Brickbat: Not the Sharpest Knife in the Drawer


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In England, retiring Luton Crown Court Judge Nic Madge admits that laws meant to keep knives out of the hands of criminals have had "almost no effect." So he wants some more laws. Madge says most knives used in street crimes are just regular kitchen knives. But he says the typical home chef doesn't really need a pointed knife, especially a long one. He wants officials to "consider preventing the sale of long pointed knives, except in rare, defined circumstances."