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I can’t tell you how many British people I’ve had try to lecture me over the superiority of gun control laws in the UK. They say over and over that they don’t have gun crime which proves gun control works.
But they typically leave out that their knife crime rate shot through the damn roof.
Now, one enterprising Member of Parliament has a plan. A bold, revolutionary plan! One that even Wiley Coyote might approve!
Yeah, it is that bad.
All knives sold in the United Kingdom should have a GPS tracker attached to them, according to a Conservative MP.
Scott Mann, who represents North Cornwall, called for the move on Thursday as a potential means to reduce knife crime.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Mann said: “Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns.
“If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.”
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.
— Scott Mann (@scottmann4NC) March 14, 2019
The MP’s suggestion was largely met with disdain by those who read it, with many highlighting simply how many knives it would mean fitting such devices to.
One person shared an image of their kitchen drawer and said it alone would require 27 GPS devices inside it for all the knives to be tracked.
Another said: “I don’t think the main problem with stabbings is not knowing where the knife is.”
This is the society that the sun once never set on? Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
The problem with knife crime is that the UK government has made it its mission to neuter its population. They’ve taken away any means the people have to defend themselves, thus making it a playground for every criminal and thug in the country. There’s no concern about being meeting armed resistance, so they can be as brazen as they want.
Hell, this is a country that is hesitant to trust their police with guns. That means armed criminals don’t even have to worry about law enforcement stepping in to stop them if they decide they want to hurt someone, for crying out loud.
And this doorknob’s suggestion is to slap a GPS tracker into the handle of every knife in the country?
First, 1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual. Seeking to know where people’s personal property is on any given moment is the surveillance state at its finest.
Second, do you honestly think criminals aren’t going to disable the trackers and carry their knives as they wish?
Honestly, British folks, how does a complete and total moron like this get into Parlament? I mean, I know your elections work differently than ours, where you tend to vote for a party and not a person, but still…how? How does this happen to a developed, Western nation? If this were some third-world nation, I’d figure bribery, but in the UK?
If there’s a saving grace to this, it was that Mann was savaged on social media, showing that while the British people may be cowed, they’re not that cowed.