Shockingly, New York and London, two world-famous cities of similar population sizes, currently have equivalent murder rates. The glaring differences are that the United Kingdom has no Second Amendment, and prohibited firearms in 1997. That has not stopped the violence, however. The mostly gang-related carnage has been accomplished with knives instead.
That’s no problem to London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim to hold the post in a major Western capital. He tweeted, “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.” Since Mr. Khan plans to restrict British cutlery, will his next target be serving forks? If this is the new trend there, he has certainly fashioned a big job for himself. Imagine confiscating all of the blunt objects at hand, or lying about, that can be weaponized!
When will leftists finally acknowledge the simple truth that inanimate objects cannot be blamed for the hateful intentions of the wielder? So much for the “evolved sensibilities” of our floundering cultural cousins in the gun-free zone across the pond.
David L. Hunter is an associate editor at "Capitol Hill Outsider," and a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer with a Master's in Professional Writing from USC. He's on Twitter and blogs at davidlhunter.blogspot.com. He is published in many publications including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, FrontPage Mag, Freedom Outpost, and The American Spectator. He has article archives in Patriot Post, Canada Free Press and American Thinker. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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