UK Scouts Ban Knives

It’s a sad day for Scouts in Britain as all knives are officially banned in virtually all circumstances, “neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in ‘specific’ situations.”

Here’s a very scarey quote from the article linked below:

Last night a Scouts spokesman defended its policy, saying: ‘Scouting helps to prepare young people with valuable life skills, while keeping them safe by not carrying knives.’

Read the entire article in Britian’s Daily Mail and weep.

This action is a reflection of the intense anti-knife culture that has developed in the U.K. in the past few years. It should serve as a warning to America’s knife owners.

Some in the UK object to the characterization of the Scout policy as a “ban” and claim the article as misleading. When an organization considers knives as weapons first and prohibits their use except in specific situations determined ahead of time, we think “ban” is a fair characterization. Read the original Scouting article yourself and decide.

The anti-knife hysteria in the U.K, Europe and elsewhere was one of the reasons why Knife Rights was founded just under three years ago, to give knife owners in the U.S. an effective voice against those who would take away our knives if we don’t oppose them.

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