The new “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” program is in full swing and police are telling us that they have joined forces with an already growing trend in the United Kingdom to ban ‘pointy’ knives. Police departments in Britain, urging people to give up their blades, including those from the kitchen, are literally advising people to NOT to become a victim by NOT defending themselves.
So, let me get this straight, “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” would have saved British soldier Lee Rigby’s life when he was savagely slaughtered in the streets of London by 2 Muslim terrorists with knives?
Counter Current News (h/t Henry P) Lancashire Police tell us that an “amnesty” program began at the end of August, and “more than 800 knives have been handed in across the county – including swords, machetes and commando knives.” “The amnesty was extended for a further week owing to its success,” Lancashire Police representatives explained.
The Lancashire department explains that their “officers have now given their backing to a national initiative designed to raise awareness of knife crime and encourage the surrender of dangerous weapons.”
In spite of the amnesty ending this week, police tell us that “people can continue to hand in any knife at any police station with a front counter as well being able to drop them into the designated bins.”
Those bins will be in cities all over the U.K. as this call for people to turn in pointed knives continues. “We are keen to raise awareness of the devastating impact of knife crime and to reduce the number of families affected so we have decided to keep the knife bins indefinitely,” Detective Chief Inspector Steve Dowson said.
“While projects encouraging the surrender of knives are not a single solution to violence, they have an important role to play in inspiring communities to get behind education and preventative measures,” he added. “Such campaigns show a desire to address local concerns and Lancashire Police is keen to throw our weight behind them in support.
Researchers “consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen. None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.”
I bet ISIS just can’t wait to turn in their knives:
Again, we remind our readers outside of the UK, that this is not satire, just another example of the government claiming they are here to protect us from ourselves.
Similar “logic” has been offered by Homeland Security in the U.S., advising would-be victims at schools and offices to hide or throw cans of soup at active shooters.
Don’t be a victim:
If you feel you are in immediate danger from knife crime there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself:
• Move away from the situation towards a public place (shop, house, restaurant etc.) as quickly as possible.
• Make as much noise as you can.
• Instead of carrying a knife, carry a personal alarm.
• Don’t fight back.
• Bend over, put your head between your knees and kiss your ass good bye.