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The Daily Mail is reporting some disturbing data regarding the number and extent of knife crimes in Britain. Statistics indicate that 22,151 knife and sharp instrument crimes were committed during the accounting year ending March 2008 -- not including fatal stabbings which are counted separately by the Home Office.

According to the President of the Police Superintendents' Association, Ian Johnston,
'The public needs to understand this is not just a London or inner-city problem. It is a serious problem all over the country. [...]

'There is now a need for radical, short-term solutions. Serious consideration should be given to the idea of introducing a minimum prison sentence for carrying a knife. I believe this would have a dramatic impact.'
Lock up knife-wielding criminals! That's a smashing idea. Unfortunately, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith thinks the idea is too simple a solution. Smith is against putting knife criminals in jail.

Meanwhile and complicating law enforcement's problems, a deadly exploding-tip knife has been invented and police fear it will soon show up in Britain.


Senior police officers have been warned to look out for a new knife which can inject a ball of compressed gas into its victim that instantly freezes internal organs.

The 'wasp knife', which can deliver a ball of compressed gas capable of killing its victim at the press of a button, may be heading for Britain, the Metropolitan Police fear.

A needle in the tip of the blade shoots out the frozen ball of gas which instantly balloons to the size of a basketball, freezing organs.
The WASP knife is designed as a defensive weapon for use on sharks and bears but it can kill just about anything. It produces a large volume of gas which balloons outward from the injection site and freezes all adjacent tissues and organs. Lovely

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The U.K has given us much to learn from. In a relatively short period of time, they have gone from a state of firearms regulation, to total gun control, and now they are beggining to see what most logical Americans already know. Gun control does NOT work. Eliminating violent crime does evolve from eliminating firearms...or any weapons for that matter. People are not "controlled" by these "evil" guns. People commit these crimes because it is what they have learned throughout their lives. If a child is born into a criminal environment, that child is very likely to become a criminal as an adult.....unless at some point in that life, there is a "turning point". You cannot teach common sense, but you CAN teach morals, values, and compassion for the human race. THIS is what society needs, a solid foundation for a child to grow and to flourish into a moral, sound, compassionate human being. THAT will beat gun control hands down....every time.

....now, anybody know where I can get one of those knives? 'Cuz it sure sounds BADASS! ;)
 
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I call for BLADE LOCKS!!! and all knives must be stored DULL!! You can take it out and sharpen it if you need to!! This is a travesty!!
 
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