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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Culture of Knife Violence

A political SNAFU, or a glimpse at reality in a gun-free country?

Harriet Harman, the leader of the House of Commons, has been drawn into an embarrassing row after being pictured wearing a stab-proof vest as she toured her own constituency.

Ms Harman took to the streets of Peckham, south London, at 9am on Monday surrounded by several police officers wearing a kevlar-reinforced jacket.[...]

However the picture has annoyed some of her constituents, while Opposition leaders seized on the picture to prove Labour's poor law and order record has made the capital one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
Pretty stupid move. Wait, scratch that. It was a pretty stupid political move. Very smart move for her own personal safety.

I'll take our "gun culture" over their "knife culture" any day of the week. When it comes to self-defence, my knife fighting ability is limited to what I've picked up watching West Side Story a dozen or so times. Needless to say I can sing a mean show tune, but I'm not too handy with a knife.

Full story here.

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