NY's 1974 ban on nunchaku just deemed unconstitutional


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/12/18/nys-1974-ban-on-nunchuku-jus.html


#2

So will you now be able to purchase a tank that shoots nunchukus at Walmart or will you need a special permit for that?


#3

Dirtbag cousins in NY rejoice in their newfound freedom to demonstrate their elite martial arts skills in public (and maybe make mad Jacksonz from it).


#4

here in the UK they were already illegal so they had to ban depicting them. Can’t find it now but there was a censored version of the Enter the Dragon poster where he looked like he was holding a baguette


#5

“Shafan ha Lavan” is Hebrew for white rabbit


#6

Haven’t people moved on to butterfly knives for their showy self-harm needs?


#7

Is there no NNA?
(National Nunchuku Association)


#8

They are and have always been legal to own in the UK, though they are considered offensive weapons so carrying them in public is a crime. There is a long list of ‘‘ninja weapons’’ whose manufacture, sale and importation (but not possession) are banned under the Criminal Justice Act 1988, but nunchaku aren’t on it.


#9


The NRA supported this lawsuit for some reason…


#10

Do the same aruments apply to any (historically styled) knife or sword as well?


#11

No, because the judge is a moron and this ruling will be overturned. The Second Amendment does not cover sticks, even fancy articulated ones, even if you can whoosh them around like a boss.


#12

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#13

First time you wack yourself on the elbow with one you’ll realise you shouldn’t have bought one.


#14

Therapeutical use of nunchaku intrigues me. Who is the patient, the one whirling them around or the one getting them on the ribs, nose, head…


#15

Three words. Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable.


#16

I’d make the argument that the Second Amendment doesn’t cover personal ownership of sticks for non-militia purposes, but the Big Robes have already ruled on that one.

Do you have a legal justification for (purpose-built weapon) sticks not being covered by the 2A? (Not being a troll, genuinely curious if there’s a legal aspect to “arms” that escapes me.)


#17

She doesn’t know the fundamental rule of the second amendment:

Weapon used by white people to kill scores of minorities in movies = constitutional right

Weapon used by minorities to beat up white people in movies = illegal terrorist implement


#18

NunchAku.NunchUcks.

Sorry.


#19

Same person (usually) :wink:


#21

“Original intent of the framers of the constitution” is a pretty elastic concept.