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By whazat (Fri May 27, 2005 at 01:25:03 AM EST) (all tags)


Now I agreed with getting rid of handguns but this is an ultimately pointless (hur hur) exercise.

How many millions of long pointy knives are there in existence? How long will they take to filter out of use and have a significant impact on violent crime?

The real answer to the rise in violent crime? More abortions.

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Bitches! by LinDze (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri May 27, 2005 at 01:27:35 AM EST
Anyone proposing a ban on kitchen knives is to be shived like a bitch. That is all.

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How is this different than handguns? by theboz (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri May 27, 2005 at 05:01:31 AM EST
If you want to ban handguns, why would you be opposed to banning pointy knives? What purpose do you use the tip of the knife for anyway, and why not just buy your food already pre-sliced from the trained professionals that do it for the grocery stores?
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Efficacy of ban by whazat (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri May 27, 2005 at 08:42:38 AM EST
The number of guns in circulation were far fewer than the number of knives in circulation so that they could be removed from society.

Now gun control in America would be a pointless proposition (as there are so many over there) and the best thing you can do is have conceal carry and training.

Weaponery is an arms race for the general populace. If hand guns are allowed in big numbers, then the criminals will get them (by hook or by crook) which means in order to protect yourself from harm you have to get a gun. I don't want to have to get a gun, thus I choose not to have guns in my society.

I can protect myself from a kitchen knife by running away if need be, I can't do that with a gun.

Re: the trained professionals. Personally I think that washing up is a far more dangerous activity what with the slippery suds and aerodynamic plates. Is everyone sleeping on capitol hill? Won't someone think of the children?

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Actually by theboz (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri May 27, 2005 at 12:01:12 PM EST
ow gun control in America would be a pointless proposition (as there are so many over there) and the best thing you can do is have conceal carry and training.

I would disagree with that, because I think we could have some sort of actual licensing of gun users much how we license cars. Only prohibit people by age, legal reasons (e.g. felons), and provide safety training. It's sort of what you are getting at, but it would be required to legally use a gun.

I can protect myself from a kitchen knife by running away if need be, I can't do that with a gun.

Actually, a typical pistol and a throwing knife have a similar range. The problem with pistols is that the barrel is not long enough to control the bullet, like a rifle does. As a result, it ends up spinning in somewhat crazy directions and is not accurate at a certain point beyond point blank. Granted, there are definite exceptions, but your average criminal is not going to carry a 45 around or something like that.

In fact, I would never seriously propose this, but I'd be willing to bet that if the police made a gun trade-in program to switch pistols for rifles, gang shootings and drive bys where innocent people get hit in the crossfire would drop dramatically. Why? Because with a rifle you can be far enough away to be safe and you can hit your enemy a lot easier without bullets flying everywhere else.

Re: the trained professionals. Personally I think that washing up is a far more dangerous activity what with the slippery suds and aerodynamic plates. Is everyone sleeping on capitol hill? Won't someone think of the children?

What's the point of having children if not to have them do all the dangerous work? If they get hurt or killed you can easily make more, you can't replace yourself.
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