UK: Six Knife Murders Per Week

“SIX people a week are stabbed to death on the streets of Broken Britain,” the reports. “Latest figures show a shocking 332 fatalities in a year — the worst toll since records began . . . The latest figures show knife deaths have almost doubled in the last 30 years. The total is up 58 on two years ago and 80 more than in the last year of Tory rule. There are also 60 non-fatal knife crimes daily, with 22,000 recorded in the year.” So we can expect the UK to being the process of restoring gun rights then, right? Nope. To turn an old British expression on its head, they’re finishing as they mean to start . . .

“Its a shame that knife crimes has increased so much a Britain and the police and politicians has choosen not to do much about it,” commentator redstar19756 writes. “The authorities are showing more concern in hosting the 2012 Olympics! Time to get your act together Britain!”

Look for more draconian anti-knife laws, as gun rights continue to fade into The Land of Hope and Glory’s collective unconscious.


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118 Responses to UK: Six Knife Murders Per Week

  1. avatarMotoJB says:

    Quick! Ban all bladed objects in the UK!!!

    • avatarSanchanim says:

      Plastic knives are all you get folks!!!

      • avatarsavaze says:

        You’d be surprised on how much damage you can do with plastic or rubber knives. I taught a general self defense class and had to drop the knife section from it for that reason.

    • avatargreat unknown says:

      actually, the British recently proposed [and perhaps passed] a law banning pointed knives.

      of course, a competent knife fighter can do an enormous amount of damage with the edge – that’s what it’s there for. In the pictures above, the attacker should be constantly slicing at the blocking arm instead of trying to stab the torso of the defender. first, it’s closer. second, it’s harder to defend. and third, the bleeding from multiple little cuts soon becomes life-threatening.

      • avatarGS650G says:

        They were pushing the ban (true story) in response to the knife culture in the UK (their expression) and were quite serious about it.
        The UK government is trying to push a string it seems.

      • avatarFelix says:

        Friends went to Scotland (and England :-) several years ago for bagpiping reasons, and had to show their passports and be registered to buy the ceremonial small knives which are part of the fancy kilt dress. They were told by the clerk that this applied to all pointed knives, kitchen, kilt, or otherwise.

        • Sorry but none of the above are true.
          I should know as I live in the UK & knives are one item I sell through my business.
          The Royal College of Surgeons suggested banning pointed knives & even had someone design as supposed alternative – which was promptly derided by chefs, butchers & other professional knife users.
          At no point was a Bill placed before Parliament.

          The laws on knives here are strict but they aren’t yet as idiotic as our firearms laws.

  2. avatarjwm says:

    people that are determined to kill will get the job done. murder was not invented with gunpowder.

    • avatarAharon says:

      It started with a rock. Actually it started with a thought or rather a feeling of bitterness, envy, rejection, and possibly opportunity in one man’s head. Cain attacked his brother Abel who was taken down possibly because he had poor situational awareness and was unarmed.

      • Hahaha, back-to-back awesome quotes:

        “Murder was not invented with gunpowder.”

        “Cain attacked his brother Abel who was taken down possibly because he had poor situational awareness and was unarmed.”

        I was barely done savoring the first when I busted out laughing at the second!

  3. avatarST says:

    You heard it here first.

    “2028 UK Tribune: British Parliament considering law banning cinderblocks”
    ‘In reaction to a shocking home invasion where a criminal gang murdered a family with bricks, the British government has promised a legislative response. Since knives were outlawed in 2014, murders with bricks and stones have increased 40% over the last 14 years. The English Bricklayers Union has promised to fight the law’s enactment. If the bill is signed, buildings made of stone will require annual inspection to ensure they aren’t being turned into weapons”

    • avatarSwarf says:

      Nicely done.

    • avatarGS650G says:

      News 2029 – Britain bans gravity

      Gravity was sited as a major risk today since it accelerates objects at the ridiculous rate of 9.8m/s allowing hoods to drop objects on people from heights .”We will eliminate this threat by attacking the gravity culture once and for all”

      • avatarV.Mcann@ says:

        I support reasonable limits on acceleration due to gravity.

        • avatarG.R. Mead says:

          “Reasonable” limits are not enough.
          This scourge on the great mass of the British people has dragged the entire country down for far too long now. It must be reversed and done away with entirely.

  4. avatarSilver says:

    But…but…gun-grabbers told me that banning guns would create a violence-free utopia where crime was unimaginable! Perhaps I should rethink this anti-gun stance that I’ve been brainwashed into believing…

    Oh, look, Idol’s on.

