I guess you can't squeeze a lot of sense out of these limeys...Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens
ONE of Scotland’s leading doctors has called for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives.
Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.
He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.
Weirder and weirder...and apparently it's been a thing in Japan for a while also, example from Stars and Stripes.Blade ban: Knives best left on base to avoid breaking Japan’s new weapons law
On U.S. bases, knife and sword ownership rules differ among installations and are not affected by the Japanese law.
But, cautioned Joe Tenis, deputy provost marshal for U.S. Forces Japan, going off base with any kind of knife carries a risk.
"Unlike in the States, if you are going off base, keep your pocketknife on base," he said. "If stopped and requested to be searched by Japanese police, explaining the pocket or other knife is for personal protection is not a valid reason for carrying the knife and will likely result in the individual being taken into custody."
"Servicemembers going off base need to keep their pocket and other knives on base unless there is a valid reason for having the knife, such as going on a fishing or diving trip," said. "And if you are going fishing, you better have a pole with you, too."
Violators face a maximum of three years imprisonment or a fine up to 500,000 yen (about $5,680). According to the Japanese National Police Web site, anyone possessing the newly banned knives must dispose of them by July 4.
Then Skank Of America could start in...