18 February, 2010

Knife Amnesty on Anglesey After Man Died From Stab

A two-month knife amnesty has begun on Anglesey following the death of a 21-year-old man from a knife wound.

The amnesty comes as a memorial walk was held for Leon Jones, a mechanic, who died following an incident in Holyhead in November last year.

Mr Jones's parents took part in the torch-lit march on Friday evening.

North Wales Police have set up amnesty bins at Holyhead, Llangefni, Menai Bridge, Gaerwen and Valley police stations.

Before Friday's march, David Hughes, one of the organisers, said: "We're hoping to educate the kids, to enlighten them that, it's not big and it's not clever to carry knives, and to dump the knife and, hopefully, save a life.

"They might do [want to carry a knife] for their own protection but they are, by statistics, likely to be hurt by their own knife.
This lunatic's perspective on safety and personal responsibility is the same one behind the Brady Center To Prevent Handgun Violence and Violence Policy Centers' agendas of total victim disarmament. If we follow in the example of Great Britain and turn our steely resolve into a state of lukewarm, milquetoast permissiveness then we will sacrifice the very liberties our ancestors bore out of the wilderness on the shoulders of war with one of the greatest empires (until today) that has ever existed.

1 comment:

  1. If someone wants to, they can harm or kill another person with a heavy book or even their fists. Are we going to ban books or cut off fists? This whole movement against weapons is ridiculous. The real threat to civility and peace in our societies is not weapons (which are simply tools) but rather governments (which are institutions of violence. The best way to limit violence is to limit governments and promote private property and liberty.