I hope this isnt a repeat, but please forgive me if I dont feel like scrolling through a years worth of threads...but I heard from one of my friends (a fellow MA) that after 6 months of training in the MA, if you get into a street fight and the law gets involved, it no longer becomes assault and battery, but assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

This could quite possibly be just a rumor, but I want to make sure either way so I can stop my friend from spreading this untrue rumor, or if it is true, so I myself can spread the warning to any other MAs like wildfire.