The UK’s “Knife Crime Epidemic” Is Proof Bans Don’t Ever Work

by | Nov 12, 2018 | Headline News | 26 comments

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    As if more evidence is needed that bans don’t work, the United Kingdom’s knife crime “epidemic” is soaring.  Even though there are incredibly strict knife control laws in the UK, public officials are declaring the knife violence a public health crisis.

    On Wednesday, London police responded to separate stabbings within hours of each other, the victims, a young boy believed to be in his teens and a man, were sent to the hospital with life-threatening or serious stab wounds, according to a report by Fox News.

    Of the five people stabbed this week, the youngest was a 15-year-old boy named Jay Hughes. Hughes was attacked outside a chicken shop in broad daylight. And that perfectly explains the horrific epidemic. During the first six months of the year, police recorded 39,332 knife crime offenses which is a 12 percent increase over last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Other violent crimes, including murder and robbery, also increased by double-digit percentages proving bans will never work.

    As all of the victims are now powerless and disarmed, those who seek violent domination over others simply break the law and own the weapons used to hurt others.  If this isn’t straight up evidence that bans don’t work, nothing else is either.

    “I want to make sure that police have the powers they need and the tools,”  Home Secretary Sajid Javid told The Daily Telegraph, adding he wants to sweep away bureaucracy and enhance police officer’s ability to employ “stop and search,” which just happens to be the British version of the controversial “stop and frisk” tactic used in the United States.  Both of which are privacy violations.  Javid said police have done “a very good job” in combating the rising crime rate, but “there’s more we can do to help.”

    Richard Walton, the former head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command, warned that police are on the cusp of losing control of the streets to violent criminals, according to Fox News‘ report.  “Violence is indeed infectious but there is very little in place in our communities across the country now to stop it from spreading,” he wrote in an article for The Telegraph. “It is ironic that at a time when policing leadership and culture is widely viewed as strong and reformed, policing is now simply holding the thin blue line, responding to crises and reacting to escalating levels of violence.”

    The government has denied any causal link between making victims powerless and the increase in stabbings.  Instead, the government insists that changes in the drug market and social media incitement were key drivers of violence, The Independent reported.



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      1. Only the foolish believe gun bans are for safety and crime control.

        People control.

        And just wait until Hillary gets elected in 2020.

        That bitch is not through.

        • JS, no way hitlery is running in 2020, not with her health issues.

        • You can have a plastic spork, that is, until those are banned, then you can line up for your Soylent Green crackers. And, that depends on if you survive the coming communist controlled genocide…

        • Hey idiot, the banning of semi-automatic military style weapons in Australia, has been the best thing I’ve ever done in Australia.

          The only foolishness here, is your moronic comments.

      2. It’s the people, not the weapons.

      3. Cutting the horns off a gazelle does NOT make it safe from the lion.

      4. This is where gun control leads. They cannot defend themselves legally against islamic savages. If they think they will do that here we patriots will see all the fucking traitors to our republic dead and in hell.

        • Menzo, damn right. I’ve carried one type of pocketknife or other ever since I was a kid. My favorite is the Swiss Army Knife. They’re still made in Switzerland and are still top quality. I also carry a Gerber multitool in a nylon sheath on my belt. I carry whatever I choose and don’t worry about any legal issues.

      5. Bans are really just a means of charging the innocent with the crimes of the guilty.

        Ban the knife, sure Mac. The only things left after that to ‘ban’ will be rocks and sticks.

        Mother Nature has already been attacked by the leftist agenda, so plan on having them demand we turn in ALL rocks and sticks too!

        • You realise we don’t think knives should be banned, right?

          • Mac, it sounds like anonymous is a real smart-ass. I’m with you about no knife ban.

      6. Give the people what they need to protect themselves form these unhinged, barbaric mobs.. Their guns. Muslims meed not apply.

        • The coming bans are to protect the parasites and their muzzie lackies, from you…

      7. The bans aren’t meant to protect you, they’re designed to protect them.

        • Bingo.

      8. Our neighbor just got back from the UK last week.
        Eight stabbings one night in London.

        Legislation is not the answer. Never has worked, never will.
        Classic case is motor vehicle speed limit laws.
        More legislation is not the answer.

      9. I find it interesting that although the UK has had severely limiting firearms laws for years now that there are new groups immigrating to the UK, knives are becoming a huge problem. I wonder if the knife problem occurs mostly in the immigrant sectors of the cities. Odd how that is never reported, only how knife problems are rising.

        Also, bans never work on criminals; they find what they want anyway.

        • And… it’s the immigrants. The vast majority of the knife crimes occur in these areas as well as the robberies and street assaults. There have been machete-wielding mobs running through the streets and it was completely insane in 2011 when they had the London riots.

          There is a problem but because of the community, the government won’t touch it.

          Most people who live in London work hard because it is an expensive place to be. But there is a minority who live LARGE on public benefits (free dental, free housing etc.) and do drug deals on top of this. The violence comes from the competition between gangs because the money is so good. Think about it: the government gives you a free place to stay in a major city, free healthcare, free pretty well everything else, keeps your ‘bitches’ and your children for you, and then frees you up to make massive cash dealing drugs and fencing stolen stuff. And because there are no border controls, any thug from around the world can come to London and do the same. The only problem is you have to fight it out with all the other thugs.

      10. Human beings create tools. The same tool that butchers an animal, can murder a rival. This goes back at least to the Neolithic period.

        Only the goofiest liberal presumes banning tools is possible!

      11. Our latest terrorist attack down-under (Melbourne) was a knife attack, though previous ones were firearms (though they’re strictly controlled), and vehicular homicide. Doesn’t matter what they ban, the mad muzzies will find a way to kill us…

      12. “The government has denied any causal link between making victims powerless and the increase in stabbings.”

        Wow…a government denying that they created the problem being complained about. That could never happen here…

      13. Interesting how a certain religion group comes in and the rapes, drugs and knife crimes and murder goes up. Maybe they want it to reflect their mother country because they were on the receiving end and not the giving end and as they say it is better to give then to receive.

      14. Knives are routinely carried by Kentuckians and used daily. The preponderance have pocketknives even young adolescents in the rural areas. The main issue is concealment and openly wearing an ordinary hunting knife is not an issue.

        You should be fully aware of the knife laws in your state or nation. An overzealous LEO,likely a rookie, may err easily.

        An inexpensive lockblade is a very useful essential tool. Some lockblades have a nylon strap that clicks in, and that is very useful when outdoors performing rigorous activities like canoeing or rock climbing. Otherwise, a knife can easily be lost.

        Beginners often acquire a survival knife,but many are too large except for combat. You want something small for carving and everyday use. Many are not naturally dexterous and thus will end up cutting themselves if trying to fashion a bowdrill or make parts of a trap. I saw that happen over and over in survval camp.

        A young adolecent who grows up daily using a knife is less likely to make such blunders.


        I hate the kind of language, in which deliberate self harm and domestic terrorism are called a ‘health’ crisis, ie. stabbings are a medical problem.

        Also, when secular materialists will believe in every myth and fantasy ever told, so long as it can have some physical cause.

        In politically correct (obtuse) terminology, the girl from “Exorcist” was disadvantaged and having challenges, then. Enriched, culturally.

      16. fake news to justify police budgets ?

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