Much of the conversation in our United States is about banning AR-15 type rifles from citizens. The left wants to ban guns, the right wants to retain their constitutionally protected 2nd amendment right.
However, one only needs to look across the pond to see what is left for defense after a decade of bans on firearms. This is not a spoof, this is an actual article from the Daily Mail about removing dangerous kitchen instruments in their “campaign aiming to end knife crime”. The citations and quotes with the pictures are, well, priceless:
Blades: The killer weapons were collected in a period of just four months
(Daily Mail) […] Superintendent Basit Javid said: ‘It is illegal to carry a knife in public and if, like me, people believe that one knife related crime is one too many, they must make a stand and come forward with information which will help us tackle the problem.’
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones added: ‘The deaths of two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham last week are a stark reminder of the seriousness of knife crime, and this campaign couldn’t be more timely.’ (read full article)