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live in britain? no samurai sword for you! March 6, 2007

Posted by patrick.klepek in ban, samurai, sword, wtf.
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apparently, samurai sword attacks are so on the rise that banning them has become the only recourse, in the eyes of the government. what the fuck? too bad there’s no National Rifle Association around to protect the most sacred of japanese swords!

“The sale of imitation samurai swords could be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office announced today.

Importing or hiring the weapons could also be made illegal following a string of samurai sword attacks in recent years.

Breaching the ban, which is targeted at cheap imitation samurai swords rather than the more expensive genuine collectors’ items made by licensed swordsmiths in Japan, would result in up to six months in jail and a ¬£5,000 fine.

Last month, amphetamine addict Hugh Penrose was jailed for at least 19 years for hacking a 21-year-old woman with a samurai sword and then deliberately running her over.

In October, Bradley Moran was jailed for 17 years for murdering another man with a samurai sword following an argument in a nightclub.”

 

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