British MP Mocked Over GPS-Tracking National Database Of Knife-Buyers Plan

By Tyler Durden

Infographic: Violent knife crimes on the increase  | Statista

On Thursday, official figures revealed the number of knife and offensive weapons offenses formally dealt with in England and Wales last year was the highest for almost a decade.

Homicide involving a knife or sharp instrument increased by 34 percent. Robbery also went up by 34 percent and rape involving a knife by 8 percent.

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It’s a serious problem, and so North Cornwall MP Scott Mann decided to venture on to Twitter to propose a solution:

“Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.”

Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.

— Scott Mann (@scottmann4NC) March 14, 2019

It’s ‘unique’, that is for sure.

As one might imagine, social media erupted in ridicule:

“Trackers are …read more

Source:: Zero Hedge

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