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Jeff Tibbetts
08-18-2003, 09:04 AM
I was looking around on Fark today and I caught a link to a very short article. I was curious if anyone in Australia knew anything about this other than what the story says...
here's the link.


They mention that a teenager almost had his arm severed by a samurai sword, so now they're banning them. They mention that there is also a ban on crossbows, but there may be exceptions for collectors. What about sword collectors?

Anyway, just curious if anyone knows what's going on there.

08-18-2003, 10:16 AM
I just can't wrap my brain around this type of thinking :confused: How many deaths are attributed to alcohol or smoking every year are those things going to be banned? A kitchen knife is made for the express purpose of cutting things. If someone goes on a rampage and cuts a bunch of people will they ban those too?

*rant mode off*