British police are supporting an effort called “Save a Life: Surrender Your Knife” in an attempt to curb the growing rash of “knife crime” in the country and have people place their “pointy” knives into bins strategically placed in almost every town.
A companion effort called “No Knives, Better Lives,” provides us with astounding wisdom like, “There’s no safe place to stab someone,” and, “If you stab somebody and they die, you may face a life sentance (sic),” and, “By carrying a knife, you are much more likely to get stabbed yourself as situations involving weapons can quickly get out of control.”
In 2005, the BBC reported on a study by the British Medical Journalshowing that kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings committed in the UK. It argued that many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all-too-available weapon.
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