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knife crime in England

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My Canadian ex father-in-law killed a guy in a bar brawl using just his fists.  Should people have their fists taken off them?  (BTW he spend a year in jail for manslaughter even though it was a mutual decision for the boys to go at each other).

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10 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

Are these the only dedicated stabbing days or at certain times of the year they have special stabbing days?  :crack-up:

They work during the week.  Sunday is a day of rest.  Most of the stabbings between rival groups occur on Friday and Saturday.  The Yakuza use the short samurai swords for their fights.  It's usually fatal.

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A quick search showed about 270 murders per year in the UK with knives compared to 15,000 murders per year with guns in the US. Doesn't look that bad.

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On 11/9/2018 at 2:36 AM, JJReyes said:

The United Kingdom has very strict gun laws.  Weapon of choice is a knife.  The situation is very similar in Japan although knifing incidents are kept out of newspapers.  A friend who is an emergency room nurse in a Tokyo hospital told us they have 5 to 6 stabbing cases every Friday and Saturday.  In the United States, easy access and ready availability means the weapon of choice is a gun or rifle.

 

Before the dunblane and hungerford shootings,it was not that difficult to obtain a firearms liscense in the UK , I had 4 legally held guns ,after hungerford they tightened the rules up ,it was not until after dunblane when the local nut walked into school and shot a load of kids 

After that it got very difficult to get a liscense, all pistols were restricted to single shot and so were rifles ,you had to have written permission from a land owner with lots of land to go hunting deer etc ,even shotguns became more difficult and very strict laws were implemented,the local fire arms police officer would drop in unannounced to check that guns and ammo were kept in two separate locked steel cabinets

At the time of holding my own guns I had argued that we needed tighter controls,you could buy any semi automatic rifle or pistol , I said back then it was only time before some nut went loco 

Most of the illegal firearms in this country used to come from US air bases ,guns sold on the black market ,these days they come over from Eastern europe

 

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