Thanks for the Memory to Darth Apathy.
Vic refers us to his friend Nicki over at Armed Females of America, who writes an excellent and scathing critique of British attempts to reduce violent crime by banning knives.
That's right, knives.
Has it ever occurred to them that the problem is not the availability of weapons, but the predisposition of certain individuals to commit violent acts with whatever's at hand? Anything hard or sharp can be a weapon in the hands of the wrong person.
Oops, I'd better keep quiet, or soon they'll be banning anything harder than a habit or sharper than cheddar cheese.