Ok - very conscious this issue is bubbling away generally.
Purpose of this post is purely & simply to draw attention to a running E Petition -
PLEASE NOTE - If people could keep the thread alive with posting if they vote; but otherwise could I request that any and all commentary be placed on either existing related threads or a fresh thread be opened.
EDIT SUNDAY 23rd JUNE 2013 - VARIOUS COMMENTS HAVE BEEN PUT INTO THE THREAD. I HAVE COPIED AND PASTED THESE TO A SEPARATE DISCUSSION THREAD, PLEASE GO THERE FOR ANY COMMENTARY AND RETAIN THIS SIMPLY AS DIRECTION TO THE E PETITION, MANY THANKS IT CAN BE FOUND HERE -
Petition statement from the Govt e petition website ( subject to their stated terms and Crown Copyright reserved )-
Responsible department: Home Office
Under current UK law it is illegal to carry a folding knife with a lock in public, I believe this is an unhelpful and unnecessary limit on our rights. Locking knives are safer and easier to use than the non-locking ones currently available, we should not be inconveniencing law abiding members of the public in this manner. I would ask the government to make it legal to carry folding knives with a blade lock in public.