Letter: The blanket knife ban is no answer

Consider that all knives are prohibited – what about bread knives, cutlery canteens and knives intended for work i.e. carpeting and glazing? Do you see where I’m from?

It would take a long time to prove why people were in possession of such objects.

It is surely not knives, like firearms, that should be banned. It is the person who commits the crime and it becomes a whole other ball game.

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One reader thinks something needs to be done about the people who commit knife crimes, instead of just banning all knives.

Too many of them slip through the cracks and are backed by politicians, some of whom do not care about their electorate.

Abusers get community service or rehabilitation, and that’s where the problem lies.

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