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The new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland is calling for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives.

That's right. We can no longer be trusted to own kitchen knives
Well we banned guns and now nobody gets shot, so banning knives is obviously the next logical step

Dr John Crichton, who took on the role in June, said the sale of pointed kitchen knives should be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.

He's been on the job less than two months and is already shooting ahead in the 'must be seen to be doing something' wibble. This guy is clearly going to be a right pain in the arse

I presume he's done some kind of study?

Dr Crichton conducted a study into 260 mental health services users who had committed homicide. He found 45 per cent of the murders involved a knife and of the knives that could be identified, 85 per cent were kitchen knives.

Notice how he calls murderers, 'Mental Health Service Users'? A service user by definition, is someone who chooses to use a service, not someone who is detained by that 'service' for the protection of society

There were 600 murders in the Uk in 2016 and roughly 36% of these were with a knife or sharp object (I don't know how many of these sharp objects were the long bladed kitchen knives this dick wants banned). That's 216 or so knife murders

Mr Crichton wants to ban 65.6 million people in 22.5 million households from owning the most useful of household objects, the kitchen knife, just because a they are used in the odd murder

And correct me if I'm wrong, but drugs are banned right? But 31% of knife homicides were committed by people on drugs. Knives won't go away if they are banned and I'm pretty sure that if you are willing to break the law by getting smacked off your tits and murdering someone, you'll have no problem using an illegal kitchen knife to do it

The only people that will be penalised by this, just like the ban on guns, are the law abiding who use kitchen knives for what they were intended, chopping celery and stuff

But if it saves just one life...

And we just can't be trusted not to use 'accessible' items to disembowel each other

Dr Crichton said research shows that many attacks, particularly in households where there has been a history of violence, involve kitchen knives because they are so easily accessible.
You know what else is accessible and just as deadly as knives in the hands of the murderous? Forks


Here comes the emotional appeal:

In 2015, Bailey Gwynne was stabbed to death at Cults Academy in Aberdeen after a dispute with another pupil. In that case, the murder weapon was bought online.

So I presume a ban on kitchen knives would have prevented this?

The boy told police that the knife he used to kill Bailey was purchased on Amazon “because they don’t check your age”.
[...]the boy [was sentanced] to eight years in detention for culpable homicide, with a further custodial term of a year for each conviction of carrying knives and a knuckleduster in school, to run concurrently.

No. He knew it was illegal for him to buy the knife, but he found a way anyway. He was also carrying a knuckleduster. Which are already banned

“This is a public health measure and public health measures are always about society deciding on a self-imposed restriction for the public good,” he said. “It is a bit like the smoking ban or minimum alcohol pricing.”

Bollocks! Public health measures like the smoking ban and minimum alcohol pricing are not measures proposed and imposed by society, they are restrictions demanded by interfering prodnosed turds with a superiority complex, like Mr Crichton

He would like to see safe kitchen knives introduced in all schools and colleges following the murder of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

Where the knife was brought into school by a pupil...

He would also like the government to re-examine the issue with a view to bringing in legislation.

Of course he would. And once that legislation is brought in and were all cutting our celery with bits of blunt plastic, he'll no doubt move onto a range of sports equipment, chairs, house bricks, power tools and probably celery

If it saves just one life...

Dr Christine Goodall, a founder of Medics Against Violence, said: “We need to stop people from thinking about picking up a knife in the first place.”

Oh what a good idea. Killers gonna kill. But dealing with what makes a killer in the first place would require an in depth, long term and systematic look at society from the roots up. (Probably starting with the imported gang culture taking over London). It would be very difficult.

Proposing a ban is a good way to get your name in the paper though, when you're two months into the job and power has already gone to your head

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