Escalation of force saves lives. Not knowing when to costs lives. Waiting for the police to save your bacon results in chalk outlines and taped off areas. You are responsible for you, stand up or lay down.
The UK is working on it's version of the nanny state. Everyone is creating these social utopian states these days where the state protects us and the citizens are unarmed. I've yet to see one work!
The UK has pretty much eliminated firearms, now they are onto knives. Ray tell the lad how crazy your blade laws are. BTW I like the Spyderco solution to the lock rules. That is a nice blade, Sal rocks!.
I'd still prefer a proper lock rather than my finger on a blade to prevent it from closing.