How not to stop knife crimes

The gun-free UK has been suffering from an epidemic of knife crimes over the last couple years.

In fact, last year, I wrote about a few of the ways the Brits have tried to crack down on knife crimes.

They tried Cookie Monster drop-off bins.

Cookie Monster knife bin

They even tried a “knifefree” website that encourages knife-wielding psychos to “join the millions of young people living knife free.”

Heck, even London Mayor Sadiq Khan tried the “tough on crime” route tweeting:

You hear that, you Limey knife-crazed bastards?!

Pint-sized Khan will bring the full force of the law down on you!!! (But only after they’ve rounded up every Brit who “mis-genders” a transsexual.)

Surprisingly, not one of these efforts to curb knife crimes has succeeded.

Which is shocking.  I mean, who could have foreseen that Cookie Monster would fail?

But fear not, Brits!

The UK has dreamt up another sure-fire way to put an end to knife crimes!

I don’t know why they didn’t think of T-shirts first.

I mean, who hasn’t completely changed his mind about committing murder after seeing a T-shirt?

[Unless of course that T-shirt says, “Make America Great Again.”  Those tend to bring out the homicidal asshole in lots of people.]

But “Don’t Stab Your Future” sounds like a winner!

I’m sure every single degenerate criminal who perpetrates knife crimes in the UK will see some bloke ambling down the street in that shirt and happily drop their evil, evil knives into one of those convenient Cookie Monster knife bins.

How could they refuse Idris Elba?!  He might be the next James Bond!!

I wonder if Idris will refuse to play Bond if they make him carry a knife.

But I digress.

This is the problem with progressive Leftists’ “solutions.”

They’re not solutions.

Instead, they are merely a symbolic gesture whose only objective is to say, “See? We really care.”

It’s the virtue-signaling equivalent of “Quick! Try and look busy!”

The fact is, well-meaning do-gooders never do a damn thing. It’s all about virtue-signaling, and never about results.

We call it “the politics of good intentions.”

So long as you are well-meaning, nobody ever expects you to actually generate hard and fast results.

I’m thinking this “Don’t Stab Your Future” shirt will, in the end, be about as successful as every other idiotic gesture that’s come down the pike.

And it’ll be back to the drawing board for these well-meaning do-gooders.

Maybe next on the hit parade will be a snappy hat with a circle/slash over a knife. Hey, circle/slash images are fool-proof at stopping crazy killers.

Right?

How not to stop knife crimes

Meanwhile, blood will continue to stain the streets and knife crimes in the UK will remain completely unabated.

But at least they really, really care!

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8 thoughts on “How not to stop knife crimes

  • April 3, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    Have they tried knife free zone signs?

    • April 3, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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      Carrying a knife is illegal. Carrying pepper spray is illegal. Carrying a screwdriver is illegal. Carrying a collapsible baton is illegal. The whole friggin’ country is a knife-free zone.

  • April 3, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Tell the stoopid Brits that if they really want to curb knife crimes, they need to legalize guns. Guaranteed solution.

    • April 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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      And where does Khan get off saying there’s never a reason to carry a knife. I’d say an epidemic of stabbings is the perfect reason to carry a knife.

      • April 5, 2019 at 10:41 am
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        …or a gun.

  • April 4, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    Looking up these UK knife laws, I came across a new word for me & it seems fitting :
    “Hoplophobia”
    Hoplophobia is a political neologism coined by retired American military officer Jeff Cooper as a pejorative to describe an “irrational aversion to weapons.”
    I coined the term “hoplophobia” in 1962 in response to a perceived need for a word to describe a mental aberration consisting of an unreasoning terror of gadgetry, specifically, weapons. The most common manifestation of hoplophobia is the idea that instruments possess a will of their own, apart from that of their user.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoplophobia

  • April 4, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    One of the surest ways to stop a knife attack is three rounds,center pattern from a large caliber handgun. Nothing discourages a criminal like a gaping chest wound.

    • April 5, 2019 at 7:07 am
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      Yep.

      2 in the chest, one in the melon.

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