    • avatarSanchanim says:

      Come over to the dark side, we have cookies!!!

    • Nobody ever said that, Silver. You’ve become tedious with those wild exaggerations. Isn’t what we really do say enough for you to argue with? FLAME DELETED

      • avatarDex says:

        if it was a wild exaggeration then nobody would try to ban guns after weighing the advantages of private gun ownership. Disarming a population is thriving on the idea of utopian wishful thinking, all the while being completely ignorant of the human condition: the strong do as they will and the weak suffer what they must.

      • avatarPaul says:

        Wow. Imagine that. MikeB calling someone else “tedious.”

      • avatarSilver says:

        Aw, I’m sorry I got your feathers ruffled mikey, I didn’t mean to upset our cute wittle anti mascot. Hm, what was it you said a week or two ago about people who get easily riled because of their insecurity in their views? Funny, really.

        And I think in order for there to be an “argument” with what antis say, there has to be a valid or logical point to actually debate. Otherwise, it’s just me/us soundly trouncing and disproving your views and laughing at your own “wild exaggerations.” Make a decent point some day and maybe I could address that.

        • I didn’t notice that I got riled. Are you using your super powers again, Silver?

        • avatarMoonshine7102 says:

          Because it wasn’t you. The whole tone of that post was different.

        • avatarSilver says:

          I’d tend to count a post that ends in FLAME DELETED as approaching the “riled” end of the spectrum.

          I wish I did have super-powers, like being able to conjure up false claims, misleading statistics, and agenda-driven lies at will without having any conflict of conscience. Can you teach me?

  5. avatarJOE MATAFOME says:

    Boston’s got a lot in common with the dumb ass brits, cuz they’re well on their way to banning knives. They should also ban swords so that only criminals will have all the guns, knives and swords, and the law abiding citizens will be unarmed lil sheep.

  6. avatarAPBTFan says:

    Maybe they should adopt a blanket rule that everyone needs to be reprogrammed as seen in A Clockwork Orange. Mass brainwarshing and no more violence. I could see England as being the first to contemplate it.

  7. avatarThomas Paine says:

    if i remember correctly, any knife over 3″ is illegal to carry. Actually, any ‘offensive’ weapon is illegal to carry. The notion of a self defense weapon implies that it is an admission that you will use it ‘offensively’ and is therefore illegal. Effed up, huh?

    I was watching a documentary on the Yardie gangs, and they all carried this type of meat cleaver knife. Maybe to circumvent the law somehow i guess.

  8. avatarjwm says:

    isn’t self defense basically illegal in england? and what happened to the brits, they once had enough pride and courage to stand up to hitler.

    • avatarMark N. says:

      Self defense is legal but just barely. One cannot employ “excessive force,” and whether excesive force was used is a jury question. Apparently using force greater than that used by the aggressor is “excessive.” But I think you can get away with yelling “Cease and desist, man!”

      • avatarJeff O. says:

        “Say there Chap, might’nt I trouble you to please stop knifing me in the eye? No? Well, here’s a cup of lukewarm tea, would you like cream and sugar before I splash you with it?”

      • avatarJuanCudz says:

        It’s not even really a jury question as they tend to be instructed by a judge, so it’s the judge’s opinion as to what is excessive force. And given the private estates and mews they tend to inhabit you can guess their answer to that.

  9. avatarV.McCann says:

    Who wants to bet that the UK has a higher knife-murder rate than Wyoming? Must be that strict Wyoming knife control, right?

  10. avatarBryan says:

    Doesn’t mikeb live there? What a utopian paradise it is.

  11. avatarPeteRR says:

    Would it make you feel any better if they was pushed out of windows?

  12. avatarAharon says:

    Next step: the nanny-state will require all food such as veggies, fruit, meat, and cheese to be pre-cut by the food industry. Then all kitchen knives will become obsolete and criminally illegal requiring them to be turned into government. It’s better and safer that way since now home cooks won’t cut themselves.

  13. avatarPat Carver says:

    But the Brits are still allowed to carry those bags filled with an array of clubs around, right?

    • avatarCarlosT says:

      For now.

    • avatarjwm says:

      just until their government figures out those white thingy’s are actually high velocity projectiles. then they’ll have to switch to nerf golf.

