If swords are outlawed, only outlaws will have swords
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, March 18, 2004 - Save & Share - 4 Comments

Heh. “From Australia”:http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,8907485%255E2862,00.html

“For most people running around the street carrying swords there is absolutely no reason for them to be carrying those weapons,” he said yesterday.

From July, anyone found possessing or selling a sword without a permit will face up to six months’ jail and fines of up to $12,000.

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4 Responses to “If swords are outlawed, only outlaws will have swords”

Comment from Jank
Time March 25, 2004 at 5:32 pm

Wow. Even more from Scotland (if it ain’t scottish, it’s crrrrap!):

Carl Lindsay, 25, answered a knock at his door in Salford, Greater Manchester, to find four men armed with a gun.

When the gang tried to rob him he grabbed a samurai sword and stabbed one of them, 37-year-old Stephen Swindells, four times.

Mr Swindells, of Salford, was later found collapsed in an alley and died in hospital.

Lindsay, of Walkden, was found guilty of manslaughter following a three-week trial at Manchester Crown Court.

He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.

Wow. How wrong is it to send a man to prison for defending his home, with whatever he finds handy?

Comment from KMc
Time March 25, 2004 at 9:18 pm

I can’t get past the “four men armed with a gun.”

Did they pass it back and forth? Were they arguing over who got to use it while the one guy was getting stabbed?

Maybe if we had laws that require guns to be owned by groups of 4 we’d have a lot less gun violence.

Comment from KMc
Time March 25, 2004 at 9:19 pm

I can’t get past the “four men armed with a gun.”

Did they pass it back and forth? Were they arguing over who got to use it while the one guy was getting stabbed?

Maybe if we had laws that require guns to be owned by groups of 4 we’d have a lot less gun violence.

Comment from jank
Time March 26, 2004 at 10:10 am

Aren’t guns outlawed in the UK in any case? How did the robbers get even a gun in the first place?

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