For John, BLUF: Last year the Lord Mayor of London came out strongly against knives with over a three inch blade. Sort of a British version of New York's Sullivan Law. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is a flashback to April of last year.
From USA Today, by Mr William Cummings, 9 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a crackdown on knives Sunday in response to the rising levels of violence in London, which recently surpassed New York City's homicide rate for the first time.While firearms may make killing easier, there seems to be no limit to the tools employed by those who wish to express their anger by violence. Yes, guns are used in the United States (and elsewhere), but world-wide there is use of knives, airplanes, knives, fire, high explosives, poison gas and other tools of violence. Remember, so called "Angels of Death" use medical tools to kill over time.
"No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife," Khan tweeted. "Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law."
On the other hand, we are assured by the Media that the kind of violence we saw about ten days ago (El Paso, Dayton, Garden Grove) had nothing to do with mental health.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff