It already is illegal, no need for new laws

Don’t you just love people who demand action and a new law when laws already exist, supposedly, to stop things like this happening:

The father of a Christchurch man who was stabbed in the head at a party says the calm demeanour of a police officer helped saved his son.

Police received multiple calls early yesterday morning about trouble brewing at a party on Flockton St.

They arrived to find a 20-year-old man had been stabbed in the head and was being supported by his father and friends.

The man underwent surgery yesterday to have the knife’s nine centimetre blade removed and was in a stable condition in Christchurch Hospital today. 

And the father’s demands:

The man’s father said his son’s friends were ”absolutely disgusted” by what had happened, but had told him it was common for young people to carry knives.

”If they didn’t have knives it wouldn’t have happened. I was at that party, I could have been stabbed, it could have been anyone.”

He now wanted to see a law change to stop people carrying dangerous weapons and to allow police to search people they suspected of carrying of knife.

”Something good has to come out of this. We’ve got to stop.

”It should be illegal for a person to carry a weapon. Why would a person be carrying a knife if they’re not planning to use it.”

News flash Einstein…it already is illegal to carry knives…but you know what…criminals don;t care about the law…that is why they are criminals.

We don’t need a new or even a special law, we already have a law…and people are ignoring it. What we need is laws that allows people to defend themselved adequately rather than waiting for the police to arrive..


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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