UK Politician Wants All Knives To Include GPS Trackers To Minimize Stabbings

Ferlon Webster Jr. | March 14, 2019

A member of the U.K. Parliament thinks it's a good idea to have knives fitted with tracking devices so their government can know where all knives are at all times.

Scott Mann, a member of the Conservative Party, posted his soon-to-be “made fun of” views Thursday, tweeting:


This almost sounds like he’s just being a troll, but that’s doubtful.

Many in the British Twitter world hopped on Mann immediately, even questioning his status as an MP.

The British politician’s tweet comes as the U.K. has been seeing a large increase in knife attacks. As The Evening Standard reports:

New Ministry of Justice figures showed 21,484 people were prosecuted or cautioned for knife offences in England and Wales in 2018. The figure is the highest since 2009, when it stood at more than 25,000.

A lot of the Twitter users had it right when they said, “the problem is not with the weapon." It's with the person in possession of the weapon. There is absolutely no way a GPS tracker is going to prevent a criminal from committing a crime, no matter what weapon they're using.