Knife Laws Fail London: Knife Crime at 40 Offences Every Day

Knife incidents in London are happening at a rate of about 40 offences per day. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, ignore the citizens’ cries for help, choosing to stay apathetic and ignorant. Additionally, gun crime in London has risen in the last three years, at almost seven offences a day. Why all this crime, when the UK has some of the strictest gun and knife laws in the world? The elites state that gun and knife control is the answer, so shouldn’t we just believe them and throw out all these statistics; and throw out our arms? I’m being facetious.  

 

At the end of 2018, there were 14,769 crimes involving knives in London. That’s a 52% increase from the end 2015, which ended at 9,691 crimes involving knives. Of those 14,769 crimes, 83 were knife killings, and 161 of those were rapes and/or sexual assault carried out with a blade.

 

2016 ended in 9,745 crimes, and that’s about the time Sadiq Khan was elected to Mayor, as the predecessor of Boris Johnson. Since his election, knife AND gun crimes have skyrocketed. I’m not saying this correlation means causation, but it is definitely something worth looking into. October of 2014, to October of 2015, there were 1,880 crimes involving guns in London. Compare that to the number in 2018, which rose to 2,542 crimes.

 

With such ridiculous laws on firearms and knives, law-abiding citizens are left defenseless against the rising gang violence. The next step would be, clearly, to ban gangs(I’m being facetious.)

 

It is illegal to carry a knife in public unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less. You cannot be under the age of 18 to purchase a knife, legally. You also have to have a “good reason,” like carrying it to, and from, work. You cannot carry a tiny knife, for nothing. The problem is, the courts get to decide what a good reason is…. Not you.

 

Self protection does not fall under the category of ‘good reason.’

 

Sadiq Khan had a chance to listen and learn about the citizens he has stewardship over, and their struggles with the rising crimes. He was invited to take part in a BBC debate on knife crime. Some contributors to the debate claimed there is a civil war in the streets of London, and that Sadiq wasn’t treating knife crime as his number one priority. They’re probably right, as he spent 2.3 million on a firework tribute to show his relationship to the EU, which he could’ve used elsewhere on something actually important. Anyways, Sadiq not only didn’t show up to this debate, but he completely refused to, continuing to neglect his people’s’ cries.

 

Another cause to the crime, is the immigration of “refugees” from war torn countries. In almost every police report the names of specific ethnic groups show as one of the following: Ethiopians, Afghans, North and/or Central Africans, Somalis. Not all, but a great amount of the refugees coming from these places are bringing with them, a culture of hate and violence.

STEVEN E. WHITE