    • avatarA Brit in MI says:

      Yes, but if you beat a knife wielding punk to within an inch of his life with your 9 iron, you would be prosecuted for assault with a deadly weapon!

  14. avatarJon R. says:

    Is it against the law to carry a Katana in Britain? If not, I’d be the first official mall ninja if I lived there. Thank god my ancestors immigrated.

  15. avatarlolwut says:

    I’d just like to point out that the linked article is over four years old. Rob Knox died in May 2008, and the comments are all over four years old as well…

  16. I find it a bit hypocritical that you and your commenters, who repeatedly tell us how the child shootings in the US are statistically insignificant, would build an entire argument over 300 knife deaths in the UK.

    It’s a shame that not one of the Armed Intelligentsia commenters has the balls to call you on your bullshit. It kinda proves what I often say. You guys aren’t interested in the “Truth,” you’re interested in advancing your agenda regardless how wrong-headed it may be.

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      “you’re interested in advancing your agenda regardless how wrong-headed it may be”

      And your agenda is different how?

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      Come on smart guy. Distinguish our “wrong headedness” from yours.

    • avatarrosignol says:

      Is anyone else wondering if Robert just trolled Mikeb#?

      There’s going to be some fun quoting this down the road…

    • avatarChas says:

      Yeah, cause it’s real brave to sit at your computer and hurl invective at people you know you’ll never have to face, ain’t it, Mikey?

    • avatarRobert Farago says:

      So you’re saying that 300 knife deaths a year are acceptable? On what basis?

      • Nooo. I said you’re a hypocrite because you say the kid deaths in The States are acceptable.

        • avatarV.Mcann@ says:

          Mike, I think you might be lying.

        • avatarJake says:

          That is just about the opposite of fact. What we actually tend to indicate, staff correct me if I’m wrong please, is that no matter how much you wish and hope they would, the things you want to do to “correct” those occurrences would do no such thing. Those events would remain, the only difference would be that more law abiding people would be defenseless on the off chance someone decided they looked like a worthy enough target for… whatever. I for one care more about law abiding people than the criminals who decide that their own greed is worth more than another human being’s life. Even you, pending criminal record review, naturally.

    • avatarMoonshine7102 says:

      Still got that carry permit, Dog Gone?

    • avatarJarhead1982 says:

      When they banned guns and then killings using knives replaced on equal footing the deaths where guns were used, yes we can question it.

      After all its you antis that seem to think a cultural difference is actually created by gun control, but you have never proven it oh mighty spin master of the pathological lie gun control reduces violence.

      • Keep repeating what you’ve heard the others say. Don’t think for yourself. Don’t think about the obvious frequent mass killings we have with guns that COULD NOT happen with knives.

        • avatarV.Mcann@ says:

          Yes, but many more knife killings could happen without the guns.

        • avatarJarhead1982 says:

          LOL, damn, you are so easy to bait into saying something stupid.

          You mean mass kilings with knives dont happen in strict gun control states, uh heres China.

          “The 2010 Chinese school attacks were a series of uncoordina­ted mass stabbings, hammer attacks, and cleaver attacks in the People’s Republic of China beginning in March 2010. The spate of attacks left at least 21 dead and some 90 injured.”

          On March 23, 2010, Zheng Minsheng 41, murdered eight children with a knife in an elementary school in Nanping, Fujian province.

          Just a few hours after the execution of Zheng Minsheng in neighborin­g Fujian Province, in Leizhou, Guangdong another knife-wiel­ding man named Chen Kangbing, 33 at Hongfu Primary School wounded 16 students and a teacher.

          An attacker named Wu Huanming, 48, killed seven children and two adults and injured 11 other persons with a cleaver at a kindergart­en in Hanzhong, Shaanxi on May 12, 2010

          On 4 August 2010, 26-year-ol­d Fang Jiantang slashed more than 20 children and staff with a 60cm knife, killing 3 children and 1 teacher, at a kindergart­en in Zibo, Shandong province.

          Aug 2, 2012 A teenager has been arrested after killing nine people and wounding four others in a knife attack in northeast China, state media reported Thursday. The 17-year-old, who was identified only by his surname Li, barged into the home of his girlfriend armed with a knife following an argument and killed two relatives of the girl, the Legal Daily said. As he left his girlfriend’s home in Liaoning province’s Xinbin county, he stabbed six more people to death and wounded five, it said.
          One of the injured died Thursday in hospital, the paper said. Li was arrested near the scene of the attack, late on Wednesday night, and was taken into custody, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

          You are sooo easy to prove a liar.

