Guns are tightly restricted in Britain, but that hasn’t stopped knife-wielding loonies from catapulting London into a more dangerous city than New York City for the first time in years. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has now stepped up measures to prevent the uptick in knife attacks throughout the city.
According to Fox News, London has experienced 50 homicides in 2018 alone. And knives are to blame. Khan sent out a tweet yesterday morning vowing to implement more policies to end the violence. Many are scoffing at the mayor’s new policies and parallelling that with gun control.
Here’s what Twitter had to say about the mayor’s crackdown:
No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law. https://t.co/XILUvIFLOW
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) April 8, 2018
Yes why would anyone want to carry a knife or gun for self-defense pic.twitter.com/qDhU3WtBwq
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 9, 2018
NEXT SPOONS AND FORKS? London's Mayor Declares Intense New 'Knife Control' Policies To Stop Epidemic Of Stabbings https://t.co/66JTkV7qvT
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) April 9, 2018
Stabbings & acid attacks have gotten so bad in London lately, that mayor Khan has declared new “knife control” polices designed to keep these “weapons of war” out of the hands of criminals.
Maybe he should try giving guns back to the citizens & see if crime drops.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) April 8, 2018
With all of the talk of further restrictions, harsher enforcement strategies, and additional funding to combat crime in London, few appear willing to acknowledge that there might just be a limit to the government’s ability to control human behavior. #2A https://t.co/KMpRy0M5FT
— NRA (@NRA) April 9, 2018
London declares knife control.. better not murder anyone w/ your hands.. they'll be looking like a bunch of weeble wobbles before you know it.
— 🇺🇸 Megan 💋 My Bott 🇺🇸 (@Megan4MAGA) April 9, 2018
You have to go after the maniacs, not the weapons – London Banned Guns, So the Maniacs Switched To Knives – London Now Trying To Enact 'Knife Control': https://t.co/85IjgVCZNg
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) April 9, 2018
I wonder how long until London has fork and spoon control.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) April 9, 2018
The most depressing about “slippery slope” arguments is when they turn out to be true. “Knife control” is now officially a thing. https://t.co/EQ5gj89zlq
— Andrew Mullins (@AndrewWMullins) April 9, 2018
Your London timeline.
Previously: Gun control.
Now Playing: Acid & knife control.
Next Up: Blunt object control. pic.twitter.com/miHYBa493X
— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) April 9, 2018
I love how UK progressives are so much further along than US progressives that they demonstrate where the US is headed if we cave to progressive demands. #knifecontrol
— Tom Ryan (@tomdryan) April 8, 2018
Read the full story on London’s decision to crackdown on knives here.