While I feel deeply and truly sorry for the Britons denied the right to adequate self-defense, I can’t help but mock the asinine practices of their gun-grabbing government and its apologists.
Well, the gun-grabbing bit is long gone after England’s 1996 handgun ban. They’ve moved onward and upward to knife-grabbing, now.
In the years since Britannia’s gun ban, knife crime has risen to crisis levels because, as any rational person can deduce, criminal intent will not be deterred by the unavailability of firearms.
Take away handguns and heavily regulate long guns? Violent criminals will use knives. Take away knives? Violent criminals will use…spoons? Honing steels? Fencing rapiers? Wait, what?
Yes, that’s exactly what a certain thrift store worker had in mind when they called the Regents Park to come and safely dispose of what appear to be the contents of someone’s kitchen junk drawer:
Yesterday we conducted weapons sweeps,dealt with a person injured from a van reversing on them, reported a burglary and collected all these from @scope charity shop who diligently didn’t want them to get into the wrong hands & disposed of correctly & safely pic.twitter.com/GNfxZd6iGd
— Regents Park Police (@MPSRegentsPark) May 14, 2019
How diligent, indeed!
I count a letter opener, sharpening steel, several bread knives, a few serving forks, and a spatula among this cache of dangerous weapons.
I literally cannot tell if this is a parody account or not.
— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) May 15, 2019
Seriously, should everyone be turning in their silverware drawers to the police now?
Apparently the UK police is really afraid of barbecues.
— Rafael Monteiro Reis (@RafaMontReis) May 14, 2019
Apparently you’ve never seen what happens at a barbecue when desperate folks get down to the last scoop of macaroni salad. This is serious business, sir. Lives are at risk.
God bless the revolutionary war.
— Phillip-Atlañta (@JrRay5) May 14, 2019
I see you've played Knifey-Spoony before pic.twitter.com/rKOZOuvqt6
— Crocoduck In Space (@Humorbot5point0) May 14, 2019
Oh my word, almost spilled my coffee after that one.
They do say that the pen is mightier than the sword. I would not take any chances….
— Real Mike Bronson (@Mike_Bronson) May 15, 2019
Here’s hoping that last tweet isn’t prophetic!
Seriously, folks. If the Clue boardgame has taught us anything, it’s that dang near anything can be used as a weapon.
In the endless pursuit of ridding the world of potential weapons, how many folks will lose their liberty and, just as importantly, their right to defend themselves against criminals who ignore the law?