Tuesday, March 06, 2007

They never learn.

How can we genuinely complain that our kids never learn when it is clear our lords and masters are no different. Read here about a new super dooper initiative.

Here we are banning yet more items because they are being used in attacks when the previous bans on, well, just about everything have worked really well. Not.

What is the phrase? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Our government does the usual response of banning things and thinks that will be the end of it.

btw : My understanding was that quite a few homeowners have been buying these swords to keep at home to defend themselves. Wonder if the real purpose is to protect the criminals again. At least with all the criminal activity our government has been accused off we can see a reason they would protect the criminals over the law abiding.


At 11:47 am, Blogger Jay.Mac said...

Let me get this straight- they are going to ban the cheapo imitation swords that are readily available but allow the "real deal" to remain on sale? In other words, they are going to ban the item made of awful quality steel and which are sold unsharpened for display purposes only, but allow people to buy the quality razor-sharp items?


At 12:44 pm, Blogger Bag said...

Looks like it. Don't forget genuine katanas are really expensive plus I understand they can't be exported any more so there is a limited supply. The cheap ones can be sharpened but they are nowhere near as good but still good enough to kill.

It's clearly a response to a few issues. They think if they keep narrowing it down then by attrition they will eventually ban the item that stops murders. As was said before they will have to ban everything in their attempt but seeing as global warming advocates want us to go back to the stone age we will soon be banning rocks. I can see the headlines now. Flint rocks banned in UK as there have been increases in the number of peoplekilled and injured with them.

At 7:02 pm, Blogger Jay.Mac said...

I can't wait to see how they define a "legitimate" katana- and how long it takes for a black market to begin.

Didn't they learn anything from their firearms laws? Making something illegal twice won't stop criminals from breaking the law.


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