Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Germany Needs Knife Control

Apparently, Germany has guns under control. It is fifteenth in the world in per capita gun ownership. We in America are No. 1. And  yet, the relative paucity of guns does not prevent Germans from committing violent crimes. Its immigrant population is especially inclined to criminal activity, but apparently they most prefer knives, to cut and to stab people. It's more personal that way.

I would humbly suggest that Germany institute a Knife Control program. They would not take away all knives, only the sharp ones, the ones that can do serious damage. Now, that would solve the problem.

Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute has been following the story. He has scoured the German press and German government reports, to show how that nation has descended into an orgy of butchery. Ask yourself this: when we have knife control should butchers receive a dispensation or should we confiscate their sharpest knives?

Kern writes:

In recent months, people armed with knives, axes and machetes have brought devastation to all of Germany's 16 federal states. Knives have been used not only not only to carry out jihadist attacks, but also to commit homicides, robberies, home invasions, sexual assaults, honor killings and many other types of violent crime.

Knife-related crimes have occurred in amusement parks, bicycle trails, hotels, parks, public squares, public transportation, restaurants, schools, supermarkets and train stations. Many Germans have the sense that danger lurks everywhere; public safety, nowhere.
How bad is it? Glad you asked:

A search of German police blotters, however, indicates that 2017 is on track to become a record year for stabbings and knife crimes: Police reported more than 3,500 knife-related crimes between January and October 2017, compared to around 4,000 reported crimes during all of 2016 - and only 300 in 2007. Overall, during the past ten years, knife-related crimes in Germany have increased by more than 1,200%.

The media in Germany do not report most knife-related violence. Crimes that are reported are often dismissed as "isolated incidents," unrelated to mass immigration. Moreover, many crime reports, including those in police blotters, omit any reference at all to the nationalities of the perpetrators and victims — ostensibly to avoid inflaming anti-immigration sentiments.

We are encouraged to read that the government and the media prefers not to report the stories, especially those committed by refugees. If reality displeases you, ignore it.

Of course, most of it is taking place in immigrant communities. I trust you are not overly shocked:

The epicenter of knife-related violence in Germany is Berlin, where some areas are now so dangerous that they have effectively become no-go zones. In Neukölln and other neighborhoods with large immigrant communities, stabbings have become daily features of life. Migrants were responsible for at least 45% of the crimes committed in the German capital in 2016, according to the Berliner Morgenpost….

The northern cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven are also hotbeds of knife violence. In 2016, at least 469 people — more than one a day — were stabbed in Bremen, according to official documents obtained by the newspaper Bild. More than a dozen people in Bremen died of their stab wounds. Another 165 knife attacks were registered in nearby Bremerhaven, a 75% increase since 2014. Migrants, according to Bild, were found responsible for most of the violence.

The list of knife attacks seems interminable… Read it and join the Knife Control campaign!


Ares Olympus said...

Hmmm... The nice thing about knives is that you can run away. You can also talk to a person with a knife if you're cornered, while gunfire into a crowd from 400 yards is certainly better for creating terror. And if you're cornered you can charge them with some sort of blocking object like swinging a backpack at them until you can get around for your escape.

We could use some actual scenarios to see what increases or decreases your chances of being confronted by a knife attack. I'd almost imagine alcohol to be a major factor, but we should find out. If so, we might just need to ban knives from bars.

For those who liked to be prepared, here's a website with some ideas.

n.n said...
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n.n said...

Knives and scalpels, not guns, are the weapons of choice to commit elective abortion.