Robert Knox, Actor in Forthcoming Harry Potter Movie, Stabbed to Death

Filed under:Movies,Priorities,Sad — posted by Anwyn on May 24, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

Protecting his younger brother from a knife-wielding thug.

Judging by some of the facts laid down in the story, it appears knives are becoming guns in Britain. Knives are a lot easier to use, people, and a lot harder to ban. Unintended consequences of gun bans go on and on.

I have a British friend, husband of a friend I love dearly, who during dinner at my house actually uttered the sentence “You Americans have too many freedoms. Like guns, and that.” I swallowed my rejoinders and acted the hostess. But thugs and crazies, inexplicably, it seems, continue to find a way, even in Britain. It is not our freedoms that are the problem. The Bible can be paraphrased: Outlaws and nuts you will always have with you. And that’s why we ought always to have our guns, as well.

RIP, Rob Knox.


  1. really sad story. im a huge HP fan, and I’m sad to hear about what happened to him =(

    Comment by Robert Knox — May 25, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

  2. I loved what Pope Benedict said about our freedoms on his visit here. Absolutely beautiful. Any attempt to paraphrase or highlight would destroy it. The thoughts below are my own less spiritual and less eloquent take.

    Freedom can be used for good or ill. We were created to be free, and that’s how we should stay.

    Besides, I’m no good with a knife.

    Comment by Anne — May 25, 2008 @ 7:41 pm

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