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Knives and alcohol sold to children in London

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Shops in London are selling knives, alcohol and tobacco to children as young as 13.

Over 2,500 test purchases carried out by London Trading Standards (LTS)revealed the age-restricted items being sold to under-18s.

A total of 285 illegal sales were recorded, with 14% of shops selling knives and 12% selling alcohol. The Met Police said it was "unacceptable".

There have been 64 fatal stabbings in London since January.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45511466

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seanjo

Nothing new really, I was buying bottles of cider in South Shields when I was 14, I bought a Gurkha kukri when I was 12, what I didn't do is stab anyone or threaten anyone.

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Dark_Grey
1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

There have been 64 fatal stabbings in London since January.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45511466

Now is a great time to be a concealed carry holder in London. You know, if they allowed that sort of thing. You could walk around with your head held high knowing any one that attacks you is literally bringing a knife to a gun fight

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aztek

yea, right, that will happen in uk like never. the state would have no issue losing any amount of people to crimes, vs giving people ways to defend themselves,  one day they may protect themselves from the state, and they can not have that

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Setton
7 hours ago, Dark_Grey said:

Now is a great time to be a concealed carry holder in London. You know, if they allowed that sort of thing. You could walk around with your head held high knowing any one that attacks you is literally bringing a knife to a gun fight

Except if we had guns, the criminals would definitely have them. 

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Setton
5 hours ago, aztek said:

yea, right, that will happen in uk like never. the state would have no issue losing any amount of people to crimes, vs giving people ways to defend themselves,  one day they may protect themselves from the state, and they can not have that

Oh please go back to your imaginary wild west. We'll continue with our functioning, civilised society, where we don't need to carry guns to be safe, value children's lives above macho posturing and have an actual law enforcement service who view weapons as a last, not first resort. 

If ever our government did turn to tyranny, I'm pretty confident there are enough patriots in the armed forces who would fight for country over government. 

We, unlike you younger countries, have a track record for it. Maybe that's why you feel the need to shout about resisting oppression - you've only got words, we've been there and done that so many times. 

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Bargain superstore B&M has been ordered to pay a record £480,000 fine after repeatedly selling knives to children as young as 14.

The discount chain was caught in an undercover operation by police and trading standards officers in an area which is rife with knife crime.

It is illegal to sell knives measuring more than three inches long to anyone under the age of 18. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6195429/B-M-fined-record-480-000-selling-knives-four-teenagers-bargain-store-east-London.html

 

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