For information I respectfully direct members to have a look at -
Without wishing to inject inappropriate levity - it is nice to see that other interest groups carry the same ratio's of disinterest, barrack room legal eagles, didnt understand the question, NIMBY and outraged of Basingstoke as SD does!
Seriously - timely reminder of how similar rather than how different we collectively are.
Must also note the established position with such posts on here - only one side of story told etc. So for purposes of this thread, I'm only taking things at face value, yet appreciate the problems with that.
Its a long thread, so useful to concentrate on OP and his further post made today at 9.30 AM.
I come across a number of people who honestly believe that things are pretty ok legal wise at present and it is better not to rock boats as things can only get worse. It is a perfectly arguable position to hold. In the meantime, one by solitary and lonely one people have their lives turned upside down.
If things were as stated by the Op - did the legislators have any intention of this as an outcome when they framed the law? Are we as society one iota more secure as a result of this application of that law?
Since adding what was a genuine idea regards knife issue within changes to Firearms licensing etc, I'll confess ( Andy here ) that the matter has exercised some thought. On checking the various online petitions etc all I have found are several calls for tighter controls - verging zero tolerence at a level that would be unenforceable.
Is it just me going off on one ( who just whispered 'he means another one' at the back? ). What do others think? Is there a practicable solution that could be put forward for consideration? To be clear please lets not go down the Katana in a back sheath personal defence etc line. I'm thinking of daily carry - in sensible places etc - of a Leatherman, Swiss Army knife. Carriage of a fixed blade in a 4x4 for humane despatch, freeing trapped sheep, saw to cut road blocking trees etc etc