UK Knife Laws – Choose Your Own Adventure Type YouTube Videos

If you grew up in the 80s and 90s are are literate you likely remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series of books.  Well the London Metropolitan Police who’s motto is “Working together for a safer London” has put out a bunch of videos using the same style, with the topic being scenarios involving carrying knives in the UK:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVkzYDNJqo[/youtube]

Pretty hilarious how bad their laws are there. Most of the scenarios set out in the videos are pretty laughable and unrealistic too.

According to their promo website DropTheWeapons.org, “Picking up a gun or a knife always makes a situation worse never better.” …. Good to know! seems I learn something new every day *rolls eyes*.

And like needed another reason to never visit the UK, they have something there referred to as “Joint Enterprise“, which sounds pretty ridiculous.

If you are still looking for more UK related LOLz, check out the posts I did on Starter Pistols and Knife Surrender Bins.

From me to the London Metro Police: Keep on keeping London safe guys.  I hear it’s a crime-free utopia there hahah

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Stickfodder August 29, 2010 at 09:30 pm

That is actually ridiculously fun. But why don’t I get the option to stab the cop? I mean I’ve already gone that far. But seriously? A fucking kitchen knife? What the hell?

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Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 07:38 pm

But why don’t I get the option to stab the cop?

haha classic. Yea I thought of a few tangents that weren’t listed as well.

I agree the kitchen knife thing was lame.

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Ian August 29, 2010 at 09:56 pm

You know, my problem with all the anti-knife stuff is that they assume if you’re carrying a knife you ARE going to stab someone. I’ve been carrying a knife everyday since I was 13, and the idea of actually stabbing someone has never crossed my mind. I don’t even have it for self defense. It’s just a handy tool to have. I honestly believe the great majority of people that carry a knife everyday have it for the same reasons. Some people will carry for self defense as well, but it’s usually as a backup to a gun in that case. Besides, if I’m taking my knife with the intent to go end someone’s life, 4 years in prison for even having it is the least of my worries. Lol. It’s all just stupid.

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Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 07:40 pm

I agree, knives are tools to me. Just like “anything” could practically be a weapon if you needed it to be. People that get nervous when I pull out my spyderco endura to cut a package open etc.. are hilarious.

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JonMac August 30, 2010 at 05:55 am

Well, we don’t much like it either. Joint Enterprise = ‘accessory’, it’s just that they’re using it here to discourage people from defending themselves, as UK police most often will do. It doesn’t help that they have artificially set targets to meet – a lot of them don’t much like the current systems either.

Britain – come for the history, leave because of the high cost of living and ludicrous attitude to weapons and violence.

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Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 07:42 pm

Yea I can imagine a lot of the people paid to enforce the laws are cool guys and have trouble conforming to such insane rules. I guess its probably just easier to collect the paycheck and continue to to the job though rather than raise hell. I hope there are some good guys out there that try their hardest not to ruin kids lives with bullshit charges.

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Czechnology August 30, 2010 at 06:55 am

I don’t think anything about UK laws is funny, it’s scary…

http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/wp-content/uploads//2007/11/1984-was-not-supposed-to-be-an-instruction-manual.jpg

I’m glad my country isn’t that crazy *yet*…

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bryce August 30, 2010 at 09:07 pm

key word “yet”

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Aleksandr Mravinsky August 30, 2010 at 06:15 pm

Funny, I’ve been carrying a knife for more than six months and have yet to stab a single person.

And echoing what you said about the situations presented; absolutely ridiculous. Witnessing a stabbing suddenly makes me as liable as the guy who did the stabbing? Remind me to stay far away from the UK.

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Phil August 31, 2010 at 06:42 am

This is just to electronically profile people. Now the London Metro Police will be visiting everyone who stabed the guy.

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Admin (Mike) September 3, 2010 at 07:43 pm

haha that’s pretty good. Sounds like a movie sub-plot.. not out of the realm of possibility.

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Tom September 1, 2010 at 03:37 pm

Strange… They have to approve comments before they are posted…

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AJ187 September 6, 2010 at 03:48 pm

Yeah, I would of posted something on youtube but I know they’d block it. This is the problem with UK society or any society that thinks they can regulate the morals and ethics of it’s citizens. They think that people that commit crime are like you and me and not criminals leading criminal lives. They think regulation works because they see YOU as the criminal or potential criminal in this case. But I’m preaching to the choir, again.

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