Sunday, May 29, 2005

Autonomic murderous veggie choppers

A tale from Nanny's playpen

From the "What NEXT?!?" department, this item from BBC News: Doctors call for ban on kitchen knives

«They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.»
Do you think they'll manage a ban on alcohol? In the UK!?!

Okay, I'll say it... knives don't kill people. People kill people.

«In contrast, a pointed long blade pierces the body like "cutting into a ripe melon".»
BAN MELONS! And quite naturally:
Government response [Ed.: surprised?]

«..."Offensive weapons are defined as any weapon designed or adapted to cause injury, or intended by the person possessing them to do so.

"An individual has to demonstrate that he had good reason to possess a knife, for example for fishing, other sporting purposes or as part of his profession (e.g. a chef) in a public place.

"The manufacture, sale and importation of 17 bladed, pointed and other offensive weapons have been banned, in addition to flick knives and gravity knives." »
Nanny's sharp wit can't qualify, surely. Besides, it only hurts when you laugh.

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