I'm laughing hysterically as I post this, because at this very moment London is considering banning mopeds. Why are they doing this you ask? Well I'm glad you asked.
See this isn't down to accident statistics, or anything like that. Its because there has been a recent spate of thefts by men on mopeds. They pull up, steal cell phones and leave.
Now most of these men aren't native Brits. Rather they're first or second generation migrants, largely middle eastern. Nope, not the Chinese pulling off these thefts.
Gotta love that cultural enrichment.
Apparently the same police who have enough time to police mean words online can't be on the streets of London to prevent middle eastern men on mopeds from stealing phones, or heaven forbid prosecute them when they do. That's not a lie about policing online speech btw: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37076995
This of course is on the heels of a knife ban, which was written so vaguely a British man with a potato peeler was arrested. I fucking shit you not! Lol: https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/03/british-man-arrested-for-wielding-potato-peeler/
Leading to the "Bin the Knife" campaign: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/17425/Bin-a-knife Because you know all those knives going out on their own and stabbing people were a huge menace. Again, I need to comment on the vagueness of the wording, which means the law can include things like ordinary tools https://professional-troublemaker.com/2018/04/10/u-k-knife-control-gone-wild-stop-frisk-arrives-in-london-to-confiscate-your-pointy-things/
Of course us Americans know that if you want violence to go down its a good idea to politely ask criminals to surrender their weapons. In fact we had our own version of this program, gun buybacks, which as we all know work very well. Cough Cough....Camden NJ.....Cough Cough......Chicago IL. Not like people with a broken or damaged firearm would ever take advantage of a program like this in order to buy a new gun. Oh wait...
Guns of course have been mostly illegal in Britain for decades. Trust me though, its always the tool that should be banned. We should lengthen the list. I mean, why would you need a shovel or a bat, for instance? You planning on killing somebody you sick twisted fuck? What's wrong with you? And what about pipes. Stores shouldn't be allowed to sell those. They could hurt somebody. Close down Home Depot. Too many dangerous weapons that could fall into the hands of criminals
Oh God! I almost forgot about U-Haul! We don't want anymore trucks of peace! Can we ban them too!?