Friday, December 09, 2005

Japanese swords to be banned

SAMURAI swords are to be banned after becoming the weapon of choice for gangsters.

Home Office Minister Hazel Blears told MPs this week she was "looking seriously" at outlawing the weapons.

So how's that going to work Hazel dear? We already have laws that preclude the wandering of our streets with naked blades. So what do you propose? Collectors remove their valuable artifacts into your keeping for full valuation and recompense?

I think not!

This is just daft law making, for headlining's sake.

Incidentally...I grew up in a very large house, which in its way was really quite scary in places. My parents had a deep freeze (which was a bit experimental in those days)... beside which resided Hari...

Hari lived in the basement at the foot of the stairs between the two basement flats opposite the deep freeze....

His name was Hari Kiri.

As children, Hari scared the bejesus out of me and my sister, but I can assure you that our Hari's moustache bristled considerably more shortly and impressively (in an RAF kind of way) than the image I have found. But he never struck a blow! Ever!

We no longer have Hari sadly - because my parents disposed of him (due to woodworm in his base) when we went to Australia a long time ago.

But he lives on in my memory. Some silly minister cannot erase him.

Gavin Corder's Blog: Cutting Edge News

Category: Violent Crime Reduction Bill_


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Mon Jun 11, 08:15:00 AM GMT+1  

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