Mar 24 2009

Making the purchase of knives illegal in Edmonton

Published by at 6:06 pm under Other Stuff

The Mayor and some of city council of Edmonton came up with a great idea.  To reduce knife violence we should ban the sale of knives in the city.

I will have to comment on some problems with this.

1.  The knives are already here.

People in Edmonton have knives.  If someone wants to get a poket knife they can get one.

2.  Kitchen knives are sharp.  So are box cutters.

People will just start using other blades in their stead.

3.  Edmonton is not an island nation.

Leduc, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain… you will still be able to get knives from any of these places, how will they stop the sale of knives?  Demanding proof of address at time of purchase in those cities as well?

I understand that there is a problem with violent crimes in Edmonton right now, but there must be better solutions to this problem than trying to ban the sale of knives.  I mean that’s the stupidest thing I have ever heard.  I am glad to see that our politicians are not above stupidity, I was starting to feel inferior to US politics (a la intertubes).

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One Response to “Making the purchase of knives illegal in Edmonton”

  1. Jasonon 25 Mar 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Word. Interdiction is hard and usually absurd to attempt anyway… for that matter, source control is complete bullshit.

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