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Old September 22, 2011, 01:51 AM   #26
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Ice picks and philips screwdrivers are extremely effective.
Better yet, duct tape a screwdriver to the side of one of those unstabby knives. That way you can penetrate and cut.

You also get the added bonus of being able to perform small repairs before and after you stab your victim.
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Old September 22, 2011, 10:16 AM   #27
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Let's just hope that no strangulation murders are committed in Boston.

Or pillow suffocations.

Or head butt murders.

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Old September 22, 2011, 10:18 AM   #28
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It should be interesting to see their response to automobile fatalities.
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Old September 23, 2011, 03:07 PM   #29
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Let's just hope that no strangulation murders are committed in Boston.
Yeah, but wait a sec, wasn't there that guy a few years back nicknamed the....oh, now I get it....

About as ironic as England banning stabby knives...

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Don't go givin' anyone ideas now, or all Bostonians(?) with have governors placed on their cars. Try makin' a beer run to the packie (sp?) with a car that won't go over 25
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Old September 23, 2011, 03:12 PM   #30
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It should be interesting to see their response to automobile fatalities.
I lived in southern New England for five years in the late 80s and early 90s. I said back then that Boston drivers needed some kind of extra special licensing...
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Old September 23, 2011, 03:27 PM   #31
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As long as they don't outlaw my air-powered exploding shoes in Boston, I feel safe.
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Old September 23, 2011, 09:21 PM   #32
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Anyone FROM Boston chime in yet?

I've lived in it or in sight of it for 40 years now

And this stuff is, to paraphrase the honorable Governor La Petomane, to protect some peoples' phoney baloney jobs. Harumph, harumph. Never mind the fact that this isn't being tough on crime, just give me a harumph.

As for driving in Boston, you mamby-pambies maybe just don't know how to deal with real live driving action. This is the big leagues
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Old September 23, 2011, 10:45 PM   #33
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As for driving in Boston, you mamby-pambies maybe just don't know how to deal with real live driving action. This is the big leagues.
Spoken like a man who's never driven in Atlanta, the magical town in which folks can type text messages at 90mph and turn signals are for sissies
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Old September 24, 2011, 07:58 AM   #34
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Never been to Jawgia. But I've also never heard of 'Atlanta Drivers', while the storied Boston Drivers seem to be revered throughout the land. And they seem to be not just willing but actively trying to kill you, depending on the time of day.

http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Drivers.../dp/0306813262

Don't worry though. I'm sure 'lanta is in the top 5
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Old September 24, 2011, 08:20 PM   #35
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Atlanta drivers are simply more likely to kill through absent-mindedness. I swear, if I had a big sharp knife, I'd...I'd...grrr....
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Old September 24, 2011, 08:27 PM   #36
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Having lived in Boston and near Atlanta, I'd say the roads (and particularly the signs) are much worse in Boston, but the drivers are (mostly) worse in Atlanta.

The exception would be rotaries/roundabouts. Boston/Massachusetts drivers can be a crazy mix there, since the laws on who has right of way changed to align with the rest of the area. Older drivers may try to force in from the right, instead of yielding to cars in the roundabouts. (The right-hand drivers having right-of-way used to give Massachusetts drivers a bad name in other New England states, where cars in the roundabouts had right-of-way.)

Neither Boston nor Atlanta drivers have anything on Miami and Fort Lauderdale drivers, though. 90mph while texting, during a Florida thunderstorm, on I-95...
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Old September 24, 2011, 09:44 PM   #37
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I have lived and/or been and/or driven in every state in the Union, except Hawaii, and yes, I have driven in Atlanta before the improved freeway through town, and after. I have also flown in and out of Boston's Airport, and driven on Boston City Streets.

I would much prefer driving in Atlanta...On top of that I can carry in Atlanta, and not in Boston.
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Old September 26, 2011, 09:15 AM   #38
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Back on topic - knives or closed.

See if you can.
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Old September 26, 2011, 09:39 AM   #39
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So I am guessing there will be some law forbidding my carry of a Buck 110 folder?
Or my Buck 119?

And that cute little round nose knife would do fine work as a stabber in the hands of the determined!

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Old September 26, 2011, 10:36 AM   #40
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Ok, I'll settle this. From now on, there can be nothing in the universe whch is sharp or pointy enough to penetrate human skin. Only sporks (from recycled plastic, of course) are permitted, for food processing, preparation, and consumption. This will have the beneficial effect of dramatically raising employment in the food manufacture and food service industries. Who could argue with this very reasonable measure?
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Old September 26, 2011, 02:49 PM   #41
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Just another way to tax the people.
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Old September 26, 2011, 02:51 PM   #42
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Kind of preaching to the choir here. What does the average Bostonian on the street think of this idea?
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Old September 26, 2011, 07:16 PM   #43
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OK, well, again, from 1999 to 2010 I was a subject, er...resident of Boston

And what do I think? I think the whole thing is summed up here:

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Politicians in Boston now believe that by restricting the sale of pocketknives, these stabbings will decrease.
That's a city-wide thing. Not state wide. Take a bus a few miles out of town to Dedham, or Norwood. Buy a pocketknife. Go back to Boston. The proposal isn't about carrying, it's about selling

Another political football to be driven forward in the name of votes, with the side-benefit that it will do nothing to deter the crimes in question, so come next election, we can get tough on crime...again!

It's a parallel to their concealed carry of firearms philosophy in a way. They likely won't let you get that license if you live in Boston. Records don't get cleaner than mine, I got a Class A with a no concealed carry restriction, just like 99% of the people. But a guy from Westwood can carry his concealed firearm into Boston 100% legally. So that deters crime and helps the law-abiding people...how?

Captain Quint can comment on the entire idea:

Anti-shark cage. You go inside the cage? Cage goes in the water? You go in the water? Shark's in the water. Our shark...Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, to you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again...

Now, also- which penny-ante news-source is this story from, again?
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Old September 26, 2011, 10:25 PM   #44
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Will there be a ban on drywall saws too?

I could open carry this in my tool belt!
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Old September 30, 2011, 01:08 PM   #45
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The only real effects of "knife registration" are to 1) make it appear (to those who don't actually think about it) that the govt is "doing something" about the problem. And 2) to provide both a source of income and expansion for the bureaucracy, and at the same time create a new class of criminal out of people carrying knives& tools the way they have for centuries.

We are NOT made safer by laws like this, only made into either criminals or a further revenue source for the govt, simply for doing what our ancestors have been doing since the discovery that a sharp edge was a useful thing.
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Old September 30, 2011, 05:34 PM   #46
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One of the many things that irritates me about laws like this is that it presupposes that that we, the citizens, will be "bad". We have to demonstrate our lack of "badness" before we can be trusted by our own government to do the right thing.

It makes me fear that government of the people, by the people and for the people is perishing from this earth.
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