick knife’ or ‘flick gun’”

Like nearly all lock knives, the ones pictured have protrusions as well as thumb studs, which allow the user to open the blade with one hand. There is no button or device on the handle which opens the blade automatically. The assisted knife uses tension which pushes the blade open once it is moved a few centimetres using the exposed hump at the back. Essesntially you are pushing the blade foward, not a button on the handle.

A flick knife or ‘switchblade’

A legal manual lock knife, one claimed to be a ‘flick knife’ by Watchdog

Watchdog clearly know jack shit about knives, and neither did the police officer they interviewed (Who I might add, found the knives to be ‘awful’..)

But all of this is besides the point. All knives should be legal to sell and carry. The mentality displayed in this cheap, fear mongering, TV licencee funded piece of audiovisual excrement for the consumption of brain-battered zombie sheep is the same mentality sliding this country into a totalitarian Nanny State, where the government can have nuclear weapons, yet you can’t be trusted with a knife.