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Author Topic: Update on the british sword ban  (Read 21566 times)
the Hat
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« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2008, 06:34:36 pm »

I love hearing about all the bans on weapons in the UK. It makes me laugh!!!  Cheesy As if banning swords and guns will stop criminals!  Roll Eyes It only makes law abiding citizens better targets because the criminals (who don't give a damn about laws.... for that is WHY they are criminals) know they cannot defend themselves. Pardon me whilst I bask in the glory of being an American!  Grin

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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2008, 06:39:06 pm »

The ban was put into place in order to keep down the high-profile crime wherein some nutter runs amok with a sword-shaped piece of crappy stainless steel. There were only 80 attacks last year, as opposed to almost certainly more attacks with screwdrivers, etc. The problem is the media has an incredibly hysterical reaction to it.

I'm not too worried. For now, i'll bide my time and focus on making the most pristine 499mm curved sword
It'll not be enforceable, there's too many loopholes, i thinks.


Also: to admins;
This isn't too political, is it?
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« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2008, 06:41:33 pm »

Well, I don't see it provoking a fight. I'm pretty sure we all agree that this is a blunt-edged and rather daft bit of legislation that won't really do much to reduce crime?
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« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2008, 06:43:11 pm »

I suppose that now that curved blades are illegal, we should prepare for a huge increase in drive-by Claymorings Huh?
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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2008, 06:46:19 pm »

Well I think The Hat already made it political.
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2008, 06:46:48 pm »

XD
Oh dear...

I reckon it's an omen, you know; the day the items i aspire to make are banned, my forge gets filled with snow. Got a pic on my phone, i'll upload when i find out how.

EDIT:

I agree with the Hat, but easy up thar, 'kay?
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2008, 06:54:54 pm »

while we're talking about making things politikal...

banning stuff does work. while has been a rise in handgun crime in the UK, it is nothing compared to the USA rates, something like: 39% homicide in the usa with firearms compared to 8% here.

what i think some fail to notice is that a gun/sword is a tool (well, maybe swords arn't tools, but guns are) and inherently no more evil than a spoon
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« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2008, 06:57:24 pm »

Just received this quote from a prominant member of the scythe using community.

"DOESN'T APPLY TO ME OF COURSE."

Dammned useful that Rite of Ashkente.

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Dr. Q.

p.s. That bloody Raven's just nicked my tinned lychees.
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2008, 06:59:14 pm »

well obviously.
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« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2008, 07:02:18 pm »

Debating laws is really political either way.
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« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2008, 07:03:43 pm »

They'll get Him, you know. Even Him.

Alright, let's stomp this political stuff, i want this left open.
One last thing though:
A gun's a machine designed to throw lead. A sword's a tool designed to cut things.
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« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2008, 07:04:24 pm »

Just received this quote from a prominant member of the scythe using community.

"DOESN'T APPLY TO ME OF COURSE."

Dammned useful that Rite of Ashkente.

Kind regards,

Dr. Q.

p.s. That bloody Raven's just nicked my tinned lychees.

Tee hee. Watch your pickled onions carefully...
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« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2008, 07:06:10 pm »

They'll get Him, you know. Even Him.

Alright, let's stomp this political stuff, i want this left open.
One last thing though:
A gun's a machine designed to throw lead. A sword's a tool designed to cut things.

cutting people you mean....

no-one goes after animals with a sword
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« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2008, 07:07:39 pm »

Nope, it's designed to cut anything the user wants it to cut, and cut it well.
And we've reached the crux of the problem here; it's not the sword or gun that does the damage, it's the person using it.
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« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2008, 07:10:06 pm »

so what your saying, is that we should ban people?

and swords are only designed to kill people. you know i'm right

though obviously they have the colectability

(not for me personally, but if thats what floats your boat, who am i to argue?)
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2008, 07:11:42 pm »

while we're talking about making things politikal...

banning stuff does work. while has been a rise in handgun crime in the UK, it is nothing compared to the USA rates, something like: 39% homicide in the usa with firearms compared to 8% here.

what i think some fail to notice is that a gun/sword is a tool (well, maybe swords arn't tools, but guns are) and inherently no more evil than a spoon

Personally, I could not agree more!

Sorry to anyone who might have been offended by my last post. I was being more sarcastic than anything else. However, many a true word is spoken in jest.
so what your saying, is that we should ban people?

and swords are only designed to kill people. you know i'm right

though obviously they have the colectability

(not for me personally, but if thats what floats your boat, who am i to argue?)

Yes, I believe we should ban stupid people, not weapons!  Grin
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« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2008, 07:12:42 pm »

Yes, ban people, the way of the future!
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2008, 07:14:08 pm »

yaay! someone likes my ideas!

i have an idea for fruit flavored spoons you know....
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2008, 07:14:15 pm »

I agree with both of you, they WERE made originally to cut people.

What we should do is ban stupidity. I think that responsible knife use would be a valid addition to the syllabus at schools, and that it'd help generations of chefs and woodworkers, but that's only my opinion. What i'm saying is: We should educate people more in more things.

My, this really is going political...
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2008, 07:24:16 pm »

mmm fruit spoons....Why stop at spoons? Whole cutlery sets in different flavors!
Polotics effect everything, have you never seen the adverts telling you so before elections? (here in the UK anyway, they were a bit naff)
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« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2008, 07:27:08 pm »

"the pub! she is closing too early!"

"you nay talk politiks! silence"

there should be a "gross stupidity" rule, mainly to stop people sueing over things that they've done, like triping on a pavement and sueing the council, or breaking a window, getting cut, then sueing the owner
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« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2008, 07:33:31 pm »

We've already banned guns from bars here in the United States. I think we should take it even further and ban strong people from bars too! That way they can't hurt anyone when they get drunk with their enormous muscles! 
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« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2008, 07:38:18 pm »

this has always amused me, if it came down to a zombie invasion a Britain, none of us have guns, but we're all so proficient at broken bottles and barstools i don't think it will matter
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« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2008, 07:38:59 pm »

Don´t say I didn´t warn you.
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« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2008, 07:39:09 pm »

And chairs.
And anyone else who can't get away in time.
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