...criminals will just move to a more available weapon type. Hence you see why they are termed criminals, meaning someone who willfully disregards and breaks the law.
If you didn't already know, handguns and most firearms are outlawed in Britain. Your garden variety criminal there has taken to using one of the oldest weapons to continue their mischief, the knife. Knife related crimes are up so much that an "anti stab" knife has been introduced to cut down on the instances of knife violence in that country. I may have mentioned before that how in Ohio our goofy law is written so that I am more legally safe to carry and use a handgun to defend myself that I posess a CCW for than to use a knife.
The following clip is a British PSA effort to alert "the chaps" of the dangers of carrying knives and what the uses of said blades may lead to. It is one of those "choose your own adventure" type presentations where you get to choose each subsequent part of the story. I just made every bad decision possible and ended up where they wanted you to be anyway. Interestingly it did not seem like the characters mother was arrested or charged by the police in the video for allowing ready access to the weapon. Boy, its just like leaving your gun safe open and available in your house. Now, if I left my safe open and somebody took a firearm and committed a murder, you would be damn sure that I would end up in court, in a civil suit if nothing else.
You know, if knife violence gets bad enough over there they may have to outlaw knives. Yeah, that will work. Knives are outlawed in prison and nobody ever gets stabbed there...
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)