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US NewsMP Scott Mann Said All Knives Should Be Fitted With GPS And People Have Pointed Out Some Flaws

20:15  14 march  2019
20:15  14 march  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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A Conservative MP has been mocked online after he suggested fitting all knives sold in the UK with GPS tracking to help cut down violent crime.

Scott Mann, who represents North Cornwall, wrote on Twitter: “Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns.

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“If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation.”

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Mann added there would be “obvious exemptions for fishing etc” but his idea has been mocked by many who thought it unlikely to be an effective strategy.

Naturally, it prompted some higher banter on social media.

There were some logistical problems

And the ‘fishing’ loophole ...

Maybe it could be rolled-out further?

But maybe he was on to something?

Fellow Conservative MP Johnny Mercer later made light of the situation by sharing a video of himself and Mann reading through the mocking messages.

In the video Mercer is seen entering Mann’s office in Westminster, which has a sign written on the door which reads “Ministry of Good Ideas.”

“Scotty, how are you my friend?” Mercer asks. “Apparently you’ve had a good idea?”

After Mercer has read out some of the mocking tweets Mann responds by saying: “It probably was a bit of a shit idea right?

“But ultimately we have a problem and no one’s coming up with any solutions.”

Mercer says he agrees with Mann on that point, then proceeds to read out more mocking tweets.

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