August 19th, 2003

ronin

Weaponry control rant, re: Australia banning swords.

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The province of Victoria, Australia wants to ban private ownership of samurai swords and crossbows. Their rationale?


"It is about making them generally unavailable to those people who just want to carry them around, either for self-defence or to commit deliberately aggressive acts," he said.


So there you have it - they don't even want people to be able to use such things for self-defense. Yet another "if you get mugged or raped or murdered, just sit back and enjoy it!" argument. Simply unbelievable...

It's not much harder to kill someone with a club instead of a sword. Is Australia going to ban the posession of 2x4s next? And after that, big rocks? I mean, there were probably all of, oh, THREE fatalities caused by people intentionally using each of these things in the last year, so aren't they a huge public health threat? :P
ronin

LOL, la/\/\e camp3rzZ!!!

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