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Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:04 pm
by Big Lazy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11929401

Hmmm cant see this going down very well with the public. Saying that it will mean law abiding folk like us can carry a knife again for protection without fear of being sent to prison for 5 years.

Re: Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:17 am
by Loz
Larnz mate, carrying for protection ain't a legal reason, that'll still end you up with a criminal record right now, but I did hear that a criminal needs to be convicted for over 100 burglaries a year in order to face jail time and that tory plans are to make it even more difficult to end up in jail, personally I think anyone convicted of 10 crimes should be told ' we don't want you anymore, stuck in a box and parachuted into the middle of the amazon

Re: Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:32 pm
by the blade master
amazon loz nah try the place where they have the im a celebrity get out of here
but without the get me out of here option i wonder if theyd put them on the spider whichity grub
kangaroo anus and croccdile penis menu :D

Re: Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:20 pm
by Detsawm
Why they don't just set out a license scheme like they have with firearms I don't know. That way people who have been assesed and all that jazz would be allowed to carry a knife for protection and those that are just doing it to look cool can still get arrested. Still seems impractical I'll admit but it's better than judging everybody by the actions of the violence obsessed teens.

Re: Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:03 pm
by the blade master
hi detsawn
to be honest i really cant see that idea working a licence to carry a knife for self protection nah i dont think so
they tried somthing similar in america a few years back california i believe where due to a missinterpration of the law
ordinary citizens where openly wearing firearms on the street the police had a field day / hard time arresting folkes for weeks after

Re: Ken Clarke to drop Tory knife jail pledge

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:49 pm
by Moon
Detsawm wrote:Why they don't just set out a license scheme like they have with firearms I don't know. That way people who have been assesed and all that jazz would be allowed to carry a knife for protection and those that are just doing it to look cool can still get arrested. Still seems impractical I'll admit but it's better than judging everybody by the actions of the violence obsessed teens.
When was anybody in the UK ever granted a license to carry a firearm for protection? :S