Knives don't kill people, people kill people.
But knives do make it easier. According to the Guardian, some Brits are trying to do something about that!
Families whose loved ones have been stabbed to death launched an emotional appeal yesterday, urging Tony Blair to jail those who carry knives as weapons for at least five years...
The relatives are backing a campaign by the independent charity, Victims of Crime Trust. It claims that a child dies from stab wounds every two weeks in the
"It's as quick and easy to kill with a knife as a gun. My son died with one stab wound to the chest. Knife crime should be treated the same as gun crime and the government should be doing a lot more."
According to the BBC though, many feel that banning the carrying of knives is not enough. ANY long knife, ANYWHERE, is a threat! Click here to read the article with the following excerpts:
"The Home Office is looking for ways to reduce knife crime.
"We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect."
Everyone will be safe! Then it will be time to regulate what people can say, as sticks and stones will no longer be allowed, and so will no longer break bones, but words could still hurt feelings. Maybe they will draft regulations saying you can't say bad things about people... oh wait... I think they've already started that.
For those of us who grew up reading Shakespeare modern day Bridget Jones