Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.
Scott Mann MP @scottmann4NC
Tweeted on March 14, 2019
[There are so many great responses to this. My first response was an English version of:
One thing that humbles me deeply is to see that human genius has its limits while human stupidity does not.
But the best responses I have yet seen came from private Facebook posts*:
I demand you recognize the amazing act of courage he performs every morning when he peeks out from under the covers.
Imagine getting the vapors over humanity’s oldest & simplest manufactured tool.
The presence or absence of knives is how we tell where the apes stop and the people start in the earliest pages of our species’ family photo album.
This is not the deluded ranting of someone in a random psych ward. This is the deluded ranting of someone in a very specific psych ward called Parliament.
But, as it turns out, this is almost for certain British humor that didn’t translate that well into the U.S. where we think the U.K. handling of private gun ownership is just as absurd as this suggestion about knives—Joe]
* If given permission (they sometimes read this blog) I will post their name in an update.