The article also says that "Other forces from across the UK have also been in touch about the possibility of setting up similar operations." It doesn't take a degree in rocket science to see where this is going to head. Creeping Gordongrad strikes again...
I prophesy that anyone photographed with anything which could vaguely be seen as weapon-like by the police and Reichsprotector Smith could end up getting their collars felt. A suitably vaguely worded piece of "legislation" would enable plod to lock up anyone they thought was doing something with a potential weapon.
If this bunch of idiots currently in government get another four years then I can foresee knives of any sort being banned. Forks will follow soon after beause they have points which could be used as weapons. We will have to eat with our fingers.
Gordongrad - oppressive slavery heading towards the dark ages.
OK, Moses bit over. Back to the here and now.
Guess what? I have a large desk top here, which, if I whacked someone around the head with it, would be classed as a weapon. Mentioning wood, if a baseball bat is classed as a dangerous weapon does that mean my V600 cricket bat is now classed as a dangerous weapon too? Shit, there's a couple of photos of me using it out there in internet land. Oh shit!
There's a photo of me chopping vegetables in my kitchen with a kitchen knife out there somewhere too. Oh bollocks!
And a photo of me holding a very large firework. Guess that means I'm a terrorist as well.
What about snooker and pool cues? Or camera tripods? Or my leather belt? Or that riding crop thing I saw in an equestrian shop recently?
The girls with weapons group on Flickr could be in for some investigation too.
We need a V For Vendetta icon here.