Speak Softly, and Carry a Big Stick, if You’re in Britain.

avatar 013We recently discussed the ridiculous gun laws in force in Ireland.  How about some ridiculous knife laws from the UK (which already prohibits firearms)?

From the UK government web site:

Knives: the laws on buying and carrying

The laws about buying and carrying a knife depend on the type of knife, your age and your circumstances.

Basic laws on knives

It is illegal to:

  • sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18
  • carry a knife in public without good reason – unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
  • carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife (the list of banned knives is below)
  • use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)

Lock knives (knives with blades that can be locked when unfolded) are not folding knives, and are illegal to carry in public.

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is 4 years in prison and a fine of £5,000.

Today, most of us are breaking British law with the knives we have on us, or in our purse, and would be subject to a 4 year prison term and a fine of (currently) over $7500!

And our leaders WANT  the United States laws, regarding arms, to follow along the lines of the British laws!

I don’t think so, thank you.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
United States Constitution 1791 Amendment 2

Is there still any doubt why the people in 1791 DEMANDED that the constitution enumerate the rights of the people!

In discussing the 2nd amendment, Noah Webster said it best:  “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people is armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.”

At least until now…