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UK MP Proposes Citizens Register Knives, GPS Monitor Them

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UK MP Proposes Citizens Register Knives, GPS Monitor Them

Tory MP Scott Mann is calling for drastic knife reform, which includes nationwide knife registration and knife GPS monitoring. I wish I were joking, but the sad fact is, I’m not. While many are laughing at Scott’s proposals, others of us watch a disastrous 1984 scenario play out before our eyes.

The North Cornwall representative took to Twitter to announce his ideas. Scott suggests a national knife database similar to the one used to monitor gun ownership. He also wants GPS tracking placed in all knife handles. And well, he wants a “bloody good explanation” if you are caught with a GPS tracked knife.


Of course, Twitter users quickly lashed out, or laughed outloud, at Scott’s ridiculous proposals.


But make no mistake about it, this is the direction we are heading. While Scott’s knife control concept feels somewhat laughable today, a decade ago, it was completely absurd. As rights vanish, the herd adjust expectations. That’s why knife control, as a concept, is no longer completely absurd, just a bit laughable. What will the perception of knife control be in another decade?

The UK is experiencing increased cases of knife violence, particularly with machetes. Some British stores have voluntarily removed kitchen knives from their store shelves. This mirrors U.S. gun control campaigns that pressure stores to cease gun sales. Look no further than Dicks Sporting Goods gun control campaigns. It’s the same formula, just using a different item.

Author: Jim Satney

PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.




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