Just days after the mayor of London, where stabbings have surged in recent years, tweeted that anyone caught with a knife “will feel the full force of the law,” a Texas mother who lost her son in a knife attack is taking action.
PJ Media reported Lori Brown said the suspect who allegedly attacked her son “should have not been allowed to have an illegal knife on him and use it to murder somebody.”
She is lobbying Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott for more restrictions on knives.
Fuck, they’d have to bring a trailer if they wanted to try to take my knives. I couldn’t even give you a ballpark figure as to how many I have laying around. Probably less than 40? Hell, I’ve got 2 on me right now and one of them is a SOG switchblade – a great knife, by the way.
I know I’ve got at least a couple Ka-bars, an air force survival knife, a Ka-bar John Ek dagger, a Cold Steel Laredo Bowie, 2-3 skinning knives and probably a couple more I’m overlooking only because I haven’t run across them lately. Those are just the fixed blade knives.
As far as folders goes….. shee-it. I bet between the house, the truck and the sheds I could probably scrape up 20-25 folders. I’ve got a few that are sentimental gifts and I’ve never carried, but must of them were knives that I carried and used right up until I found something better or shinier.
And then there’s the couple that I retired – I’ve got a Buck 110 that I owned for 10 years. It’s been sharpened so many times it looks like a filet knife. I replaced it with a new 110 which I still have laying around here somewhere.
It’s not that I have a thing about knives, it’s just that most knives have a specific purpose, like the skinning knives. It’s one of those ‘you can do a better job better with a box wrench so why use a crescent wrench’ type of deals, right? That’s most of the reason why over the past 30-40 years I’ve accumulated a lot of knives and I think most men my age are the same way.
And don’t get me started on multi-tools. Fuck me running, for about 4 years my father bought me multi-tools for my birthday and Christmas. I don’t know if he just forgot that he’d already bought me 7 or what, but I’ve got 8 of those motherfuckers. One in the truck, one in my git kit, one in my pack, a couple in my tackleboxes… the thing is, I already had one of the Gerber models that I was perfectly happy with. I like Gerbers because the tools are opened from inside the handle and you can just pop the pliers jaws out with a snap of your wrist. Check it out – I’m still wearing the same Gerber. And I’ve got 8 barely used Leathermans/whatever laying around.