Church of England says to ban sales of pointed kitchen knives as there is no reason for them in the modern world

You ban guns and then knife crime increases. You ban knives then you know some other form of violence will increase.

Maybe the UK can just ban homicide and other crimes? Oh, wait…

From The Telegraph: A ban on the sale of pointed kitchen knives has been demanded by the Church of England as it says there is no reason for them in the modern world.

In a letter to ministers backed by a judge, top trauma doctors and psychiatrists, police and victims, Church of England bishops say re-designing domestic knives to give them rounded ends would combat knife crime by making “life-threatening” injuries “far less likely.”

They say sharp knife points were only used historically to pick up food because forks had not been invented and it was a time when they could be carried openly. Sharp points remain only as an anachronistic hangover from 18th century Britain during which forks became commonplace.

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Premier UK has more:

“The signatories have urged Government to “take urgent measures to promote the sale of safe kitchen knife designs and restrict those designs which have been used in so many acts of violence.”

The letter endorses research, highlighted at the conference, which explains that points on domestic knives are historic and no-longer necessary.

“Historically we needed a point on the end of our knife to pick up food because forks weren’t invented. Now we only need the point to open packets when we can’t be bothered to find the scissors,” the letter reads.

It continues: “A five-year study in Edinburgh found that of the sharp instruments used in homicides, 94 per cent were kitchen knives. Research demonstrates kitchen knives are used in a large percentage of homicides due to their availability and lethal nature.

“Criminologists have demonstrated that reducing availability in turn reduces crime.

“The UK has worked for the public good by restricting handguns, paracetamol, smoking in public and plastic bags – now it is time to say ‘no bloody point’.”

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Old Guy
Old Guy
1 year ago

I’m gonna start hording rocks and store them in a nearby river.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Old Guy

Tha’s okay, as long as they’re not pointy rocks

Alma
Alma
1 year ago

Going back, back, and back. Lesson No.1, hold the steak with both hands, pull with your teeth until you rip it apart. Hope their chops can cut the meat. Gulp!!

Mary Haas
Mary Haas
1 year ago

The people of Britain will soon be left with nothing but plastic sporks to eat with.😇

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Haas

Right, the Brits will be left with sporks while the “immigrants” carry combat tomahawks.

William
William
1 year ago

“Now we only need the point to open packets when we can’t be bothered to find the scissors,” But wait, aren’t scissors pointy? At least they are restricting plastic bags. Presumably to Save The Planet. Good for them. Alas, they are insane

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 year ago

This reads like a comedy skit. Sadly, it’s not.
The Church of England is insane.

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

yes, straight out of Monty Python or The Onion

greenworxx
greenworxx
1 year ago

Fireplace pokers, umbrellas with pointed tips, snow ski poles, trekking poles and cast iron frying pans will be next.

Watertender
Watertender
1 year ago

Sadly this shit is true. My friend in England has told me the nonsense that goes on there. Heaven forbid if you defend yourself because you are in more trouble than your attacker.

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
1 year ago

Hammers. What about hammers? Oh the humanity!!

William
William
1 year ago

If they are really serious about protecting public health, which of course they aren’t, they’ll ban doctors. “death by doctor” is a leading cause of mortality. Naturally they would have to make an exception for Dr. Eowyn

Tannhauser
Tannhauser
1 year ago

Oh the stupid! A quick pass on an bench grinder an viola!…the round end is pointy again. Watching “Forged in Fire ” will be verboten.

TrailDust
Admin
1 year ago

The UK invited the worst people on earth to live in their country. Now they can’t find any way to deal with the resulting crime wave.

Dave
Editor
1 year ago

I have three of these along with a 4″ paring knife, which are the only cutlery you will ever see on my cutting boards:
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LOL – I can do some serious damage with any of them, and the 4 incher is the only one with an actual point:
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Happy cooking. 😀