The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 14 July 2021.
There is no place in our society for violent crime and harm caused by such knives and firearms. Lives have been lost through serious violence, and this ban will help save lives by getting more knives and other weapons off the streets and out of the hands of violent criminals.
The human suffering and hurt caused by the tragic loss of life through violent crime is unacceptable, which is why the government will stop at nothing to give the police the powers needed to stop violent crime and protect the public.
From today, anyone possessing one of these deadly weapons unlawfully will face the full force of the law.