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Originally posted by type0civ
I dont feel sorry for you at all. The same free wheelin', if it feels good do it, liberal thinking that enacted your precious "medical pot smoking' law" that you know so much about, also outlawed the brass knuckles. It was probably attached to the dope law you voted for. It's your own damn fault.
Originally posted by tweakedvisions
i can walk down the street with a viking battle ax or a rifle on my back, but if i have brass knuckles or nunchucks or even some pocket change in my sock, i get locked up and marked a felon.
Originally posted by clintdelicious
reply to post by CholmondleyWarner
Are you kidding? Here in the UK police and laws are much more lax. Many many people who get nicked for knife crime, sometimes even using it on a person don't even goto prison!
Btw i'd like to point out relating to my last post that when I was arrested for the same thing I accepted that I was breaking the law. Even if you dont ever use it as a weapon only on your belt the fact is its made to be used as a weapon if its the size of your hand. Luckily here in the UK with the lax laws I got a mere caution. I also had it in my pocket following an incident where I was attacked, the police were very hostile to me however I didnt even recieve a criminal record!
Originally posted by Turkenstein
Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
The people in this thread miss the point entirely...the point is that you can be arrested, put in prison, be fined and have you're life seriously ruined for truly insane reasons. I say "time to riot" not because this man was a lone arrest, but because we have allowed lawmakers to create a private prison country where you are criminalized for the most mundane things like "possession"...having a court date or winning a trial does nothing to change the law on the books. Even cases taken to the supreme court do little to untangle the web which comprises the system built to ensnare people. This whole "suck it up" is garbage meant to keep the peace and keep the machine running and I won't shut up about it or be drawn into false arguments...The cop was doing his job, but it is YOU'RE job to exercise you're liberty, refuse to comply and change things for the better. You either have freedom or you don't and no matter how you slice it, there is a giant deficit.edit on 22-2-2011 by SmokeandShadow because: (no reason given)
You are delusional. You have a right to live safe without some a-hole clobbering you with a set of brass belt buckle knuckles. It also sounds like anyones arguement that doesn't agree with yours is "false." That kind of mindset is exactly what you are asking to revolt against. These laws are meant to protect us from the people with bad intentions. If everyone refused to comply, it would be chaos and no one would be safe and buisness would be impossible, then comes the cry for protection and laws will be made. What machine are you refering to? Only people with bad intentions would feel like they are in a prison in reference to our laws. What is it, exactly, that you feel you are restrained from doing by the "machine." We are the machine, shed you ignorance and make a change by actions not by contemp and instigation.