First guns, now knives
EBay has said it intends to ban trade in all knives, apart from cutlery knives, on its UK and Ireland websites.
The ban will be implemented "as soon as possible" in order to provide a "safe" marketplace for its members, it said.
EBay said the ban was the best measure, bearing in mind the "complex" laws surrounding knife sales in the UK.
The move comes after BBC Watchdog researchers revealed they had been able to buy knives illegal in the UK through the public auction site.
All six knives purchased by Watchdog were sold by US sellers through eBay's site in the UK.
One of the knives was intercepted by Customs officials. . . . .
I love the reference to the "complex" knife laws in the UK.
Thanks to Gus Cotey for sending this link.