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The Brits are getting crazy again

Discussion in 'Legal' started by frostbiker, Mar 5, 2007.

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  1. frostbiker

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  2. SoCalShooter

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    That's for me to know and not you!
    Are we going back in time...so far back as say 1984? Its a collectors item, granted its a weapon but not practical.
     
  3. Smellvin

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    I actually have family that owned a convenience store in a rather crime-ridden area of an English city. They were robbed several times over the years and the weapons used by the robbers included samurai swords, sledge hammers, large knives, and long gardening implements. I can only imagine that the same people who lobbied for the gun bans see these weapons being used as guns were before the ban.

    Even assuming their ban were to work, I just want to know what they'll do once robbers are down to their bare hands... maybe Brits will lose their right to bear any types of arms whatsoever. :p
     
  4. Duncan223

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    Ban pointy sticks!!!
     
  5. El Tejon

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    A big concern with the UK martial arts community, but even some of them see it as "reasonable".:(

    Of course the goal is to further weaken the ability of people to defend themselves so that the government can step in as Big Nanny. Sad but predictable.:(
     
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    Folks at swordforum.com have been watching the sword ban efforts in scotland, england and australia for a while with no small amount of concern....
     
  7. Libertylover

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    You know, I WAS going to ask how it is that people can advocate the banning of things which bear much historical significance and help them get in touch with their heritage. Then I remembered that most Sally Soccermoms, no matter from WHAT country, simply couldn't care less about all of that, and the "men" in many places/of many mindsets really aren't much better.

    It's truly an instance of the inmates (in this case, outright hoplophobes) running the asylum...:barf:
     
  8. iapetus

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    Oh for...


    "These are hardly ever used in crimes, but they look scary!"


    Wait, wouldn't this take the cheap, less effective weapons out of circulation, while leaving the more effective ones?


    I'm not quite sure which of the smilies best sums up my views on this...

    :uhoh: :confused: :eek: :barf: :mad: :what: :fire: :cuss: :eek: :banghead: :(



    Edit:

    And I just noticed an even stupider bit:
    You mean to say they are being used less than something you have already banned?!?!?


    In the words of D. H. Lawrence:
     
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    I'd suppose the cheap, imitation, samuri swords are "Saturday Night Specials."
    Marty
     
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    I suppose since the banning of a sgian dhub ,(thats the little knife/dirk/dagger that Scotsmen wore in the top of their hose/socks for you pants wearing men) in Scotland for fear of stabbings, that things across the pond could only get worse...
     
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    Better ban loganberries too. And don't tell me you're one of those Fresh Fruit nuts that thinks just anyone should be able to own any kind of fruit they want, even pineapples and bananas! No one but the police or military need fresh fruit! And if we don't ban these dangerous comestibles... "Well I'll tell you something my lad. When you're walking home tonight and some great homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of loganberries, don't come crying to me!"

    :D :barf: :banghead:
     
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    De-claw Britain NOW!:D
     
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    I can not thank my late great grandfather enough for leaving that island full of idiots.
     
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    All english are into bondage, "enslave me master":neener:
     
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    Scary thing is, lest we fight, it could easily happen here, too. So much for "reasonable & sensible measures" :scrutiny:
     
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    The only thing left is to deport (or imprision) anyone trained in hand to hand combat.
     
  17. .cheese.

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    See - swords aren't a problem here in the US.

    Why?

    Dude pulls at a sword and starts running at me -

    I pull out a gun and shoot him...... problem solved. (well, actually legally it's a bit more complicated than that - but we're simplifying a lot here)

    The moment you start banning the people's ability to protect themselves, you in fact just create more ways for them to be vulnerable.

    I see a day when pens will be illegal there and people will have to use either crayons or markers instead. :(
     
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    1911Austin - you joke, but I can totally see Karate classes being deemed "Killing training." over there.
     
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    What about rocks,the whole damb island setting on one:neener: :scrutiny:
     
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    They will be replaced with fluffy pillows.

    Wait... actually, you could kill somebody with a pillow from suffocating them..... so, um.... no more pillows then.
     
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    Oh Sweet Zombie Jesus!!!

    With each passing day, I am more and more convinced that THESE guys are running the place over there.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, there goes 2000 years of rule. The sword, for what it's worth, has much more significance to the British Isles than we could ever imagine our firearms have. They were constantly being invaded by either Europe or Scandanavia.

    For like, 2000 years. Why they need a strong fleet. Why they need archers, and Kinghts.

    I once had a british person tell me that he would rather the russians come and deal with them using swords than nuclear weapons. The sword has never failed them. Not since the birth of their empire.

    Ceremoniously falling on their swords will signify the end of an era in this world that we cannot fully understand the ramifications of. Most, if not all, free christian nations were born out of Europe, and we owe significant amounts to the people who first came here. The ones with enough vision to see that a place like America could exist in a world where no one thought it possible. The people who brought us the knowledge of the greek, and the romans.

    Ahh, England... War is not the time....
     
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    Nope. They've been socialist a long time.
     
  24. The Deer Hunter

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    The way I see it is;
    If the people have guns then they can defend themselves against the swords, therefore they wouldnt have to worry about swords.

    BYT, are they really banning kitchen knives?
     
  25. LAR-15

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    I'd better go mail order me a samurai sword here in the US before the Democrats in Congress add them to the Switchblade Act.
     
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