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Author Topic: Update on the british sword ban  (Read 21544 times)
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« Reply #125 on: April 07, 2008, 09:21:45 pm »

I far prefer the wording in the old joke - the right to arm bears...

How easy would it be to grind an inch off a curved blade?
Bears should go armed, after all, how else will they stop hunters and defend themselves (Jasper FForde's Nursery Crime series had armed bears, it's awesome!)
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« Reply #126 on: April 07, 2008, 09:43:42 pm »

I love his books - I think I'm missing the latest though - The Third Bear?
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« Reply #127 on: April 07, 2008, 09:47:16 pm »

I love his books - I think I'm missing the latest though - The Third Bear?
First Among Sequels is out now too, (Thursday Next) and yes The Third Bear is the latest Jack Sprat book.
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« Reply #128 on: April 07, 2008, 09:59:31 pm »

both have been out for a while, and both are exellent
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« Reply #129 on: April 07, 2008, 10:02:23 pm »

Undebatable. A new book should be out soon. This is a good year for books. In my opinion
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« Reply #130 on: April 07, 2008, 10:05:43 pm »

I´m also curious. What does US law say about swords, regarding the bearing arms amendment?
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« Reply #131 on: April 07, 2008, 10:07:43 pm »

I´m also curious. What does US law say about swords, regarding the bearing arms amendment?

see! see! now 2 people wanna know!

c'mon, someone must live in the U.S....

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« Reply #132 on: April 07, 2008, 10:08:10 pm »

That would be interesting...
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« Reply #133 on: April 07, 2008, 10:18:55 pm »

As far as I know, swords are not regulated federally, except in airports, post offices, court buildings, etc. Where almost every thing pointy is restricted.

But there are myriad state and municipal laws that would restrict them. In Chicago, for instance, any blade over 2.875" is restricted for carrying.  But they don't care if you own it.

I'll have to read up more.
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« Reply #134 on: April 07, 2008, 10:20:36 pm »

interesting to know the story to as to why such a precise size  Grin

and thanks for giving an answer  Cheesy
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« Reply #135 on: April 07, 2008, 10:25:50 pm »

Yeah, instead of under 3" they needed to go 1/8th under 3" or smaller? I can't fathom the rationale.
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« Reply #136 on: April 07, 2008, 10:54:54 pm »

Switch blades are illegal in most if not all states. I also believe that cane swords are banned in California.
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« Reply #137 on: April 07, 2008, 11:12:52 pm »

but presumably not in Texas? i hear that you can't carry a concealed weapon, save in Texas

oh and in Crocodile Dundee, we see him being given his "knife" back by a police officer he got a lift from
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« Reply #138 on: April 08, 2008, 01:52:38 am »

concealed weapons are an odd beast.

Varies state by state. Most have a permit system that once you're fingerprinted and cleared by the FBI (and presumably not a felon, or a commited mental case) you can carry concealed weapons of various degrees. Some states don't allow them at all. Some states do, but then a city like chicago does not allow them, even if Illinois does.

A few states prefer if you don't have them concealed - I think Arizona you can carry a pistol out in the open (cowboy sixgun style) but they get you if you have a concealed gun.

A few (I believe vermont is one) don't have any restrictions at all. But obviously, local laws take precedent. If you're from Vermont, but visiting Chicago, you must obey Chicago's laws.

Having a country this size, with as many interested and essentially independent government entities gets fun sometimes.
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« Reply #139 on: April 08, 2008, 07:24:51 am »

if the weapons concealed, how can they know you have it?

cos if they can see the gun, de-facto its not concealed?
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« Reply #140 on: April 08, 2008, 08:07:22 am »

I just wish to say that this legislation will lead to many deaths come World War Z, and the safest places will be museum castles, where the blades are real and sturdy.
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« Reply #141 on: April 08, 2008, 04:42:23 pm »

so we should all head to leads with a ladder and a wetstone then?
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« Reply #142 on: April 08, 2008, 05:19:26 pm »

Grindstones, must stockpile them!
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« Reply #143 on: April 08, 2008, 05:20:12 pm »

Either that or we all need to sharpen garden spades. I bet you could get a decent zombie-bashing edge on one with an angle grinder in a hurry...

Yes, I can hear the gasps of horror from here. I know it won't be a perfect edge or a pretty one. It'll still take zombie scalps off like a spoon deals with hard boiled eggs though.
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« Reply #144 on: April 08, 2008, 05:26:30 pm »

i hear that sharpened entrenching tools were more popular in WW1 than bayonets
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« Reply #145 on: April 08, 2008, 05:33:17 pm »

In the end, anything can be sharpened to a lethal edge. That is why the best way forward is to ban people, all nice and neat.
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« Reply #146 on: April 08, 2008, 05:35:17 pm »

...except a spork. Klappspaten FTW!
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« Reply #147 on: April 08, 2008, 05:36:41 pm »

i hear that sharpened entrenching tools were more popular in WW1 than bayonets

I recall reading that the main use of the bayonet after training was to open tinned foods...
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« Reply #148 on: April 08, 2008, 05:38:41 pm »

In my opinion, the potential of paper as a sharpened weapon of mass destruction has not been harnessed. It's the thing I cut myself on most often, it causes a disproportionate amount of blood to pour out on application, and its effects are felt long after the initial incision.

And we expose our children to this danger! Ban paper!  Shocked Grin
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« Reply #149 on: April 08, 2008, 05:47:28 pm »

i'm already sharpening my trilby!

wait, its just felt...
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