Knife control in Britain

A friend visiting London tells us about the obvious and inevitable lesson being learned about gun control efforts.  Once again. It isn't the weapon, it is the person who is the problem. He writes:

Stabbings dominate the news here.  If you replaced stabbings with shootings, I would have thought I was in Chicago. 

Actually, London now has a much higher crime rate than most major American cities. Take out murder, and it is higher in all virtually every other category.

So the Brits are now actually pushing knife control as a solution to the problem of violent impulses among their populace.