Dec 202007
 

Y’all are familiar with Pastor Martin Niemöller’s poem First They Came…, aren’t ya? Well, british sword fans pobably wish they’d read it a little closer. Once again from Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The government said Wednesday it would ban the sale of samurai swords because the weapons had been used in a number of serious, high-profile attacks.

The Home Office said the swords would be added to the Offensive Weapons Order from April next year, meaning they could not be imported, sold or hired.

England is famous for its weapons restrictions and has some of the most stringent anti-gun laws in the world, and yet there were still 5001 gun-related injuries in 2006 according to London’s Gun Control Network. The article doesn’t give the specific numbers of sword related related injuries, but does anyone really think there were more than 5000? If not, then how is this, remotely, a good use of government resources? If anti-gun laws failed to prevent more than 5000 injuries, how is further disarming the citizenry going to make them any safer? The answer: it’s not. This is just mama government taking another step towards complete and total tyranny.

The article did have one humorous highlight, however-

“In the wrong hands, samurai swords are dangerous weapons,” Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker said.

😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 🙄 Ahem…

What, exactly are they in the right hands then Minister?

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