Asda to stop selling knives by April Watch

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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...id=mailsignout

The decision to stop selling these items comes in response to rising concerns about knife crime in the UK, particularly those involving children and young people,” a spokesman for the supermarket chain said in a statement

This will probably make things worse, people are just going to buy knives from other sources and may even become an illegal trade just like with drugs. This will put even more pressure on the police as they need to tackle new types of crime.
And what about the people who need to buy knives for genuine things like cutting vegetables? If all markets stop selling knives they will have to order one online, which may be the only option. And if they too stop selling knives they will have to travel to other countries to buy knives...only to be arrested at the airport probably.


They should come up with more rational and sensible solutions than just banning everything, remember a ban is not going to stop criminals as criminals do not respect the law.
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it is quite easy to make a knife yourself. just saying.
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it is quite easy to make a knife yourself. just saying.
Only if they are a skilled blacksmith
If they are indeed skilled blacksmiths, it's a pity they would use these skills for dishonest actions rather than something more productive
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And how does Asda propose I cut my cheese? With my teeth?
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They are only stopping selling single knives - will still sell knife sets and knives in cutlery sets.
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Looks like I will have to resort to using my machete or going to any other place to buy a knife, stupid move from asda
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calm down, you can still buy knives from Asda. Just not single ones, the ones that are more likely to be stolen.
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wow if only America was this serious with guns
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Who the hell buys knives from a supermarket?

The internet has a far wider variety of knives which are often far cheaper and far nicer.
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(Original post by The RAR)
This will probably make things worse, people are just going to buy knives from other sources and may even become an illegal trade just like with drugs. This will put even more pressure on the police as they need to tackle new types of crime.
And what about the people who need to buy knives for genuine things like cutting vegetables? If all markets stop selling knives they will have to order one online, which may be the only option. And if they too stop selling knives they will have to travel to other countries to buy knives...only to be arrested at the airport probably.
So yeah, what are they going to cut vegetables with? Their teeth?
You didn't bother reading the article you linked, did you?

The are not going to stop selling knives. Which makes all your bluster redundant.

They are going to stop selling single knives, their most shoplifted item.
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What a shame, I enjoy buying my single knives... for no reason in particular...
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You didn't bother reading the article you linked, did you?

The are not going to stop selling knives. Which makes all your bluster redundant.

They are going to stop selling single knives, their most shoplifted item.
Actually I did read the article but not word by word however. Some people prefer cutting food with single knives, small knives may not be suited for all people or for all types of cuttings they make. Like I said, people are just going to buy the knives from other sources
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Actually I did read the article but not word by word however. Some people prefer cutting food with single knives, small knives may not be suited for all people or for all types of cuttings they make. Like I said, people are just going to buy the knives from other sources
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I did not realise there were other ways of reading. Every day is a school day
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While your post is blatant misrepresentation of the article there, am still not sure how I feel about this one. Doubt it's going to be particularly impactful. Man can just go to tesco, for one thing.
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calm down, you can still buy knives from Asda. Just not single ones, the ones that are more likely to be stolen.
If the multipacks are still there isn't a dude planning on stealing a knife just gonna opt to steal a pack of 3 instead? They're both as anally packaged as each other, it's hardly going to add an immense amount more inconvenience unless they only sell sodding huge multipacks.
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While your post is blatant misrepresentation of the article there, am still not sure how I feel about this one. Doubt it's going to be particularly impactful. Man can just go to tesco, for one thing.

If the multipacks are still there isn't a dude planning on stealing a knife just gonna opt to steal a pack of 3 instead? They're both as anally packaged as each other, it's hardly going to add an immense amount more inconvenience unless they only sell sodding huge multipacks.
Ok? I'm not in favour of this ban, it'll make no difference. But the OP seems to be making out that There won't be any knives at Asda.
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wow if only America was this serious with guns
ban purchases of single guns, 3 or more guns only
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Ok? I'm not in favour of this ban, it'll make no difference. But the OP seems to be making out that There won't be any knives at Asda.
That's what I thought at first whilst reading the article, but only now do I think I misinterpreted the article after seeing the replies. If they are still selling knives for cutlery it's fine, but is still unfair on the people who need the big single knives for genuine domestic reasons. I hope this ban does not extend to other markets, I was just pointing out the consequences of banning these knives from all markets
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(Original post by The RAR)
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...id=mailsignout

The decision to stop selling these items comes in response to rising concerns about knife crime in the UK, particularly those involving children and young people,” a spokesman for the supermarket chain said in a statement

This will probably make things worse, people are just going to buy knives from other sources and may even become an illegal trade just like with drugs. This will put even more pressure on the police as they need to tackle new types of crime.
And what about the people who need to buy knives for genuine things like cutting vegetables? If all markets stop selling knives they will have to order one online, which may be the only option. And if they too stop selling knives they will have to travel to other countries to buy knives...only to be arrested at the airport probably.
So yeah, what are they going to cut vegetables with? Their teeth?

They should come up with more rational and sensible solutions than just banning everything, remember a ban is not going to stop criminals as criminals do not respect the law.
This is quite true!! What is also true, is that you can kill someone as easily with a sharpened pencil as you can with a knife [no, i'm not going to tell you how]. What do we do then, ban pencils??? Then pens... then.... Why not just ban crime.... OH!! That's right, they already did that one. Cheers.
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That's what I thought at first whilst reading the article, but only now do I think I misinterpreted the article after seeing the replies. If they are still selling knives for cutlery it's fine, but is still unfair on the people who need the big single knives for genuine domestic reasons. I hope this ban does not extend to other markets, I was just pointing out the consequences of banning these knives from all markets
Oh ok. You can get big knives but in the multi packs.
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LIDL still sells chainsaws and welding torches right?
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