In the UK ‘Expert’ Wants to Ban Knives that Are Pointed

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Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

When you’ve already got restrictive gun control, the logical next step is to ban knives.

Dr. John Crichton, who is calling on the government to ban knives that are shaped “wrong,” recently became the chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, a kind of lobbying union of such professionals. This gives Crichton authority in society to call for a ban of pointed knives.

Of course, Crichton looks at this problem as if all the country were his own young children and he caught them running with a sharp object. That’s a proper adult reaction when dealing with children to make sure that they grow up.

But if they are adults acting like children, taking knives and other sharp objects away from them “seals the deal.” Crichton wants the government to make it official policy to regard adult citizens of sound mine as children. There’s no point in growing up because, in Crighton’s thinking, they stay children forever. They will never be responsible for themselves.

What is it about growing classes of “medical professionals,” that they regard themselves as the only adults on the planet and the guardians of the rest of us. Whatever it is, the government loves them for it. They are, instinctively, always automatically calling on the government to gather more power to itself and take it away from us.

The Express reports, “Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens.

Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.

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Dr Crichton, who took on the role of chairman in June this year, is championing a switch to so-called “R”-bladed knives, which have rounded points and are far less effective as weapons.

He said that research shows many attacks, particularly in households where there has been a history of violence, involve kitchen knives because they are so easily accessible.

Dr Crichton believes a switch from sharp-pointed, long-bladed knives to the new design could save lives.

He said: “This is a public health measure and public health measures are always about society deciding on a self-imposed restriction for the public good.”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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