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This is what happens when you've banned guns and crime still skyrockets. Buy stock in Little Tykes now, because before long they'll design everything we own.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6501720.ece

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The best part of that article was reading all the feedback from American readers on this story. Oh they sure hit the nail on the head. I like how the designer said it can't inflict a fatal wound. It can cut, can't it? Then it can inflict a fatal would if it can cut. Window dressing, that what a lot of stuff is today.

As long as the edge can cut I don't see the point (no pun intended) of a pointless stab-proof knife unless it has a specific purpose in a certain industry where a point isn't needed.

Wonder when the move starts to begin banning claw hammers, machetes, nail guns, pliers, saws, shovels, axes, and chisles??? You can ban all the so-called weapons in the world, but walk into any hardware store and you can get anything that can cause deadly damage and harm to anything and anyone.

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I was reading this article, I think Field and Stream, and this emergency room surgeon was saying knife cuts are the number one hunting accident he handles. People not used to cutting stuff all of a sudden have a big bloody carcass to cut up.

I'd think people are more danger to themselves than each other, guns, knives, claw hammers or the latest villian, nunchuckas.

"the guvmint can take my nunchuckas when they pry them from my cold dead hands"

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Off topic, but one of the articles linked on the link above, ranks the burglary hotspots in the U.K., some of which have seen nearly 6% burglary insurance claims in the last twelve months.

http://timesbusiness.typepad.com/money_weblog/2009/02/is-your-home-in.html

Its also cute that the icon for the link shows a burglar holding a gun, with some sort of bullseye silhouette on the burglars torso. Laugh

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I don't think the idea of a tipless knife is necessarily bad. Using the design as a mechanism for murder prevention is wacky though.

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