I weep for you, Scotland

My, how the mighty have fallen.

Fallen and gotten their testicles cut right the hell off.

Four years for possession in knife crackdown

Anyone caught carrying a knife in town and city centres in Scotland in the coming weeks faces a potential four years in prison, under a new crackdown announced today.

The six-week pilot scheme will see cases automatically prosecuted as more serious offences, increasing the length of jail terms available to sheriffs from one year to four.

The move follows a similar strengthening of prosecution policy in July covering anyone found with a knife on licensed premises or public transport and in incidents linked to local gangs.

Prosecutors say anyone caught as part of the latest crackdown will be arrested and brought before a sheriff and jury.

Scotland’s top law officer, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, QC, said the pilot would involve a zero-tolerance approach to the problem. He said: “The public will wish to enjoy the festive period in our towns and cities without fear. The zero-tolerance crackdown should help to deter anyone stupid enough to think about carrying a knife.

What if you buy a knife for someone for Christmas? How do you get it to the car? And what about scissors? You know, for wrapping gifts. What if you need a new pair?

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11 Responses to I weep for you, Scotland

  1. Armageddon Rex says:

    I guess I could manage to do almost anything I wanted to accomplish with a pocket knife with a full size claymore, rapier, gladius, or katana instead. Clumsy on public transit, what with the scabbard banging into fellow commuters and all, but hey, if they won’t allow knives I’ll just have to carry a sword or axe to perform my daily cutting needs…

    Elsewhere in the news… In heaven, William Wallace is weeping….

    Armageddon Rex

  2. BobG says:

    Looks like they’re replacing the kilt with a skirt.

  3. Jack says:

    So Scotland wants to ban basic, basic tools. How’s that for “enlightened” for you. Maybe next they’ll ban possession of matches and lighters in order to prevent arson and “fire-crime”.

    Also the “zero-tolerance” line, you know that’s the same policy that results in the brain-dead school punishments over here. Wow, the antis think we’re all children.

  4. monkeyfan says:

    “When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.””

    FROM: The Gods of the Copybook Headings
    – R Kipling

  5. Firehand says:

    The socialist nanny state in full flower

  6. edwardparker says:

    I’d say the kilt has been replaced by a tutu. There’ll be no more plunging of the knife into a good haggis.

  7. M Hamilton says:

    This is proof that warm beer does shrink the testicles

  8. Lweson says:

    This comes as no surprise. They created a stab-proof knife after all

  9. Tamjap says:

    So are plastic knives banned too? Zero tolerance after all!

  10. shannon says:

    As the West continues to abandon its faith, the law-books will scramble in vain to take the place of the Bible. The “law” will try to keep empty the pockets of those with empty consciences. And the Devil will have us completely when tyrants cut off our thumbs to keep us from strangling one another.

    Pray, while there is time: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…”

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