        • avatarjwm says:

          are you still here mikeybnumbers. didn’t you get the memo, your side lost. gun control is a dead issue. you need to devote your efforts to something more productive. i need to learn how to do one of these blog thingy’s so i can start getting the word out ot oppressed places like italy that they can take back their rights and join free gun owners everywhere.

        • avatarAPBTFan says:

          “frequent mass killings we have with guns that COULD NOT happen with knives”

          Ever heard of a bomb? That shithead McVeigh killed 168 and injured 800 people with nary a gun or knife. Kinda beats 12 killed and 70 injured don’t it? For that matter google the IRA, genius.

        • Haven’t you been reading the news lately? Of course there’s the occasional bomb and multiple knife attack, but they’re occasional. The multiple shootings are daily.

        • avatarJarhead1982 says:

          Dont fotget the Bath School disaster, the name given to three bombings in Bath Township, Michigan, on May 18, 1927, which killed 38 elementary school children, two teachers, four other adults and the bomber himself; at least 58 people were injured.

          Most of the victims were children in the second to sixth grades (7–14 years of age [1]) attending the Bath Consolidated School.

          Their deaths constitute the deadliest mass murder in a school in U.S. history.

          Geez, no guns used either.

        • avatarAPBTFan says:

          “Keep repeating what you’ve heard the others say. Don’t think for yourself.”

          Really? And your shtick is any different? Please explain the difference.


        • Actually I do think for myself. I don’t just repeat the Brady policy line. I’ve come up with a number of interesting ideas and observations, often I’m criticized for them because they do not rely on statistics but only on my ideas.

        • No they aren’t.

          Or does your personal math count two as a mass?

        • I think 3 and above counts as “mass.”

        • Mass murder is widely seen to be four or more victims; a definition used by the FBI, so there is no need for you to make up your own definition. Note that perpetrators don’t count as victims.
          The same goes for “daily”, which to you means the same as “two in a month” does to everyone else.

        • Sounds like you’re the one making shit up, Mike.

        • Go ask the FBI; it’s their definition.

        • avatarJarhead1982 says:

          QUOTE FROM MIKEB “Don’t think about the obvious frequent mass killings we have with guns that COULD NOT happen with knives.”

          Geez, Liar, Liar pants on fire.

          Or doesnt the word “could not” mean something different in the progressive eubonics dictionary?

          Could not means in the real world IT WILL NOT HAPPEN, EVER.

          Yet without trying, dozens of RECENT EXAMPLES are provided, and some older ones as well, LOL!

          Oh thats right, in progressives eubonics, “Could Not” it means, like well ok, I pulled the comment out of my arse and now I must use diversinary tactics to keep from admitting I pulled it out my arse and was proven a LIAR yet again.

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      Go ahead and skip the hard questions as usual mike. You love to pop in and run your mouth so how about answering my simple question. Too hard for you?


  17. avatarKory says:

    This is simple! All they need to do is to add serial numbers to all knives and to start a registry system so that they can track the knives used in murders and crimes. [Gun Control Act 1968] They also need to provide a piece of leather that has been cut with each knife when you purchase it so that it can be added to a knife cutting database to determine which knife was used in a crime. [Empty Casing Requirement for each Pistol] For those people who use knives for legal and lawful purposes (in the kitchen), they need to submit to a background check, finger printing, and to always carry their Knife Owners Identification card. [IL Firearm Owner Identification Card]

    • avatarJarhead1982 says:

      Just like the Chinese, Russians and such have found, you will need to register and track any kind of machine tool, or manual tool that could be used to make a firearm or a knife.

      See, the anti’s just want to create job opportunities for their unemployable in the real world cause they’re too stupid for anything but government work friends. Who will then fill the ranks of sheeple documenting and controlling tool registration, permits, taxes, fee’s training, transportation, background checks, etc, etc, etc.

      Yeah, just what we need, more bureaucratic ka ka that MikeyB would just love as he is that kinda dictatorial sadomasochistic person loving to tell people what they can or cannot do based on their subliminal internalized scared of the boogeyman primal needs to control others, rather sad actually.

  18. avatarFred says:

    I used to live in the UK. I even had a firearms license over there. That country is so full of nampo bampo political correctness. I wonder what they will ban next, cast iron frying pans? stone bricks? metal pipes, pointy shoes? I am surprised that i could actually buy a pack of matches in the grocery store over there. They have this feeling of superiority over all other countries, and like to think of themselves as more civilized. But seem to deny the social problems and inequality that exist in their own country.

