This story was almost summoned into being to make a point about the absurdity of gun control arguments. Why does anyone need a rifle, a shotgun, a handgun or a kitchen knife with a point?
A judge has called for a drastic rethink on the way we use knives in kitchens in a bid to reduce the number of young men dying on our streets because of knife crime.
Clearly this is a knife problem… not a criminal problem.
Surely if we just ban assault kitchen knives, they’ll be meek as lambs.
And he has come up with an idea for a scheme that could be rolled out across the UK where members of the public could take their kitchen knives to be ‘modified’ and the points ground down into rounded ends.
Turn in your knives. Then your rolling pins and your safety pins. Or do you want people to die?
This comes from Judge Nic Madge, who last month jailed Jordon Worth, of Stewartby, Bedfordshire, for seven-and-a-half years after she inflicted a catalogue of injuries on her boyfriend Alex Skeel.
Petite Worth, 22, stabbed him with a knife, scalded him with boiling water, banned him from their bed and decided what clothes he should wear.
I’m going to speculate that the problem there die not lie with the cutlery.
‘But why we do need 8′ or 10′ kitchen knives with points? Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an 8′ or 10′ knife? Rarely, if at all,’ Judge Madge said.
Why do we need anything really? Kitchen knives? Glass bottles? Who even need sporks? If it just saves one life…
And if we don’t have a right to be left alone, but only a duty to be badgered and prodded by officials who constantly demand, “Do we really need X or Y?”
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