Monday, March 05, 2007

It starts with the guns...

Story: "The sale of imitation samurai swords could be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office announced today.

Importing or hiring the weapons could also be made illegal following a string of samurai sword attacks in recent years.

Breaching the ban, which is targeted at cheap imitation samurai swords rather than the more expensive genuine collectors' items made by licensed swordsmiths in Japan, would result in up to six months in jail and a £5,000 fine.
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According to Home Office estimates, there have been at least 80 serious crimes involving the swords in England and Wales over the last four years
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80 attacks in 4 years? And that deserves a ban? I would almost think this was a hoax, but the telegraph isn't exactly known for its humor section.

First, the guns are essentially taken away from the law abiding people, and the crime rate skyrockets. The answer? Take their swords.
Liberals never learn.

9 comments:

under_the_mercy said...

exactly right, look at switzerland for example.

kingdavid said...

They're not taking away the baseball bat next to my bed unless they pry it from my cold, dead, hands.

Kingdom Advancer said...

Next the plastic butter knives.....

Although I don't see why anyone needs a cheap imitation for law-abiding purposes, the saying rings true: the criminals will find a way to get them anyway--most likely.

P.S. I commented on your last post again, Palm Boy.

Palm boy said...

Under, I think switzerland has a wonderful idea with its gun policy.

David, you sound like a wooden-assult weapon fanatic. :D

KA, Maybe you just like useing a sword to practice fencing or something. :D
*heading over now*

Kingdom Advancer said...

Nah...You can just use a broomstick to practice. : )

Seriously, though, it would ban fencing swords?

Kingdom Advancer said...

By the way, I joined Technorati and made P.B.I. one of my favorites, so it will stream your latest articles on Kingdom Advancing--although, some of my other favorites post a lot, so they might knock your articles off fast.

SolaMeanie said...

I think it's hilariously hypocritical for some of these rabid anti-gun crusaders to call for taking our guns away at the same time they're packing heat themselves. They say they have to carry for "protection."

Typical liberals. The laws they want to force down our throats never apply to them. You see, they know better than "the great unwashed."

BoB DuDe said...

Wow. That is completely idiotic.

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