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Thread: People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

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    People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

    Petition: People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

    If a petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond ... If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.


    If you want the Government to debate this here's the petition to sign.

    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/233926
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    I used three knives yesterday, should I get 25 years? I used one to cut mushrooms, one to dice an onion and another to slice some rump steak.
    Anyone who cooks need to buy knives and when they do so they have to carry them from shop to home, they may even take them when going to self catering accommodation, all perfectly legitimate and legal. Likewise many people carry a small folding knife, useful for cutting frayed threads off carpet, freeing animals from discarded rope, fishing line etc.

    Legislation born of a knee jerk reaction to knife crime runs the risk of making these, and other legitimate users of knives, criminals. We already have the legislation but we don't have the necessary assurance that those carrying knives, for other than legitimate purposes, will be caught and punished. What we need isn't more legislation, it is more police officers on the streets.

    Start a petition for that and I'll sign it.

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    I agree something has to be done but raising a petition with such severe punishments put forward is pointless. By all means raise a petition but make it reasonable .
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    Geoff as long as you have a reasonable excuse and are not carrying on your person ie in a bag or case you are ok with your transport of kitchen knives

    and if you knead a knife for fishing or what ever you are allowed to have a 4 inch non fixed blade in your pocket again with a reasonable excuse of use
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    Is the actual wording of a petition that important or is it just a mechanism to help decide whether further debate is required?
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    NO mention of who the people using knives are or why the Parents dont have any control over them. Why is the State responsible for the behaviour of Children (mostly) who have been brought up not to respect other people

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    I think that some one carrying a knife more than once with the intention of stabbing some one should go straight to prison , no messing , the police have records of the people who have been caught carrying weapons, if they are told that they should not carry these weapons it will not stop them from doing so if they new that being caught carrying would mean going to jail they would think twice , only my 2 pennyworth
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    Theres a big difference between a gang member carrying a machette on the street to a housewife or a trademan carrying a stanley knife in the course of work. Common sense has to prevail.
    Get them off the street .

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    I think with all the violent video games and films kids loose all touch with reality and killing someone means extra points and crashing a car can be put right with a restart button .
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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    Geoff as long as you have a reasonable excuse and are not carrying on your person ie in a bag or case you are ok with your transport of kitchen knives

    and if you knead a knife for fishing or what ever you are allowed to have a 4 inch non fixed blade in your pocket again with a reasonable excuse of use
    I am well aware of that but I think you missed my real point:

    We already have the legislation but we don't have the necessary assurance that those carrying knives, for other than legitimate purposes, will be caught and punished. What we need isn't more legislation, it is more police officers on the streets.

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