  19. avatarA Brit in MI says:

    As I mentioned before, knives are prevalent amongst the gangs of feral youths roaming the streets in the UK. For years there has been a revolving door type justice system where at most a slap on the wrist (figuratively, not literally) gets administered, then the offender is free to roam the streets once more. Also, there seems to be a lack of parental responsibility which certainly exacerbates the situation.

    Back in the day when handguns were legal, there was no ability to oc or cc (legally). There were strict storage & transportation requirements, therefore the common criminal could quite safely assume their victim on the street would be unarmed. I obtained a shotgun licence in the UK when I was 16 but ironically had to sell my O/U when I moved to the US 5 1/2 years ago. But, the consequences of using that to defend yourself in your home were so great that it really would have to be a life or death situation.

    I suppose to summarize, in the UK the criminal has it easy, the average Jo or Joanne not so much….

    But I miss the pubs……

  20. avatarJosh in GA says:

    Anybody seen Harry Brown, the Michael Caine movie? This is waaaaay OT, but this post reminded me of it for some reason.

    • avatarJon R. says:

      That movie was totally unrealistic… everyone knows that British gang bangers and drug dealers can’t get handguns… …

  21. avatarRalph says:

    Osaka school massacre — 8 dead school children, 15 other people seriously wounded with a kitchen knife.

    Akihabara massacre — 4 dead, eight injured with a knife.

    Nanping massacre — 8 dead by stabbing.

    These are just the recent cases of mass murder by knife. But these cases can’t be true, because as mikey says, there can’t be mass murders without guns. Right?

    • avatarMotoJB says:

      Riiight…apparently Mikey just doesn’t like the fact that it’s just easier to pull the trigger than be really up close and personal and have to work for it with a knife. Sure, you can definitely kill more people more quickly with an AR15 than a butter knife but that’s certainly not a reason to outlaw “assault rifles” and 100 round clips.

      • Maybe it’s exactly the reason to outlaw them. You should take you cue from the other guys and continue arguing that guns are NOT the preferred weapon of mass murderers and spree killers.

    • Thanks for getting serious for a moment, Ralph. Now I see, the gun is not the preferred weapon of mass murderers and spree killers. It’s the knife.

      Thanks, man.

  22. avatarjwm says:

    knives are scary to most people. we need to build on that fear to reverse the gun control situation in england. start restoring gun rights to the brits and let it start to spread across europe. be nice to see europe free for the first time in its history. and give the european gun grabbers something to worry about other than our rights.

  23. avatarrossi says:

    View more videos at:

    Darius Kennedy decided to draw an eleven inch knife and use it to menace a police officer near Times Square. He was ordered to drop the knife, refused, and six doses of pepper spray were not enough to convince him of the error of his ways. As the video above shows, he was soon surrounded by police officers, presumably because there was a call for backup. He lunged at one of officer, entering their Tueller bubble with predictable results.

    Kathy Johnson, the perp’s cousin, expressed dismay over the outcome , saying,”I think they could have gave him a warning shot, probably a shot in the leg or the arm,”
    Remember that Masad Ayoob has shown that a little four inch blade can penetrate eight inches of flesh , which means that Darius had enough blade to kill a man twice over. (…and if you are lucky enough to survive that sort of encounter, knife wounds are very nasty .) The average cop doesn’t shoot like Annie Oakley, and in that sort of situation they are going to do what is necessary to eliminate the threat.

  24. avatarWhoBeen says:

    Ref:”Osama bin Laden was killed by the US in 2011.”

    Two words for you, “Prove it!”

    Even Obama cannot prove it…that’s why he had the Osama look-a-like fed to the sharks. And once those members of Seal Team 6 (that had any knowledge of the event) were killed off then Obama can brag about his faux-kill like the fisherman who brags about the big one that got away. Wake up my friend…Obama has more friends in pakistan than most people have on Facebook.

  25. avatarSanguineAngel says:

    So, I did a little digging on the official figures for knife crime and gun crime in both the UK and the US across 2011. These are the figures I dug up. I don’t have an y particular agenda but seeing a few discussions in the wake of the recent shooting, this article struck a chord as it drew direct comparison to my own country and I wondered about how these figures are being presented.

    Here are the figures according to FBI for the US figures and Parliament (England & Wales) & for the UK figures.

