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(Metro)   Since the UK has banned guns and makes knives hard to get, criminals are now using bottles as weapons. Hand over your money or I'll bop you with this Coke bottle   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2021-10-15 10:34:56 AM  
If Humans have a "special skill", it is that we can make a weapon out of *anything*.

From MacGyver, to turning the Wave Motion Engine into a gun ...  We've even weaponized Stupidity.
 
2021-10-15 10:49:26 AM  
This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.
 
2021-10-15 11:22:49 AM  
Oy, dunna make me glass ya in the gobber mate!
 
2021-10-15 11:25:07 AM  
This is why milk comes in bags in clever Canucklestan.
We're smucking fart - honest!
 
2021-10-15 11:25:48 AM  
The one on the right:

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2021-10-15 11:26:48 AM  
What, are newspapers getting to hard to come by?
 
2021-10-15 11:26:50 AM  
I've been cut with a bottle and nearly lost my hand. You don't even feel the cut open.
 
2021-10-15 11:26:59 AM  
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"Bottle goes where?"
 
2021-10-15 11:27:26 AM  
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Juc
2021-10-15 11:28:25 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If Humans have a "special skill", it is that we can make a weapon out of *anything*.

From MacGyver, to turning the Wave Motion Engine into a gun ...  We've even weaponized Stupidity.


don't cops sometimes charge folks with assault with a weapon if they kick someone with their shoes on?
the bourne movies I think were pretty cool in that it took that anything is a weapon doodad and ran with it.

bottles are fairly less deadly than guns at least.
 
2021-10-15 11:29:02 AM  

NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.


Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.
 
2021-10-15 11:29:39 AM  
Not completely impossible to come by, though.

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2021-10-15 11:31:09 AM  
Baseball bats are big sellers, I'm told, even though baseball is not popular in Great Britain and Ireland.

That said, it's more difficult to off yourself with a baseball bat than a gun.

In the US and Canada, a gun is more likely, by far, to be used to harm its owner or his family than an intruder.

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2021-10-15 11:32:17 AM  
Stupid brits. Ask any redneck and we'd tell you to go to the junk yard, get some truck leafsprings.

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2021-10-15 11:32:35 AM  
Bottles are banned and just clap your hands, just clap your haaaaannnnds...
 
2021-10-15 11:32:37 AM  

jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.


Unless, of course, the mob has easy access to guns.
 
2021-10-15 11:34:09 AM  
I carried a knife the entire week I was in London totally unaware that it was against the law until the last day there when my Scottish buddy noticed and let me know.
 
2021-10-15 11:34:12 AM  

MikeyFuccon: Baseball bats are big sellers, I'm told, even though baseball is not popular in Great Britain and Ireland.

That said, it's more difficult to off yourself with a baseball bat than a gun.

In the US and Canada, a gun is more likely, by far, to be used to harm its owner or his family than an intruder.

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Gotta protect your family from your wife taking a dump in the middle of the night.
 
2021-10-15 11:34:44 AM  

NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.


When you find yourself defenseless at the next mass bottling incident you'll eat those words.
 
2021-10-15 11:35:04 AM  
Gee, wouldn't it be terrible if it was like that in America?
 
2021-10-15 11:35:35 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If Humans have a "special skill", it is that we can make a weapon out of *anything*.

From MacGyver, to turning the Wave Motion Engine into a gun ...  We've even weaponized Stupidity.


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2021-10-15 11:36:59 AM  

jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.


Yeah, if that mob had guns instead of bottles, it would definitely be much more peaceful.
 
2021-10-15 11:37:52 AM  

NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.


In the strictest factual sense, yes it clearly does.  But it doesn't solve all problems forever, so its not worth doing.
 
2021-10-15 11:38:07 AM  

FarkinNortherner: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Unless, of course, the mob has easy access to guns.


Up until fairly recently, only white males were allowed to have guns, effectively.
"Conservatives" still think along with the assumption that minorities, women, and leftists don't have guns.
You can't blame them - the myth comforts them, and they are very frightened people, and much in need of comfort.
 
2021-10-15 11:38:42 AM  

Juc: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If Humans have a "special skill", it is that we can make a weapon out of *anything*.

From MacGyver, to turning the Wave Motion Engine into a gun ...  We've even weaponized Stupidity.

don't cops sometimes charge folks with assault with a weapon if they kick someone with their shoes on?
the bourne movies I think were pretty cool in that it took that anything is a weapon doodad and ran with it.

bottles are fairly less deadly than guns at least.


Definitely a much smaller effect range.
 
