I know others have discussed this but it is worth mentioning again. I just do not understand, I cannot find any logical or common sense or reasonable stretch of the imagination as to why entire populations of people would support the ban against man's most fundamental and original tool, the knife.
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfiel ... an-on-long
" The UK outlawed the switchblade and gravity knife in 1959.
In 1988 possession of a pocket knife with a blade larger than 3 inches in public became illegal.
In 1996, it became illegal to sell a razor blade to anyone under the age of 16.
In 2007, you needed a license to be able to sell “non-domestic knives.”
Despite all that knifepoint robberies rose by 10 percent this year and there are some 60,000 stabbings each year. So the push is on to outlaw long kitchen knives. Once that’s done, surely utopia will be at hand."
I will be honest. This literally brings me to tears, fellow Spyderco enthusiasts. Please, your feedback is welcome. Is there any way to stop this or have people in England and Europe gone past the point of no return? I am thankful that in the USA we have groups like Knife-Rights and AKTI but I just don't get how people can be so dumbed down to fall for this nonsense.
There is a group in the UK called "Mothers Against Knives":
They want knives banned, too, in the name of stopping "knife crime".
I mean, honestly: Do any of you here foresee the citizens of the UK and Europe standing up and reversing these laws, or is this only going to get worse?
And what about America's future on this issue? Will we see more bans on knives and cutlery increasing or will we see a return to a more logical and rational nation?
I can point to countless cases where a knife on hand saved a life. It is all in the hands of the individual. A knife is just a tool, like a cane or a coffee mug. You can commit murder with either of them or use them for constructive and helpful purposes.
I am glad there are people on here from the UK and Europe who post and who love knives and support the rights of people to carry them and own them.