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As many of you may be aware, (from the "you can't make this stuff up department"), several physicians in England are advocating that "long pointy knives" be banned from the general public's availability, saying, "Government action to ban the sale of such knives," they wrote, "would drastically reduce their availability over the course of a few years."
From a survey of several folks in the US, http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,158032,00.html
Since, those, who in the past have derided gun control as going after the wrong probelm by asking "what are they going to ban next, knives?" have now been justified in their line of questioning, the following should cause woodworkers, and particularly the woodworkers in this group,no little concern:
Someone with whom I have never agreed in my life actually asked the following question, "Can sharp stick control be far behind?" wondered LaPierre's erstwhile opponent, Peter Hamm of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence" Of course, he said this tongue in cheek, but still ....
The keeper of the Pointy Stick web page better take care, he may be considered a violence enabler in the future.
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On Sun, 29 May 2005 18:37:58 -0700, Mark & Juanita

Yes, I actually have said that for nearly 40 years.

Maybe in the past. Nowadays they'll arrest him as a terrorist and process him under the Patriot Act (should be called the Kafka Act).
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LRod wrote:

Get it while you can folks - The Pointy Stick Compendium Project
http://home.comcast.net/~charliebcz/PointyStick/PS1TableOfContent.html
As for gun control, I'm more inclined towards bullet control. Guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people.
I propose a compromise re: gun control. Everyone can have as many as they want. But each must be a) taller than the person carrying it and b) be limited to a single shot. If you can't disable an assailant with one shot you probably shouldn't have a firearm anyway. If you're worried about mulltiple assailants then carry two or three firearms of the type and size suggested.
Now will someone please explain why a private citizen should be able to , and perhaps use, armor piercing bullets?
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To discourage the manufacture, sale, and _use_ of *cheap* armor?
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I hope you are kidding! If you ban armor piecing bullets, it is just a hop skip and a jump to banning other gun related items. And then where would we be?
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Totaly in the unsafe region. You'd be absolutely screwed up if a moron came down on you with his tank and you unable to get him with you DU ammo firing gun...
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In a few years hence, discussing the banning for pointy knives, probably followed by pointy sticks, then various pieces of sports equipment that could cause blunt force trauma; say things like baseball bats or golf clubs.
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Wait till they ban rocks.
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CW wrote:

Ya know, Clint, every once in a while you say something that I agree with whole-heartedly. This is one of those times. This PC crap has to stop, hopefully before we're overrun by the barbarians.
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Man, if they do that, I'm in deep trouble, my house and property sit on nothing but rocks with a little bit of dirt in between them.
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CW wrote:

They will never ban rocks. Otherwise Parliament would have nothing to stuff their heads with to avoid that "hollow" sound when you thump them.
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Mark & Juanita wrote:

I'm more worried about my mechanics tools, 'specially the 3/4' and 1" drives. My turning tools come to mind. Wood splitting equipment, chainsaws, pry bars, and, oh yeah, the jawbones of asses.
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... and heaven knows there's no shortage of those.

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Mark & Juanita wrote:

My thoughts exactly.
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On Mon, 30 May 2005 13:32:19 -0700, Mark & Juanita

Don't you need a pointy knife to separate the jawbone from the ass?
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Lee DeRaud wrote:

With government officials, you generally use a crowbar.
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Lee DeRaud wrote:

Geez, I usually use my 45. Or I try not to vote for them. Neither seems to work too well though. %-(
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probably
Can I see that 3/4 foot drive??????? ('specially the 3/4' )
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BillyBob wrote:

I caught between an "Oops, my bad." and some joke about it being for private viewing only and not by people named BillyBob. %-)
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On Mon, 30 May 2005 10:24:18 -0700, the inscrutable Mark & Juanita

...followed by things which could strange you, such as all rope, wire, belts, bandanas, even long-sleeved pants! The horrors!
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