There must be something about living off public money which softens the brain.
How else to explain a bunch of ER doctors in the UK (part of the National Health Service) who have come up with a brilliant solution to the problem of large numbers of teenagers stabbing each other to death.
Simple -ban sharp pointed knives
That should do the trick! Even though these kids make their living thieving and dealing drugs, and regard arrest as little more than an occupational hazard, knowing the chances of their being jailed are almost non-existent, they are sure to obey a blanket ban on knives.
Congratulations, doctors! Case closed! Socialized medicine at its finest!