2021-10-15 11:43:37 AM  
Still can't snipe 86 people from the 36th story of a hotel with a bottle, so it's all good.
 
2021-10-15 11:45:12 AM  
I don't know, Brits with bottles can be dangerous.

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2021-10-15 11:48:27 AM  
"Yep, its okay to assault people, as long as you don't do it with  guns."
 
2021-10-15 11:49:56 AM  

jso2897: FarkinNortherner: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Unless, of course, the mob has easy access to guns.

Up until fairly recently, only white males were allowed to have guns, effectively.
"Conservatives" still think along with the assumption that minorities, women, and leftists don't have guns.
You can't blame them - the myth comforts them, and they are very frightened people, and much in need of comfort.


Thank you for making this political. The article is about an attack in the UK where the government only allows people use a steak knife at dinner under strict government supervision. Nobody is allowed to carry around a gun white or otherwise. Your eagerness to bring in race and male privilege though is still very much appreciated.
 
2021-10-15 11:50:51 AM  

sugar_fetus: "Yep, its okay to assault people, as long as you don't do it with  guns."


Yep that's the argument. Definitely.
 
2021-10-15 11:54:18 AM  

NateAsbestos: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Yeah, if that mob had guns instead of bottles, it would definitely be much more peaceful.


I got jumped by 6 dudes when I was a teenager, and one of them smashed a bottle over the back of my head before I got away. Second worst headache of my life (first worst was when I had West Nile). If they'd had guns I would have died at 17.

The ridiculous sea of firearms our nation is farking floating on doesn't make us safer - a fact undisputably borne out in the data. As the Onion title goes, "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens".
 
2021-10-15 11:54:37 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: I carried a knife the entire week I was in London totally unaware that it was against the law until the last day there when my Scottish buddy noticed and let me know.


I'm guessing you didn't fly in from the States? If so, that must have been awhile ago if you even got it on the plane.
 
2021-10-15 11:55:26 AM  

Rindred: Still can't snipe 86 people from the 36th story of a hotel with a bottle, so it's all good.


You can't do that with only one bullet either. That's why you bring a couple hundred bottles.
 
2021-10-15 11:57:58 AM  

RTOGUY: Your eagerness to bring in race and male privilege though is still very much appreciated.


Aren't you the guy who starts off robbery threads with comments like "bet I can guess the races involved"?
 
2021-10-15 12:00:40 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Harry Wagstaff: I carried a knife the entire week I was in London totally unaware that it was against the law until the last day there when my Scottish buddy noticed and let me know.

I'm guessing you didn't fly in from the States? If so, that must have been awhile ago if you even got it on the plane.


I didn't carry it on the plane, it was in my checked bag. I took it out after we landed and cleared security.
 
2021-10-15 12:01:17 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Harry Wagstaff: I carried a knife the entire week I was in London totally unaware that it was against the law until the last day there when my Scottish buddy noticed and let me know.

I'm guessing you didn't fly in from the States? If so, that must have been awhile ago if you even got it on the plane.


I flew about a month ago, forgot I had used the same backpack to take some cutlery to get sharpened.

Sure enough after the tsa checkpoint and in the terminal found an 8" chef knife right there in my bag.

I can't tell you how many times flying between jobs I've accidentally brought on a utility knife.

And somehow the TSA always gets me for weird shiat like box wrenches or a brand new pair of wire strippers (oh I know the agent kept those. Really nice pair of Klein strippers "oooh these are really nice" "I know, I just bought them")

They're incompetent, and I'm a forgetful idiot.
 
2021-10-15 12:03:56 PM  

Juc: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: If Humans have a "special skill", it is that we can make a weapon out of *anything*.

From MacGyver, to turning the Wave Motion Engine into a gun ...  We've even weaponized Stupidity.

don't cops sometimes charge folks with assault with a weapon if they kick someone with their shoes on?
the bourne movies I think were pretty cool in that it took that anything is a weapon doodad and ran with it.

bottles are fairly less deadly than guns at least.


Yes but don't underestimate the damage they can cause. A bouncer I know was knocked out cold by a bing who cracked him upside the head with a beer bottle when he turned his back in her. Taught me real quick it doesn't matter if someone is 5' and a 100lbs. They have something that can be used as a weapon never underestimate their ability to kill you.
 
2021-10-15 12:11:27 PM  

Myrkor: I don't know, Brits with bottles can be dangerous.

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Dangerous, yes, and very brave:
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2021-10-15 12:14:45 PM  

mongbiohazard: NateAsbestos: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Yeah, if that mob had guns instead of bottles, it would definitely be much more peaceful.

