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Re: Knife Crime in UK. Da Duh DUMMMMMMMM!

I'm not quite sure why you're drawing our attention Brad to some propaganda piece dating back from 2005 by the British medical establishment attempting to get pointed kitchen knives banned that is also behind a paywall. However I managed to find a free-to-view copy of it on scribd.com:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/118269125/Reducing-Knife-Crime-BMJ

I haven't heard anything about pointed kitchen knifes being banned in the UK, and I don't remember the politically correct sector of the media backing this campaign, so I don't think it worked.

The UK is not really the best country to pick in order to advance an argument that tighter gun control doesn't stop a country being violent. The murder rate in the UK in 2011 was 1.23 per 100,000 inhabitants, about a quarter of the US rate of 4.8 per 100,000 (with about 15% of the US rate caused by stabbing). Jamaica would be a better choice of country for the point I think you're trying to make:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/25/john-lott-kingston-jamaica-murder-gun-ban-violence-chicago-washington/

The Jamaican murder rate is about twelve times the US rate despite having gun control since the 1970s.