posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 07:30 PM
As I come from the UK and recently the government put forth a ban on samurai swords. As a practicing martial artist I was horrified, as one of the
item I need to practice a mental and psyhical dicipline is now out lawed as a couple of criminals could not get hold of firearms, again banned went
beserk. The disarmenment program is in full swing, just at a more advanced rate that the US. Was there any dissention in the UK to the banning of
martial arts swords, no not even a peep. Just a small statement on page 5 in one of the national newspapers
I feel that as the public feel that the only form of protest can only be non violent it is acceptable. The government in this country (the UK) feel
that is not good enough as you can not protest publicly without a permit and only in designated areas, and if you say something they do not agree with
you, you are on camera and recorded.
You guys are lucky in North America, you still have the right to bear arms still, we have bugger all apart from rudimentary defense and we fund the
military/police to have lethal/non lethal weapons which are greatly out of proportion to those the public has. Something Stinks.
[edit on 29-12-2007 by djaybeetoo]