As Preppers we must keep up with the events that will affect our lives and one in England is the icing on the cake. The spreading of the gooey, sickeningly sweet sugar coating over a real problem has once again been applied with the strokes of a government so clueless as to punish with a broad stroke its law abiding subjects as opposed to fix the fundamental problem which they themselves cooked up.
Okay, the puns stop NOW, but such is the blind ambition of people smarter that the rest of us who are callous in their application of solutions that do more harm than good and veiled as “in the public good.” What was an empire founded by the sword, one where the sun once never set, is now a land where the second weapon of choice, and a valuable EDC staple, knives, are also illegal in most of their forms.
The Government of England has issued a new decree/law on knives and we all as Preppers need to read and understand this law, even if we don’t live in England. The link, thankfully, is direct and to the point, as opposed to any similar policies that would/will come out of the American Government. The last line is the one that I label as the most sinister thing I have read in a while – “A court will decide if you’ve got a good reason to carry a knife or a weapon if you’re charged with carrying it illegally.”
As a subject of the British government you can no longer order knives on-line.
This article is from a related website posted back in April of this year in response to a decree from the current Lord Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on knives and the restriction, again, on his law abiding subjects, because his minions having lost all semblance of lawful control of the city of 8.7 million (known) people – by comparison NYC has 8.5 million (known) residents.
This same Mayor stated “…he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers..” But now they can only carry harsh words to “combat dangers” but, no wait, they imprison people for saying hateful things, so forget harsh language: The Communications Act of 2003 defines illegal communication as “using public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”. Breaking the law carries a six-month prison term or fine of up to £5,000. The media must have an exclusion to the law. So no texts, no instant messages, no emails, no pics on Instagram, no comments on Facebook that can be deemed offensive by the thought police. Another law that has far more reaching “unintended consequences”, or were they the actual intent?
It is rumored that when Tomas de Torquemada was asked during the Spanish Inquisition what is “heresy against the church” his reply was “it is whatever I say it is.” And so, again, we see history repeating itself, lessons NOT learned.
I chose the icing spreader as it almost fits the official definition in England of an acceptable knife, it is too long actually and any mods – filling an edge to be sharper, will most certainly get you a trip to a London jail. And, of course, to take the lunacy further, using an icing spreader and spreading icing on someone trying to attack you, your family, friends, neighbors or strangers right in front of you is also a form of assault and will also get you a ride to jail.
So NEVER use this as a weapon, even in self-defense. After all they may already have diabetes, so this would be accessory to murder, even if they die years later. Far fetched? Have I gone off the deep end more so than this policy and its application to fix a problem that is being used to further disarm the subjects of the British government? In America you are still free to decide that for yourselves.
Some British can Still Own Guns
“Members of the public may own sporting rifles and shotguns, subject to licensing, but handguns were effectively banned after the Dunblane school massacre in 1996 with the exception of Northern Ireland. Dunblane was the UK’s first and only school shooting.” A horrible act and reading the link is very hard. Finding a link that presented a factual account was much harder. On this side of the pond we are all too aware of these tragedies. We are also very aware of how they are exploited, how the facts are spun and twisted to meet the agenda as opposed to the facts simply being presented and supported by evidence.
The origins of our 2A Rights can be directly traced to the policies of authoritarian British Governments and it appears they are circling back to that form of government again, or, they are exploiting the tragedies they themselves have inflicted upon their subjects.
My real point here is that we hear about such policies on the news, in passing and we tend not to look under the covers. Juggling our own lives and needs and daily dramas is keeping us engaged, and that is the devils playground. As Preppers we should always expose information to the light of day and strive to understand the driving forces behind things. And at the end of this chain, if you follow it back to its origins, there is a root cause – the invasion of Europe by an immigrant population that will keep its facilitators in power. This isn’t news to Preppers or to most people, it is just misplaced on the devils playground and THAT is when we are blindsided.
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