As Twitchy readers know, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has banned knives.
Because you know, it went so well when they banned guns … ironically banning guns is one of the reasons they have such an increase in knife violence but we digress. Reactions from all around social media ranged from anger to outrage to hilarity. People wondering how Londoners will cut their steaks or open tough packages, but Ben Shapiro’s two-photo tweet about the ridiculousness of banning knives really hit home.
Yes why would anyone want to carry a knife or gun for self-defense pic.twitter.com/qDhU3WtBwq
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 9, 2018
Sure Sadiq, knives, and guns are the problem, not crazy hatchet-wielding evil terrorists who kill an innocent person in broad daylight.
That's a hatchet of peace
— Not The Idiot (@BeingLiteronic) April 9, 2018
It's like he wants only criminals and law enforcement to have weapons. Let the common citizen eat cake for self defense. What's next….banning cars and cricket bats?
— (((Douglas B.))) ? (@dbrin62) April 9, 2018
Don’t give the man any ideas.
When you have professional security, you need no weapons for defense.
— Patrick McBride (@antonzilwicky54) April 9, 2018
Funny how it’s always the people with armed security who tell the rest of us we don’t need a weapon.
The tweet really does open itself up for mockery. Are they going to ban anything that could be used as a sap next? Crowbars? Rebar? Rolling pins? Frying pans?
— Joshua Johnson (@joshuahiker) April 9, 2018
Ban all the hammers!
2 months ago the idea of a knife ban was a joke. "What are they going to do ban knives" ? You can't make these things up. The news has become far more entertaining and unbelievable than any primetime show. ?
— Wendy Bee Schuerlein (@WendySchuerlein) April 9, 2018
Pathetic isn’t it.
I can't believe that wasn't some sort of parody account, I had to read it multiple times before I had to acknowledge it was a legitimate tweet. This London situation just gets worse and worse
— Drake Lockwood (@VenomousDdog) April 9, 2018
You get the government you deserve.