London Mayor Looks To Make Community Safer By Banning Knives – Here’s What People Are Saying

The city of London is continuing to struggle in their efforts to reduce violence in their city.

After previously banning guns – and following a streak of stabbing sprees – the city is now looking to outlaw knives.

Check it out:

“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,” London City Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.

“I refuse to accept that nothing can be done to stem the appalling violence we are seeing on our streets. City Hall will continue to work ceaselessly alongside @MetPoliceUK to stop it,” he continued.

“Too many young Londoners are being senselessly lost to knife crime,” he added.

It was recently reported that London overtook New York in murders for the first time following the surge in knife crime.

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Per Daily Wire:

An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new “knife control” policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm.

The “tough, immediate” measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack.

Parliament is also set to take up heavy “knife control” legislation when it resumes this week. The U.K. government is expected to introduce a ban on online knife sales and home knife deliveries, declare it “illegal to possess zombie knives and knuckledusters in private” — “zombie knives” are those defined as being manufactured for the purpose of being used as a person-to-person weapon — and ban sales of caustic materials to anyone under the age of 18, the Independent reports.

Here’s his new plan, per London:

Keeping deadly weapons off our streets
We are working with retailers and Trading Standards to enforce the laws that prevent the sale of knives to underage young people, on the high street and online.

Protecting and educating young people

We must not accept that crime and violence is a foregone conclusion for any young person in London, regardless of their circumstances.

We are strengthening our work with partners to direct young people who are at highest risk of offending and victimisation, away from a life ruined by crime.

Here’s what some people are saying about the ban on social media:


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