Not The Onion: “Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens”

ONE of Scotland’s leading doctors has called for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives.
Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings.
He first suggested the move three years ago, but his proposal did not win enough support from policy-makers. Since then dozens of people, including schoolchildren, have lost their lives as a result of attacks involving bladed instruments.

Dr Crichton, who took on the role of chairman in June this year, is championing a switch to so-called “R”-bladed knives, which have rounded points and are far less effective as weapons.

He said that research shows many attacks, particularly in households where there has been a history of violence, involve kitchen knives because they are so easily accessible.

Dr Crichton believes a switch from sharp-pointed, long-bladed knives to the new design could save lives.

“Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens”

England has become a caricature. That hacks like Crichton are even given lines in a publication confirms that.

Bladed instruments without a point? The first thing that popped to my mind was the murder of Lee Rigby who was chopped to death with a cleaver back in 2013.  And we know it was a cleaver because video was taken of murderer while holding the weapon.

Dr. Crichton makes two dumb assumptions, 1) round knives will guarantee a reduction in the number of wounds by forcing everybody to switch to rounded point knifes: it simply won’t, but you will get is an increased number of throat slashes that will be even deadlier and 2) You have not prohibited grinders which can be used to create a point in the blunt knife.

And the question remains: What are you going to do with the millions of pointed knives already in circulation? Just because you can make them illegal does not mean the tips will magically fall off.

Madness and stupidity mixed in equal parts. Shaken, not stirred.

PS: It just occurred to me: you really do not need a sharp point to stab somebody in the eye and drive the blade all the way inside the brain.

Hat Tip Robb A.


7 Replies to “Not The Onion: “Top doctor: Ban deadly blades from our kitchens””

  1. Is there anyway to start an 80% knife market in Britain?

    It can be modeled after the 80% AR15 market in America (and we don’t even ban ARs unless you live in commie states!). You know, have an unfinished and unsharpened slab of metal that wouldn’t meet the legal definition of knife in the UK, have those be delivered to your house along with a whetstone.

    Of course, I say this facetiously and tongue-in-cheek, but man I’d sure like someone to start that in the UK to smite a-holes like Sadiq Khan.


  2. Dr. Crichton: Knives are bad, mmmkay?

    Paraphrasing former ambassador Londo Mollari: “Ah. Useless virtue signaling and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you.”


  3. Note that this guy is a shrink, not a real doctor. Then again, some real doctors have similar mental defects; consider the alleged doctor who wrote the infamous paper showing that (in three counties around Cleveland, at least) an intruder was less likely to be killed by a gun in the house than a person in the house. (Infamous, because of the insane and offensive implication that the purpose of self defense is the death of the attacker. It’s a perfectly acceptable outcome, of course, but it is NOT the goal.)



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