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    Ban Knives?

    The research is published in the British Medical Journal.

    The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.

    They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

    None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
    BBC NEWS | Health | Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

    People do not need assault knives for cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady View Post
    The research is published in the British Medical Journal.

    The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.

    They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

    None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
    BBC NEWS | Health | Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

    People do not need assault knives for cooking.
    Come and get 'em (if you think you can).
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady View Post
    The research is published in the British Medical Journal.

    The researchers said there was no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available at all.

    They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.

    None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
    BBC NEWS | Health | Doctors' kitchen knives ban call

    People do not need assault knives for cooking.
    To begin with it must be recognized that the article you cite is seven years old and was released back in the year of 2005. Its relevancy is questionable.

    Secondly chefs are in no way experts in any matter except for the preparation of food. They are without experience in the field of criminology or social issues. Their opinion is irrelevant to the matter and is of no value in any debate outside of the proper methodology for preparing fine dishes.

    Third this article would seem to suggest that prohibiting the ownership of firearms did not have the desired results of reducing crime rates in the United Kingdom. Claiming that there is a need to prohibit non-firearm weapons in addition to firearms would suggest that there is a futility to the plan of trying to deprive criminals of tools they may use. It would suggest that the United Kingdom continues to remain a dangerous location with an active criminal element continually finding new ways to harm and exploit others.

    Fourth is the fact that such a plan would not work as it is quite easy for literally anyone and everyone to create new knives in their garages with a minimum of tools. Sharpening a length of metal and creating a handle to hold onto results in a makeshift weapon as deadly as any professional grade knife but at a greatly reduced cost and in a time frame as little as one hour. Such is done in prisons across the world where access to resources is tightly restricted so there is no reason to believe a wide open country like the United Kingdom would be any better off. Any individual purchasing a length of steel from a hardware store or a steel plant could be constructing a bladed implement for the purpose of committing murder and there is no way to keep track of them or their behavior.

    Furthermore Brady it is a practice in intellectual dishonesty to apply the prefix "assault" to the subject in an attempt to modify it into an entirely new term. First it was "assault weapons" and then "assault magazines" and now you are attempting to coin the term "assault knives" in a weak attempt to tackle a new subject of discussion when you have not even finished the previous discussion.

    Knife throwing is a recognized sport in both America and Europe. It is an event that can only be practiced with knives that have points for penetrating the target. Your latest stance and the opinion of the queried chefs from seven years ago directly attacks this established sport.
    Last edited by Xenamnes; 12-27-2012 at 12:03 PM.
    If one cannot have an argument without resorting to hyperbole, name calling and emotional rhetoric, then they have lost the argument from their first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easyrider View Post
    Come and get 'em (if you think you can).
    I second the motion, only-only (from my cold dead fingers)

    Sorry Rider Guy couldn't help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsu2357 View Post
    I second the motion, only-only (from my cold dead fingers)

    Sorry Rider Guy couldn't help it.
    You're cool!

    How about this quote that has been attributed to the alleged pacifist, Ghandi:

    'Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.'

    Oohrah!
    “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” - Robert Jastrow

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