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Stabbings Increase Despite UK Knife Crackdown. London Murders Surpass NYC
By Joe Jarvis - April 02, 2018

We hear so much about gun murders that it might surprise you to find out that London’s murder rate has just surpassed New York City’s so far in 2018.

But don’t worry, their gun murder rate is still much lower. People are just getting stabbed to death.

That’s one way to solve the gun crime problem. Great Britain has some of the toughest gun laws. Citizens are virtually banned from carrying a handgun for any reason. Although guns were still involved in three of the 12 murders that took place in London in March.

It is also illegal to carry a knife in the UK. And some lawmakers want to increase the jail sentence for being caught with a knife.

As usual, politicians become ever more authoritarian to combat violence. But violence is a symptom of larger problems. One of them is the government preventing individuals from protecting themselves–with guns, knives, or even their own fists.

Jacob Whittingham, charity head of programmes for Fight for Peace, told the paper: ‘What’s scary about London is the randomness of the crime.

‘With young people in London, you have no idea if and when you may be the victim of a violent crime — that’s why they feel the need to carry weapons.’

Yet it is basically illegal to protect yourself using any means in England, which is probably why it is such a playground for criminals.

Pepper spray and mace are even illegal in England.

When it’s a case of defending yourself, the laws in the UK are very strict and rightly so. This can cause a problem for the general law abiding public, how can you effectively defend yourself from an attacker but still stay on the right side of the law. Mace is not legal to own or buy on UK shores, but there is a pepper spray alternative available in the UK which might just do the job and help buy you precious seconds to enact your escape…

So you can use a weak alternative that might buy you a few seconds to run away and hide.

That is the UK’s recommended recourse for law-abiding citizens: don’t provoke the psycho-criminals, and if one attacks you anyway, run away. They have a victim blame mentality that gives criminals the upper hand.

That is one of the true causes of rampant violence, neutering the public to make them incapable of defending themselves.

But officials have another explanation. The police state has been slacking off.

Among possible explanations for the recent increase in knife crime is a steep decline in the use by police of stop and search.

The powers enable officers to search people on the street if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they may be carrying weapons, illegal drugs, stolen property or items to be used to commit a crime. People can also be searched without reasonable grounds if a senior officer believes there’s a risk of serious violence in a particular area.

More control is always the state’s solution. Freedom is the problem to them. They want to make society into one giant prison.

The propaganda is especially disturbing because of how simple-minded it is. They promote the idea that if law abiding citizens give up their knives, then that somehow makes everyone safer from knife violence. This is the same faulty reasoning that turning in or destroying guns in the U.S. will somehow stop criminals from committing crimes with their own guns.

A UK anti-knife group Your Community Your Future says:

A lot of young people say carrying a knife is for protection, but how does a knife actually PROTECT you? Does it put up a force-field, or make you invincible?

Protecting yourself or somebody else should be a good thing, but if you carry a knife is it about protecting yourself, or harming somebody else?

Think about it, was any weapon ever made for good intentions?

I’d say defending loved ones is a good intention. I would argue that weapons made for people to protect their property are well-intentioned.

And this highlights another tactic disarmers use to argue their case. They equate self-defense with aggressive violence. To them killing a home-invader, or shooting a rapist is just another act of violence that needs to be stopped.

They seem to live in a phantasy world where being a pacifist magically protects you from aggressive criminals.

I commend those who defend themselves. Thank you to everyone who uses weapons to make their home a safe-space from criminals. Not only do these people protect themselves and their families, but they deter crime.

Violent criminals should assume that sooner or later, attacking people will get them killed. In a society where people defend themselves, the life expectancy of a violent criminal will be quite low. And their demise means they will never again be able to victimize others.

Not all criminals are rational, but many are. If you can rob someone using a knife or gun and get away with it 99% of the time, a person without a conscience would consider it a rational source of income.

If the price of violent crime was a 50% chance of getting shot when you pick the wrong guy to mug, the wrong home to invade, or the wrong woman to rape, we would quickly see crime plummet.

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  • 45clive

    Governments don’t tell the truth about what their motives are. The British, as with other governments including the Canadian and Australian governments, insist on maintaining a monopoly on violence at any cost. Can’t have uppity citizens rising up and demanding their Constitutional Rights now, can we? Besides, the more random street crime, the more citizens demand the government keep them “safe”. Sort of like offering the mafia money and your defenseless family not to burn down your house.

    • Paul Hacker

      And that is the truth of it. NYPD does the same thing in New York.

      Thank GOD I live in TEXAS!!!

  • As King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes, there’s nothing new under the Sun:

    “Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears.” (1 Samuel 13:19)

    “The stranger [whether secular humanists, atheists, sodomites, Muslims, etc.] that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee.” (Deuteronomy 28:43-45)

    In short, Christians become the trampled instead of the tramplers:

    “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” (Matthew 5:13)

    What was Christendom (Christians domionizing society on behalf of their King and helping to make America great as result) in 17th-century Christian Colonial America has tragically devolved into mere 4-walled, stain-glassed Christianity, aka Christendumb.

