Knives Away, Pinkies Out! We're British, You Know!7 July 2008
Jail knife carriers, says Cameronfrom the BBC
Anyone caught carrying a knife without a good excuse should expect to be sent to prison, David Cameron says.
Mr Cameron says knife crime is now a problem ofepidemic proportionsin the UK.
Knife crime is such a problem in the UK because violent crime is a problem. In fact, per capita, there are more incidents of most sorts of violent crime in the UK than in the US, though this fact is generally hidden by the British using different data reporting protocols. Violent crime is at greater levels in the UK in spite of their having gun control, because guns aren't the cause. Nor are knives. The prohibition of guns has largely resulted in a substitution of knives. A prohibition of knives will largely result in some other substitution. And innocent people who aren't protected by the police will be ever more at the mercy of criminals.