April 8, 2018


● Shot: Knife control now! London Mayor says ‘anyone’ carrying the sharp utensil will feel the ‘full force of the law.’

Twitchy, today.

● Chaser:

Since “knife control” is a subject often rhetorically employed in gun control discussions, many readers pondered whether the article was yet another bit of satire (or clickbaiting fake news).

In fact, the web site for the ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife,’ which urges the public to surrender knives in order to reduce “knife crime” in the UK is still online (although it doesn’t appear to have been updated since February 2015):

‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife,’ Snopes.com, June 22, 2015.

As Timothy Meads of Townhall wrote at the beginning of the month in an article headlined “Time for Knife Control? London Had a Deadlier February Than New York City,” “Considering there is already pretty strict gun control in England in the first place, perhaps somebody should tell him — it is not the weapon that is the problem, but the intention of the person wielding it that matters.”

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