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Old 19 June 2009, 10:34   #11
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What a complete waste of time ! I recently cleaned out my kitchen - ended up with 5 or six biggish kitchen knives I didn't want, but what the hell am I supposed to do with them -
Grind the tips of and sell them for 40? IMO The only thing to stop knife crime is massive prison sentences for carrying them, build prisons (USA style prisons) and lock em for years.
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Old 19 June 2009, 10:54   #12
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Grind the tips of and sell them for 40? IMO The only thing to stop knife crime is massive prison sentences for carrying them, build prisons (USA style prisons) and lock em for years.
What we need is a dose of common sense!!! The Police won't tackle the REAL problem people - it's much easier to pick on a pensioner carrying a multitool with a so called locking blade.Should he end up in Prison???
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Old 19 June 2009, 11:06   #13
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What we need is a dose of common sense!!! The Police won't tackle the REAL problem people - it's much easier to pick on a pensioner carrying a multitool with a so called locking blade.Should he end up in Prison???
Its obvious he will be up to no -good! But if an 17 year old was carrying one of these 'new knives' - thats OK - he 'cant' stab anyone with that ,and was on his way to his one day a month catering course at the local college ( for which he gates paid 70 a month !)
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Our prisons are rife with stabbings. How many knives do we allow the inmates? That's right, none. A shim can be made from a piece of PVC.
strikes me as though this is probably the only limited market for these - presumably security of knives in prison kitchens is a concern (and I suppose in school kitchens etc if they still teach cookery).

however on the plus side - it does get people talking about the "true problem" and that is probably worth the design effort behind the gimmick
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What we need is a dose of common sense!!! The Police won't tackle the REAL problem people - it's much easier to pick on a pensioner carrying a multitool with a so called locking blade.Should he end up in Prison???
The police are told what to do under certain circumstances and this is fed from budget constraints (no prisons) and a politically correct agenda that is costing lives, in my world. I am sure if it was to cost's or destroy lives in the "politically correct brigades world" then the response would be very different. As the recent widely publicised knifing case has proven, large sentences given because of the public interest.

What we need is a solution to a problem thats not just killing innocent people, its producing a society that is in fear of going out after dark or engaging in their local communities. Even infants school children are threatening to stab each other.

IMO its not time to stand back and react to incidents after they have occurred (like our politicians seem to be great at) its time to find a solution and use it.

What would your solution be?
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National Service - alot would be solved very quickly
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Grind the tips of and sell them for 40? IMO The only thing to stop knife crime is massive prison sentences for carrying them, build prisons (USA style prisons) and lock em for years.
Nope,

Cause I've got to pay for them, bring back hard time no TV's pool tables where you really learn how to be a crim;solitary and breaking rock or cleaning public toilets with they're tougue....you could halve the sentances, less cost..? and they won't want back in.
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