Hilarious slippery-slope fallacy comes true: UK to ban swords, knives

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    In the world of logical fallacies, the slippery slope fallacy is one in which you argue that allowing X will inevitably lead to Y, where Y is basically X taken to a ludicrous extreme. It's quite often absurd sensationalism.

    But not always. Sometimes, the slippery slope comes true. Take the UK for example, where it was widely predicted that a near-total gun ban would A) not reduce the murder rate, B) lead to knife murders, and C) lead to calls for the banning of knives, swords, and machetes. Preposterous! Oh how the gun grabbers laughed.

    Ha ha.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/4788881.stm
     
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    After I was done laughing, I wondered exactly how on earth one were to prove legitimate reasons for owning a sword, and what do the Scottish cut their meat with now with no cleavers and knives?? I suppose they now chop wood with Sardines??
     
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    It says domestic knives are exempted. I guess a carving knife is less deadly than a Bowie knife or something.
     
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    No, they do it with a herring.

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    Next up, pointy scissors and cork openers.
     
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    I have always said tha bludgeoning someone to death with a hammer is so much more satisfying....
     
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    I wonder when they are going to ban pointy sticks. I guess that would necessitate them burning every tree in the UK
     
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    All we really need is for some looney to run into a McDonalds and kill 5 or 6 people with a rock, or better yet his bare hands, to end all this nonsense.
     
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    lol Yes Herring :cof:
     
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    Soon Karate will be illegal:eek:
     

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