What’s next–fork control?
Although it’s virtually impossible to acquire a gun lawfully there, in 2018 the murder rate in London exceeded the murder rate in New York City. So naturally the Government came down for “knife control.” Gee, I hope it was bipartisan!
London Imposes ‘Knife Control’
Today our pseudo Solons up on Capitol Hill are trying to find some ways to nullify our Constitutional right to bear arms. And for some reason, suddenly mass shootings are way up–or should I say they appear to be way up? I mean, really, how do you decide who’s more dishonest, politicians or noozies?
I think in Britain it’s against the law to carry a potato peeler. So why haven’t they achieved the earthly paradise yet? What else has to be banned, to get there?
As our feeble humanist civilization continues to melt down, the city of London posted its highest murder rate of the decade–149 dead, 90 of them stabbed to death with knives, and 42 murders “gang-related” (https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/04/khans-london-murder-rate-reaches-decade-high/).
How’s that post-Christian thing workin’ out for ya?
It wasn’t an all-time record, though. In 2008 London had 154 murders.
These figures do not include serious assaults in which the victim survived.
Londoners, for the most part, are not allowed legally to own guns for self-defense. Take the knives away, and it’ll be blunt instruments that do the killing.
London has closed-circuit TV cameras all over the place, but that doesn’t seem to be working.
Why so many murders?
Kill the culture, and it will kill you back. But then you can’t tear down and re-engineer society without killing the culture, can you? A lesson which the world’s Far Left Crazy ruling class refuses to learn.
This really is a sad story. In the East London suburb of Ilford, a woman, eight months pregnant by her second husband, is innocently washing dishes while her crazy first husband sneaks into the backyard toolshed with a–a crossbow! And with it he shoots her dead (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7746015/man-appears-in-court-accused-of-shooting-heavily-pregnant-ex-wife-dead-with-a-crossbow/). They’re now trying to save the baby.
London, where having a gun for self-defense is against the law, recently overtook New York City in the murder rate sweepstakes. A lot of people getting stabbed, these days: they’re seriously pondering knife control.
Are they gonna need crossbow control, too?
Here is what humanists and other leftids simply refuse to understand. The will to murder comes not from the outside, but from within. Gun control, knife control, yatta-yatta–when it comes to murder, where there’s a will, there’s a way. If they can’t shoot you, they’ll stab you, and if they can’t stab you, there’s strangulation, poison, the old blunt instrument a la “Mrs. Peacock in the Conservatory with the Lead Pipe”… or a crossbow.
The problem is not insufficient government, improperly written laws, or Science that just hasn’t found The Answer yet (but surely will, someday soon). The problem is sin; and the only solution is personal regeneration through belief in Jesus Christ.
They can pass laws till they’re blue in the face; but as long as they demand a culture that rejects salvation, there will be no salvation available. Only more murders.
Next, a ban on forks?
Private ownership of a gun is impossible in London, but in spite of this total gun ban, the murder rate in the British capital this year has surpassed the murder rate in New York City. These murders are not being committed with guns, but with knives and acid. So the mayor of London has decreed strict “knife control” laws (https://www.dailywire.com/news/29179/londons-mayor-declares-intense-new-knife-control-emily-zanotti). This is not a satire.
Mayor Sadiq “Getting-Blown-Up-By-Terrorists-Is-Just-Part-Of-Life-In-The-Big-City” Khan, who earlier called “stop and frisk” tactics by police “racist,” has now approved “stop and frisk” for knives. In his immortal words on Twitter, “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife.”
Uh-oh. I carry two of them. One is for opening boxes of cat food. The other is a memento of my father; plus it’s got this nifty little pair of scissors on it. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t live in London.
America’s Ben Shapiro replied, “Why would anyone want to carry a knife or gun for self-defense?” No satisfactory answer to his question has yet been offered.
So they’re gonna come down hard on knives; and because the issue is not hardware, but character and morality and culture, people in London will find something else with which to kill each other. You can do it with a two-by-four, if you put your mind to it. Or take off your belt and use it to strangle someone from behind. Then they’ll want “belt control.” Be sure to invest in a suspenders factory.
When God’s laws are ignored, man’s laws are worth precisely nothing.