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Monday, February 12, 2007

Party-goer uses samurai sword to murder

I know what we'll do - let's pop down the shops, buy a samurai sword, hang it on a wall. Let's admire it, enjoy its sleek appearance, sharp blade, shiny looks...

Then we'll pick it off the wall hooks and head out to slaughter someone... how about a 15-year-old girl?

This happened - see BBC News: Party-goer uses samurai sword to murder

Sickened doesn't describe the half of it. Out at the weekend, friends tell me they know of a 14-year-old who went into David Messam's in East Street, Chichester, and bought a machete. How can that be sensible - ever?

Then pub-goers I met wondered how to stop this menace - and good ideas get lost among the rush of "it's too difficult to stop people buying / carrying knives - and anyway, there's always a knife in the kitchen to use".

Fair points maybe, but none of them justify or excuse using a knife in violent fashion, whether to maim and kill.

Another knife stabbing - just another Monday night in England...

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