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I've always wondered, why are Nunchaku illegal in so many states and countries? I can understand it being illegal to carry around with you or into a store or bank, but why is it illegal to simply own? I have used the nunchaku before and really, I don't see what makes them so dangerous. Of course, they are weapons after all, but so is a bayonet, and so is a rifle, but apparently those are legal.Legality
Possession of nunchaku is illegal in a number of countries, including Canada, Germany, Norway, Spain, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom (anti-nunchaku laws in the UK were loosened somewhat in 1991, however media scenes with nunchaku were still edited out by censors until 2002). Legality in the United States varies at state level, e.g. personal possession of nunchaku is illegal in New York, Arizona, California and Massachusetts, but in other states possession is not criminalized. Legality in Australia is also determined by individual state laws. In New South Wales, the weapon is on the restricted weapons list, and thus can only be owned with a permi
I find the nunchaku to be a beautiful piece of artwork rather than as an offensive weapon, as I view all martial arts. And I can't comprehend why they would be illegal in the first place. And I am certain that there are many other's out there who feel the same way I do.
So could someone shed some light on this matter?