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#110039 - 12/22/04 05:46 PM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home?
MrVigerous Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 2498
Loc: UK
Might I suggest that the officer in question was talking out of his arse and should have employed judgement of a far higher standard than appears to be the case from your description of events.

Yes - Rice flails (nunchuku) were deemed to be offensive weapons 'per se' in the case of Copus v DPP [1989].

Yes - you were in a public place

However, given that you had just that second bought them, had a receipt to prove this and were more than likely (though I dont know this) transporting them in a bag of some description to your home (and the officer clearly new this), a little matter called Reasonable Excuse really should have popped into his head. On the facts as you have presented them, there appears to have been bugger all hope of a successful prosecution against you and he really should have grasped that, and used his discretion rather than wasting everyone's time.

As for the Nunchuku being taken off you by some random loony in the street - yeah really.....I don't recall that prospect being written into any offensive weapon legislation in England and Wales.

As for the Nunchucks themselves - i'd demand your lawful property back.

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Mr V



[This message has been edited by MrVigerous (edited 12-22-2004).]

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#110040 - 12/22/04 06:30 PM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home?
Sweeney Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 342
Loc: New York, USA
Ahh, the situation would be so much easier here in New York. They're equally illegal everywhere: in a bag, in a box, in a car, or in your home. So nice of our wise and prudent legislators to keep it simple for us!

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#110041 - 08/08/06 08:18 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: Sweeney]
ninjarob Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
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I have a simple solution to the problem of owning nunchaku in the US

first get two rifles you may have to saw the barrel down abit to get them to the right length. Then drill a hole in the stock of the rifle before attaching both together with a short chain once compleated you have a wonderfull pair of unique wood/metal nunchaku that are perfectly legal.

on top of that should you be given any trouble by the police the NRA will back you with there impresive legal might AND should you need to defend your home you are no longer out ranged by a criminal with a guns as well as maintaing the brutal up close advantage that comes with a pair of nunchaku. of course for extra legal protection we can't call them nunchaku so i would suggest calling them gunchucks. remember don't brake the law use GunChucks its what the goverments wants you to do

of course if you live in texas i would recomend replaceing the rifels with some kinda of automatic weapon just to be safe


Edited by ninjarob (08/08/06 08:19 AM)

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#110042 - 08/08/06 10:59 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: ninjarob]
paradoxbox Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 590
Wow that seems incredibly innacurate and complicated.

Just don't get into trouble with the authorities on your way to and from your dojo.

Problem solved. No one cares if you have nunchaku unless you start acting up with them.

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#110043 - 08/08/06 11:12 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: ninjarob]
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
You are a complete idiot.

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#110044 - 08/08/06 11:13 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: JoelM]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
Guys...I think he was joking.

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#110045 - 08/08/06 07:53 PM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: JoelM]
ninjarob Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
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bloody hell no sence of hummor some people

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#110046 - 08/09/06 12:32 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: ninjarob]
JoelM Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 6355
Loc: Georgia, USA
You bring up a thread that's over a year and a half dead to make a joke that's not even funny. I stand by my assertion.
_________________________
We should all take ourselves seriously...and then crumple that image up and toss it out the window.

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#110047 - 08/09/06 07:46 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: ninjarob]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
well, it showed a little creativity by pointing out the rediculousness of wood on string to be unconditionally illegal, yet something indescriminate like automatic weapons designed only for killing things in the general area are conditionally legal.
maybe an alternative to the joke could be 'chumchucks' whereby a weapon is made from illegal adult toys.

on topic:
yes, nunchaku are illegal in Massachusetts. but it's one of those laws that as long as you are not doing something ELSE which is illegal, then having them is sortof equivalent to jaywalking.

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#110048 - 08/09/06 08:01 AM Re: Nunchaku illegal in your home? [Re: JoelM]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
A newbie digs up an old post instead of starting yet another, oh so boring thread on numchuks. 2 Stars.

Makes a creative reply. 2 Stars.

Doesn't use lots of stupid icons. Another 2 Stars.

First, or so, post, misunderstood (Been there, done that.) Minus 2 Stars.

Responds with good measured humor. Another 2 Stars.

Ninjabob...doing good! Welcome to the forum!

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