[funsec] The right to bear arms & make salad

Drsolly drsollyp at drsolly.com
Tue Jul 22 15:59:48 CDT 2008


The "glut of teenage stabbings in London" is actually a media invention;  
the stats aren't saying there's a sudden huge problem.

On Tue, 22 Jul 2008, Florian Weimer wrote:

> * Imri Goldberg:
> 
> > For Brian Loe and Drsolly:
> >
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7508404.stm
> >
> > "Most fatal stabbings involve a weapon that is easy to obtain and sharp with
> > it - a kitchen knife. Would stopping the sale of long blades with sharp
> > points help save lives?"*
> 
> Do these teenager stabbings actually involve kitchen knives?  I'd think
> that carrying around an ordinary kitchen knife would diminish your
> reputation among your peers.
> 
> (In the homicide statistics, broken glasses and bottles routinely appear
> in the same category as knives, BTW.)
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