Caroline Shearer set up weapons awareness charity Only Cowards Carry in November 2012 after her son, Jay Whiston, 18, was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester in 2012.
She said swords, meat cleavers and extreme knives cause additional problems in the fight against knife crime because so many deadly weapons are already available in homes.
She said: “Zombie killers are really, really bad, but when you look at it, over 53 per cent of stabbings are with knives from people’s kitchens.”Well, quite!
Mrs Shearer said websites should only be allowed to sell the weapons for legitimate reasons.
While martial artists might have grounds to buy a sword, she believes other weapons such as blades made to look like credit cards, sharpened earrings and umbrella swords have no legitimate purpose.Lots of things have 'no legitimate purpose' but people collect them. Why even bring this up, if knives are everywhere? After all, it's not like we could ever prevent...
She said: “I really believe all knives should be licensed. That way if someone is carrying one there has to be a reason.
“For example, if you are a fisherman you may need to have a knife, but that would be licensed.
“The licence fee would then fund the education the kids need. That’s what I would like to see.”*speechless*