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#345773 - 06/06/07 05:07 PM British government stance on swords
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Having signed an on-line petition agaisnt the proposed ban on swords in UK I received this little note from Tony's minions...

Nice of them to (pretend to?) take notice.

http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page11849.asp
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#345774 - 06/06/07 05:16 PM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: trevek]
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I never understood that, given how rare sword attacks are there!

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#345775 - 06/06/07 05:36 PM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: MattJ]
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I think it's due to a couple of high profile incidents where some guys (one was mentally ill, I believe) seriously carved some people up into little (and not so little) pieces. There has also been a high number of knife related incidents in the past few years and government run 'knife amnesties'.

http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/CAMPAIGNS/2007/03mar/070309sam.shtml

Personally I think the guys who mutilated their victims would have found a way to do something with or without swords. British government tend to jerk their knees like a demented Muay Thai boxer with over-active reflexes.


Edited by trevek (06/06/07 05:39 PM)
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#345776 - 06/06/07 05:47 PM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: trevek]
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Yeah, one fruit loop went all 'kill bill' in a church 3 years ago andthe predictable 'ban the evil swords!!!' lynch mob was formed.

More people are victim to motor vehicle homicide in the UK than sword attack, strangely, the government are not considering banning cars

if shinken generated billions in tax money, they wouldnt ban them either. Cynical, orwellian nanny state bull5hit. The only place I would be tempted to test out my sword on flesh would be in the houses of parliament
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#345777 - 06/06/07 08:25 PM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: Cord]
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Heck, this is the UK, what did you expect?
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#345778 - 06/07/07 05:03 AM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Heck, this is the UK, what did you expect?



well said
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#345779 - 06/07/07 06:30 AM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Heck, this is the UK, what did you expect?




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#345780 - 06/07/07 01:37 PM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: Cord]
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Well, Cord, it worked for the US.

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#345781 - 06/11/07 06:34 AM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: Cord]
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Hey guys, It's typical... we got the same thing after the Virginia Tech killings here. What the socialists don't understand is...
if they ban guns, they'll use a sword
if they ban swords, they'll use a knife
if they ban knives, they'll use a rock or a stick
if they ban rocks and sticks, their paper government will fall.

George Orwell's "Animal Farm" is a clear picture of how socialism works, and it's being tried in spades here as well as there. The state nanny only wants you to have what they determine is okay, and only in the amounts they determine are sufficient.

The population is pretty much disarmed in Darfour... execept for those committing genocide, and we can see how well that's working out.

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#345782 - 06/11/07 07:12 AM Re: British government stance on swords [Re: wristtwister]
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Ooops, more problems:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/skynews/20070611/tuk-martial-arts-expert-shot-dead-by-pol-45dbed5.html

I wonder if I beat a few people to death using a government minister as a weapon whether they'd make them illegal to. I'd use Tony Blair himself but he's a bit blunted these days and, unlike a sword, will be safer withdrawn.
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