NOT A JOKE: London Mayor Responds To City Stabbings With Call For Knife Control

The city of London is experiencing a massive increase in the number of stabbings. They already have extremely strict forms of gun control in place, so now the mayor is coming after knives as a solution.

The Daily Caller reports:

London’s Murder Rate Shot Past NYC Even With Gun Ban — Mayor Now Targeting Knives

Trending: Republican Geoff Diehl Slams Warren In Debate: ‘You Are Running For President’ (VIDEO)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is cracking down on the carrying of knives in response to a spate of stabbings that pushed the city’s murder rate past New York’s for the “first time in modern history.”

Khan deployed an additional 300 Metropolitan Police officers over the weekend to work exclusively against knife crime, urging them to be more “confident” in their authority to stop anyone suspected of carrying a weapon.

“What you will see over the course of the next few weeks and months — is what we have seen over the last few weeks and months — which is stop-and-search based on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon going up, more arrests as a consequence of this intelligence-led stop-and-search going up and hopefully our city becoming safer,” the mayor said Saturday, according to The Telegraph.

Khan also issued a warning to would-be knife carriers, saying they should think twice before bringing one out in public — whatever the reason.

What will come next?

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.