    But all is not bad news in this because a good foot stomping tends to bring back some of the saltiness.

    For more, see blog article “Self-Imposed Impotence” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/self-imposed-impotence/.

    For more on how Yahweh’s immutable moral law applies and should be
    implemented today, see free online book “Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance
    Under the New Covenant” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/law-kingdomFrame.html.

    • guard4her

      The websites are incorrect. Poor, immature biblical scholarship with sub-christian beliefs.

  • Warren Celli

    Good article but you seem to be caught in the victim trap box where the sensationalist distractive effects of the cause get incessantly discussed confined to the specific incident at the expense of the real CAUSE.

    The real CAUSE: Human spirit suppressing policy and law intentionally created by crap head pig billionaires (AII), and enforced by sell out law enforcement. You want peace on earth put the pig billionaires and their subservient lackeys in institutions for study and reprogramming. The world will be more peaceful and sane when the likes of Dick Chaney and George Bush are in restraints and institutionalized.

    “a case study”…

    http://fountainofbaloney.com/fbarticles/fountainofbaloneyrelaunch.html

    Resist Xtrevilism!

    • Mary White

      YEAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary White

    First England banned guns.
    Now they’ve banned knives.
    What can be next?

    • Michael G. Marriam

      Ban calling for help because it might disturb your attacker?

    • JRX

      Have people accept being exposed to lethal weapons?

      Oh, they already have, but only when it’s their beloved government at the other end of the weapon.

  • Flicker

    Actually, the UK has been simmering about getting rid of kitchen knives for several years. One helpful guy even invented a “new” kind of kitchen knife with a tip so rounded it couldn’t be used to stab someone. Neither could it pick up a piece of eggplant or a half an onion with its tip.
    Prisoners however make their own knives, from screw drivers, toothbrushes and even TV antennas. Make the safe by outlawing metal! Oh, wait, the pacific islanders made clubs fitted with dozens of sharks’ teeth imbedded into them.
    And a PA school council president advised arming the children with large rocks. Cain, looking from beyond, was impressed.

    • Paul Hacker

      Don’t forget nails embedded in clubs! Guess they will ban tables with legs and nails next!

  • James HIgginbotham

    the UK, and the EU as a whole are just TOO STUPID TO SURVIVE THEIR ON INSANITY.
    WHO CARES, AS LONG AS AMERICA SURVIVES.

    • Henry Balfour

      “As long as America survives….” can’t spell and has CAPSLOCK mentality. America is every bit as doomed as Europe. And that’s good news.

  • gregory alan johnson

    LOL! Let’s ban arms/legs as well. Martial Arts?
    Repentance is required, in the name of Yeshua.

    • Paul Hacker

      Sooner or later they will ban, or license, martial arts over there.

  • JRX

    Why is killing a home invader a good thing?

    I think the rest of the world sees that as a solution favoured by the viloent minded. It might be self defense in some cases of course, which is fine, but a right to kill a home invader seems unbalanced and leaning towards violence.

    But it’s no surprise that people indoctrinated by killer governments might see killing as natural.

    Don’t take me wrong, I wouldn’t hesitate if my life or the life of another person was under threat. I’m not a pacifist in that distorted sense.

    • rouge1

      Because it’s one hell of a deterrent.

      • JRX

        Is it? It doesn’t seem to deter people to invade homes, does it? Where are the stats supporting such a claim? I have never seen such stats but happy to learn.

        • Paul Hacker

          Oh it does. It keeps the number of home invaders down. There will always be some bold ones who will keep up the practice but most will find other ways to steal than invading homes with people in them.

          • JRX

            Yeah, the US is well known for the low number of home invaders. Kidding.

            I live in a Western city of 4m people and never lock my door.

    • Paul Hacker

      Killing the home invader is a byproduct of self defense. The intention is to STOP the home invader from killing the inhabitants. Thus force and if necessary lethal force is used.

      Wither they live or die is immaterial. It’s wither they cease their deadly home invasion that is important.

      • JRX

        What a horrible way to see things. To kill someone because they enter your house without permission? Brutal stuff. How about focusing on the the things that you and that person has to do or comply with without yours or his/her permission?

        You’re falling for the divide-and-conquer scheme of our overlords mate.

  • obamasux

    Idiots.

    • rouge1

      What an understatement.

  • Wow, how completely moronic do you have to be to double down on this BS. The Brits win the prize.

  • Jerald

    Good lord the UK is cucked beyond repair.

  • Paul Hacker

    I like that ‘knife free since 2015 Ben’ ad! Is Ben still alive?

    Thankfully I live in Texas and I have NOT been ‘Glock free’ for many years!

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