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Thread #91828   Message #1752379
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
03-Jun-06 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
Subject: RE: BS: Suddenly Britain has a knife culture
I aways used to be anti-gun but now it seems to be that only the criminals are able to brandish guns with impunity, while law abiding citizens cannot even get them. Something wrong somewhere. Drug addict using a gun. Short sentence due to mitigating circumstances. Farmer using a gun to defend his property. Life sentence. Hardly fair is it.

Anyhow, back to the question. I don't think there is anything sudden about it. We have always had knives. In Victoria England both the sword and it's hidden equivalent the sword stick were considered reasonable defensive weapons. They have only been shelved due to the popularity of the gun. Now the gun is making it's way out the blades are back in.

I no longer think it is right that an outright ban on weapons is applied. They should only be issued to proper citizens. Like me...

:D (tG)