atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6267: You want to know why? This is why.

I never refer to it as "Great Britain" because it is no longer great, and has not been for a while.
The...vast majority of knives carried by youths are ordinary kitchen knives. Every kitchen contains lethal knives which are potential murder weapons.

Accordingly, it is very easy for any youth who wants to obtain a knife to take it from the kitchen drawer in his home or in the home of one of his friends.


But why we do need eight-inch or ten-inch kitchen knives with points?

Butchers and fishmongers do, but how often, if at all, does a domestic chef use the point of an eight-inch or ten-inch knife? Rarely, if at all.


I would urge all those with any role in relation to knives - manufacturers, shops, the police, local authorities, the government - to consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined, circumstances, and replacing such knives with rounded ends.

It might even be that the police could organise a programme whereby the owners of kitchen knives, which have been properly and lawfully bought for culinary purposes, could be taken somewhere to be modified, with the points being ground down into rounded ends.
This is why I cannot call it "Great Britain." I usually just call it England.

Here's the thing: if you can file the point away, you can file a point back. What's next, licensing files and grinders? And that ignores the fact that if you really want to stab someone, all you really need is a pointed stick (shut up!).

This really is a pointless (PUN INTENDED!) idea.

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"Pointed stick (shut up!)":

2:05 for the first example. Whenever Eric Idle says "pointed stick" John Cleese yells "Shut up!" so that's part of the style sheet for Atomic Fungus.

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Threatening to assault someone who is known to carry firearms shows a poor grasp of cause and effect.

So, let's say the leftist in question waited outside with her bunch of friends and then assaulted the woman on her way outside. And let's say the woman felt threatened enough to use that firearm. Are you willing to be shot to score political points?

Somehow I doubt it. So far the leftists have not shown courage under fire; most of the time they scatter in the face of resistance. Likewise for this gaggle of fat lesbians, I'd expect.

Not to mention that they usuall overestimate their combat-readiness.

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Sorry, but this is indeed bullshit.

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This rather neatly identifies what's wrong with The Expanse. I, too, do not identify any of the characters by their names. That's how it goes, I guess.

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Was able to get out of work a few hours early today. Woohoo!

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