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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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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.