    In 2011:
    Population: US – 311 million, UK – 61.4 million
    Firearm crimes: US -262,942, UK – 11870
    Firearm Fatalities: US – 8,583, UK – 340
    Knife crimes: US – 147,823, UK – 29,613
    Knife fatalities: US – 1694, UK – 200

    Combined crimes involving firearms & knives: US – 410,765, UK – 41,483
    Combined fatalities: US – 10,277, UK – 540

    The above as a % of the population:
    Combined crimes: US – 0.13208%, UK – 0.06756%
    Combined fatalities: US – 0.0033% UK – 0.00088%

    The comparison between these show that whilst there are 95.5% more crimes with knives or guns in america than in the UK in relation to the population, there are 275.7% more fatalities.

    Breaking that down, the difference in fatality rates does appear to lie largely with the use of firearms in those crimes. Whilst the incidents of Knife fatalities is indeed 67% higher in the US than in the UK, the incidents of gun crime fatalities is 398% higher in the US than in the UK when compared to the size of the population. This means that the higher rate of fatalities is largely attributed to the gun crimes.

    Hopefully these figures are helpful in providing a rounded picture on the statistics when comparing the UK & US policy on firearms.

    • I don’t know where you are getting those figures from but the firearms homicide figure is way off.

      There were 60 homicides in the UK through 2010/11 where firearms were used.

      In Scotland, firearms were used in crimes 619 times. This includes air weapons & imitations.

      • avatarSanguineAngel says:

        Hi Mike

        Thanks for the reply.

        For the UK stats on firearms, please have a look here:

        Those stats state that they are for England & Wales only and I verified the Scotland figures from here just to make sure:

        From both those pages you will also be able to navigate to reports concerning knife crimes in the same or similar periods.

        For the US figures, this was much easier: figures can be found here

        These links ought to bear out the stats I posted above.

        Although my figures are higher than those you have there mike, both sets are significantly lower in proportion than those in the US and when combined with the knife crime statistics, I hope the you can draw some useful conclusions.

        Anyway, thank you again for replying. When I saw the date of the article I wondered if my post would even get read.


        • avatarSanguineAngel says:

          sorry, I misspoke there – the parliament stats do include Scotland separately.

        • It’s the number of UK firearms fatalities I was pointing up.

          Your first post gives a figure of 340 fatalities caused by firearms in the UK, whereas the data you link to says 58 for England & Wales & 2 for Scotland – it’s that more than five-fold difference that concerned me.

        • avatarSanguineAngel says:

          Hi Mike, you are quite correct! I do apologise, I have no idea where the 340 figure came from. I see the report mentions 388 serious or fatal injuries which is obviously also not the figure I used. Obviously a gaff on my part.

          That affects the stats quite drastically, (Obivously). The salient effect is that the UK combined fatality rate is 0.00042%, when compared to the rate of 0.0033% in the US. That’s a 680% more fatalities in the US.

          The difference in firearm fatalities is in proportion to the population is UK – 0.0001% US – 0.00276% which is a difference of 2724%

          So in proportion to the population of each country, there are more incidents of violent crime involving firearms and knives etc. in the US (95%). The incidents of fatalities during those crimes is approaching 7:1 (680% greater in US) compared to the UK in proportion to the population. The vast proportion of that difference stems from fatalities caused by firearms with knife fatalities just 67% higher in proportion to the population (with a 95% higher crime rate)

  26. avatarNorm says:

    For an everyday activity, travelling by road is probably the riskiest thing many of us do on a regular basis.
    On average, some seven people are killed every day on the roads in Great Britain. Hundreds more are injured, many of them seriously, often with life changing consequences.
    In 2008 alone, 2,538 people died and nearly a quarter of a million were injured.


  27. avatarJames Milligan says:

    Apparently the UK needs more good people carrying knives. Mean while, the US media reports 700 people have been shot since the Sandy Hook slaughter and we have the highest gun ownership per capita.

    • Meanwhile since the Sandy Hook attack, at least 5,000 people in the US have been saved from serious harm or death by the defensive use of firearms.*

      *Based on 100,000 DGU’s a year, a figure way below even government estimates.

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  30. avatarMark says:

    Quick everybody, Britain’s had some stabbings, but that’s not enough. Let’s restore their gun rights so that they too can enjoy a murder rate like they have in the good ol’ United States!

    • avatarMike the Limey says:

      Some of those stabbings could be prevented if the knife wielder found himself looking down the barrel of a gun.

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