The Right to Bear Glass...
This is a discussion on The Right to Bear Glass... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I friend of mine gave me this short article from a recent issue of "Malt Advocate".
First, there was the call last year from Scotland's ...
May 16th, 2006 05:56 PM
The Right to Bear Glass...
I friend of mine gave me this short article from a recent issue of "Malt Advocate".
First they banned guns, and knife crimes went up. Then they banned bladed weapons, and glass crimes went up. Time to lock up everything, including fingernails and teeth. At some point they will be forced to accept that the problem is the people, not the weapon.
First, there was the call last year from Scotland's doctors to ban long kitchen knives; "the knives serve no useful purpose" was the cry (which prompted some unprintable cries from chefs). Now city officials in Edinburgh and Glasgow have introduced a ban on glasses and bottles in bars. All alcohol will have to be served in plastic containers or metal cans; no glass on the public side of the bar. "The Scotsman" reported that "the number of glass and bottle attacks in [Edinburgh] rose by 40 percent" in 2005.
Just as Scots reacted to the kitchen knife ban idea with derision and 'heritage horror' (one petition was launched by a group called Save Our Swords), Edinburgh licensees have decried the glass ban for the way it will ruin the image of the city's upscale bars. Imagine getting a 20 Pound dram of single malt...in a plastic cup.
May 16th, 2006 05:56 PM
May 16th, 2006 06:08 PM
Anyone want to make bets about how long it will be until the UK requires everyone to be wrapped in bubble wrap every time they step out of the house, in interests of preventing accidents?
Actually, accidents happen at home too, so better require it their too. Maybe just locking the entire populace in padded rooms would be easier..
May 16th, 2006 06:12 PM
Well, obviously there's useful features to banning this stuff so people don't get hurt. But it seems to me everyone should be sitting on the floor soon since the next crime to go up will be assaults with the chairs. Won't be too long before they decide it's the beer causing "good people to go bad" and ban that as well.
You just can't talk sense into these people.
The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD
May 16th, 2006 07:16 PM
Concerning getting rid of anything dangerous that serves no useful purpose...might be a good idea for "the lawmakers" to take a hard look in the mirror & ban themselves.
May 16th, 2006 07:19 PM
Soon, UK subjects will be required to remain in padded rooms at all times unless given permission to leave by their government and are accompanied by a policeman.
These laws are idiotic, but the UK subjects just accept them. Can you say "Baaaaaaaaa!"?
May 16th, 2006 07:37 PM
Another small step toward total idiocy - and believe me as I see it - they are well over half ways there!!
I have imagined before just how this progression could go - facetious tho it is -
As mentioned now yes - chairs will have to go and bar stools - just huge heavy benches allowed because too large to throw.
Carpenters will soon be a dead profession - when chisels, saws and all their other sharp and point things get banned.
Forget getting a vehicle repaired - wrenches and hammers etc will be on the shopping block soon.
Golf will cease - clubs are way to dangerous for mere mortals to be allowed to own and use. Oh my <shudder> - attack by a Niblick!!
So many things may now be on borrowed time - it will indeed by time for the padded rooms.
Better ban toothpicks too - in case.
The list of ''bannables'' is long but they are getting there
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May 16th, 2006 09:47 PM
You, my good sir, are much more the optimist than I am. Personally I do not think they will ever accept that the problem is people. First of all, they have never been ones to let facts get in the way of a good weapons ban. If they actually looked at the truth there is a ton of data out there right now. And secondly, it really has nothing to do with preventing crime or keeping "the people" safe. It is about them maintaining control.
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May 17th, 2006 01:18 PM
Ban glass, cricket bats, rocks, sheesh they can ban knuckles too... and its not going to solve the problem. Banning the booze wont help either.
Scotland is becoming the land of the Wuss. I could cry.
May 17th, 2006 01:58 PM
man has been clubing one another to death since the start any one read the bible sheesh . so mabey should just ban the scotch lol or men for that matter ooops think holy woods working on that at least males that act and behave as men . whatever
May 18th, 2006 01:14 PM
That's all right it will just make it that much easer for the 6 year old's with their tricycles to over run them when the time comes.
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
May 18th, 2006 01:37 PM
"They don't let us train with weapons, so we train with stones."
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