I got jumped by 6 dudes when I was a teenager, and one of them smashed a bottle over the back of my head before I got away. Second worst headache of my life (first worst was when I had West Nile). If they'd had guns I would have died at 17.

The ridiculous sea of firearms our nation is farking floating on doesn't make us safer - a fact undisputably borne out in the data. As the Onion title goes, "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens".


But mongo, if YOU'D had a gun, you could have killed people at age 17! Think how satisfying and not at all traumatic that would have been!
 
2021-10-15 12:15:45 PM  
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2021-10-15 12:18:35 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Stupid brits. Ask any redneck and we'd tell you to go to the junk yard, get some truck leafsprings.

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2021-10-15 12:20:20 PM  
If bottles are outlawed only outlaws will have bottles.

Neighborhoods will live in fear of drive-by bottlings.
 
2021-10-15 12:23:20 PM  

jso2897: FarkinNortherner: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Unless, of course, the mob has easy access to guns.

Up until fairly recently, only white males were allowed to have guns, effectively.
"Conservatives" still think along with the assumption that minorities, women, and leftists don't have guns.
You can't blame them - the myth comforts them, and they are very frightened people, and much in need of comfort.


I took my kids to get my range badge (they were bored). My oldest quipped that guns were for grumpy old white men. At the range: 4 black guys, 3 asian guys, 2 white people. At least she conceded defeat and enjoyed with a laugh too. I realize you said "until fairly recently".
 
2021-10-15 12:30:04 PM  
Knives aren't hard to get in the UK.  Not even in the most insane fever-dream.  They are available cheaply, and everywhere, in a wide array of shapes and sizes.

Oh, you mean "combat knives"?  There is no such thing.  A knife is a knife.  There is zero practical difference between a 10" Bowie and a 10" Chef.  Not even in carrying.  One comes with a sheath, the other you can buy a sheath for pocket change.

Steak knives aren't fantastic for the job, but they'll work once.  Higher-quality steak knives are indistinguishable from a quality hip knife.

The method of murder doesn't matter.  The motive and murderer are the only aspects with any importance.  Murderers with motive will always find a way, whether that's to kill one person or a dozen all at once.
 
2021-10-15 12:32:12 PM  
Bust a coke bottle on someone head and they're going down. Like ur mom.
 
2021-10-15 12:32:24 PM  
Life... finds a way.
 
2021-10-15 12:32:58 PM  

UltimaCS: RTOGUY: Your eagerness to bring in race and male privilege though is still very much appreciated.

Aren't you the guy who starts off robbery threads with comments like "bet I can guess the races involved"?


No. I do guess the race involved when they don't include it in the description. Hint: it's never a white guy unless they describe a white guy.
 
2021-10-15 12:38:33 PM  

Kuroshin: Oh, you mean "combat knives"?  There is no such thing.  A knife is a knife.  There is zero practical difference between a 10" Bowie and a 10" Chef.


Hmm - "zero practical difference"?

Stab a sandbag, with every once of power you can muster, with a clip point knife with a quillon and then with a chef's knife. Let me know your results once you get out of surgery.
 
2021-10-15 12:44:12 PM  
Look out! Bottle Kids!
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2021-10-15 12:46:31 PM  

NateAsbestos: mongbiohazard: NateAsbestos: jjorsett: NateAsbestos: This seems to make a pretty strong case that gun control farking works.

Also that it would be pretty handy to have a gun when attacked by a mob.

Yeah, if that mob had guns instead of bottles, it would definitely be much more peaceful.

I got jumped by 6 dudes when I was a teenager, and one of them smashed a bottle over the back of my head before I got away. Second worst headache of my life (first worst was when I had West Nile). If they'd had guns I would have died at 17.

The ridiculous sea of firearms our nation is farking floating on doesn't make us safer - a fact undisputably borne out in the data. As the Onion title goes, "'No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens".

But mongo, if YOU'D had a gun, you could have killed people at age 17! Think how satisfying and not at all traumatic that would have been!


Funny you should mention that. Kind of a slightly related side note - there's one person I've known who has both A. killed people (and I've known plenty of military folks who killed people in Iraq and Afghanistan) and B. said that it didn't bother them at all to have taken human life.

Former California Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr.. On a long chat one night hanging out one of us asked him about it, and he just casually told us it didn't bother him one bit, it was just something he did, and he didn't feel bad about it at all. And see how much of a mess he turned out to be. I don't think it's entirely unrelated.
 
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