The Decline of the British Empire continues

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You're just looking to inflame and cause problems aren't you.

I thank you for the insult and then report it to the moderators as such

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There was an insult? Dude, if, I repeat, IF there were any insult intended,and in the OP there certainly was it was to those who think a knife can kill as easily as a gun, and that replica weapons sold to science fiction fans are a dire threat to domestic peace and harmony. Oh, and to the government of a once Mighty nation who disarms it's populace in the name of crime prevention, just like the communists did in the Eastern Block and those others did in the 1930's in Germany...
Short and sweet version: You weren't insulted unless you were the "martial arts expert" quoted in the article.
 

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Revolutionary war tension aside I do not think that a bat'leth would be all that legal on either side of the Atlantic and if it is off the street that is a good thing.

Perfectly legal here in Canada. Weapons laws are largely intent-based here. A screwdriver used threateningly is weapon. A re-enactor in period garb with a sword on his hip at a living history event is probably OK, as are MAists in parks training.

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Revolutionary war tension aside I do not think that a bat'leth would be all that legal on either side of the Atlantic and if it is off the street that is a good thing.

Uhhh...it's a wall-hanger. A fantasy weapon. It's pretty legal to have on the wall in your home, legal to carry openly in a lot of places in the U.S., like New Mexico and Arizona. Heck, you can legally carry a gun openly here-strapped onto your waist-without a license or anything, as long as you don't go into a place wjhere alcohol is served.. WHo's going to make a fuss over what's rightfully a next-to-useless hunk of stainless steel? :lol:

And sure, some maniac could do a fair amount of damage with one, maybe even kill, but what's next, meat cleavers? I mean, I know it's next, but meat cleavers are probably a little more dangerous, in the right hands.

Oh, and q'p[la] :lol:
 
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Uhhh...it's a wall-hanger.
"In the UK, they came first for the Gun owners, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Gun owner; And then they came for the Knife owners, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Knife owners; And then they came for the Sci-fi collectibles, And I didn’t speak up because I owned no Sci-fi collectibles; And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."Dogs playing poker and Elvis on Black Velvet aficionados are next, be afraid, be very afraid.When tackiness is outlawed will only outlaws be tacky?
 

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Actually it's perfectly legal to have Klingon, Martian, Fantasy, real or wahtever weapons in this country. It's just not legal to carry them around the streets looking to use them against someone. There's a very good shop in York, North Yorkshire I go in when I'm down there that sells, openly and legally any sort of fantasy weapon you like plus some martial arts weapons.
Big Don, I don't really know what you think you're protesting about but your grasp of English, Scottish and Northern Irish law is sketchy to say the least. It's also perfectly legal to own guns here, you just need a licence which if you are genuine is no bother to get. Aound where I live most of us have shotguns as we all hunt.
You can hunt most things here not just pheasants, there's grouse, woodcock, pigeons, deer, rabbits,foxes etc and also vermin like the American grey squirrels someone introduced to this country thinking they knew it all, now they are killing off our native red squirrels.
If you're going to criticise something in someone else's country it's always advisable to get your facts right first or ask a police officer!
 

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Lethal Star Trek blade seized in knives amnesty

Last updated at 10:10 25 May 2006
The Daily Mail
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This horrifying five-foot weapon has been recovered by police during a knife amnesty.
The three-handled sword with a blade at either end, designed to be swung like a paddle, shocked officers who took custody of it.
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The blade is believed to be a stainless-steel copy of a Klingon weapon used in the science fiction series Star Trek. "It's an extremely dangerous weapon," said a martial arts expert last night.
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A martial arts expert? Expert in Klingon martial arts?


yep unfortunately stupidity is not limited to the liberals here in the USA.. but that seems extreme even to me! ... ok now a fantasy weapon called a "batleth" is illegal in the UK?? next they will be raiding the kitchens to make sure that all the knives are confiscated to prevent them being used to injure food let alone a human !! God help us all! especially the poor sods in the UK!
 

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No, as I spent sometime explaining before this "weapon" is not illegal in the UK.
I thank you for your pity but we really don't need it.
Liberals inthe UK are not the same as what you think of as liberals in the USA so actually your are insulting a fair amount of good people here.
 

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No, as I spent sometime explaining before this "weapon" is not illegal in the UK.
I thank you for your pity but we really don't need it.
Liberals inthe UK are not the same as what you think of as liberals in the USA so actually your are insulting a fair amount of good people here.

ohh you have a saner version there? cool.. please import them to here!! our liberals are a bunch of idiots who need an infusion of inelegance and common sense.. so if yours have any of that.. please help!! other wise i do apologize if i did insult a fair amount of people there..
just sounds to much like the kind of knee jerk liberal stupidity that happens here in some quarters!!

but is there not some kind of law in the works about any kind of knife carry in the UK .. hell they outlawed guns pretty much completely and now every crook has one from what I hear from some people i know over there... please: Register Mongols.. Not Crossbows!!
 

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What you think of as liberals and socialists are the Labour party over here, the Liberals are the centuries old Whig party a different animal totally. Librals here are the middle of the road party (some find them boring!), the left is Labour, the right the Tories. being liberal in our sense is a very old tradition here, some of our greatest prime ministers have been liberals as have some of our greatest people including Winston Churchill ( he took a seat however with the Tories to get into power).
Criminals here have always had guns, the problem as I said before is the youth gangs now. They've watched the movies and the TV and have emulated the American style gangs.
 

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