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(Kansas.com)   For what it's worth, switchblades are about to be legalized in Kansas. Abortion, Sunday liquor sales, medical marijuana and the study of evolution still waiting   (kansas.com) divider line 86
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2013-04-05 11:43:35 AM
This is good news for both Puerto Ricans in Kansas.
 
2013-04-05 12:12:58 PM
Supporters of legalizing switchblades say they can be useful for emergency workers, farmers and others who might need to open a knife with one hand while holding something with the other.

My assisted-opening knife works fine with one hand.
 
2013-04-05 12:49:36 PM
Hey, I'll have you know that we finally have Sunday liquor sales now, thank-you-very-much!
 
2013-04-05 12:51:26 PM
"Sharpened throwing stars were also being considered for legalization but removed at the last minute by a House-Senate conference committee."

but ninjas are the only ones that use those...i dont know whether to feel safe or not
 
2013-04-05 12:53:05 PM
Actually, I heard on the news that they just reopened an abortion clinic at Tiller's old office in Witchita.
 
2013-04-05 12:53:24 PM
35 year old collection here.  fark em.
 
2013-04-05 12:53:34 PM

kbronsito: This is good news for both Puerto Ricans in Kansas.


They're Mexicans around here. I mean, the average Kansas resident wouldn't know the difference (most people in the middle of the country wouldn't, to be fair), but still.
 
2013-04-05 12:53:39 PM
Many years ago when crossing the US border back from Tijuana, they asked me one question: Do you have any switchblades?
 
2013-04-05 12:53:51 PM

kbronsito: This is good news for both Puerto Ricans in Kansas.


Now they can finish their highlander type duel...

There can be only Juan!
 
2013-04-05 12:53:57 PM
Makes sense to me - as far as I can tell, anti-switchblade laws were one of those useless tough-on-crime crypto-racist knee-jerk legal waves that swept the country in the 80s.
 
2013-04-05 12:55:26 PM
Damn! When I smoked way back when, it was 20 years if you were caught with a couple of seeds.
 
2013-04-05 12:55:49 PM
Murder on, my wayward son.
 
2013-04-05 12:55:54 PM
Man, it would have been nice if I could have brought my spring-assisted knife back from Afghanistan...
 
2013-04-05 12:56:13 PM
Ops... wrong thread.
 
2013-04-05 12:56:28 PM

GT_Frog: Damn! When I smoked way back when, it was 20 years if you were caught with a couple of seeds.


This is the switchblade thread.
 
2013-04-05 12:56:37 PM
Yes, because for the GOP scum who roam our country, freedom is for arming yourself with a lethal weapon, NOT about how you think and what you do with your own body.
 
2013-04-05 12:57:13 PM
Switch blades for what? a club...

Just for fun GIS witchblades - str8 boys and lezy will like what they find
 
2013-04-05 12:58:20 PM

haterade: "Sharpened throwing stars were also being considered for legalization but removed at the last minute by a House-Senate conference committee."


content7.flixster.com

There were obviously some complaints from animal rights groups.
 
2013-04-05 12:59:25 PM
I wonder if FARK will ever add a delete comment (within 20 seconds of post) button...

Banana.
 
2013-04-05 01:00:41 PM

haterade: "Sharpened throwing stars were also being considered for legalization but removed at the last minute by a House-Senate conference committee."

but ninjas are the only ones that use those...i dont know whether to feel safe or not


Are throwing stars still a thing?  I mean...I remember them being sold at kiosks in the mall in the 1980's, but that was 30 years ago.
 
2013-04-05 01:02:07 PM
Years ago, my brother won a stiletto at a Catholic school carnival in Kansas City. He was probably 12 atthe time. Once, I accidentally flew with it. Pre 9/11 of course.
 
2013-04-05 01:03:16 PM
I really dont get why switchblades are illegal in the first place.Here in Nebraska you can have one no longer than 3.25 inches and ive shopped around for one just for the hell of it.In this country we long ago stopped bringing a knife to a gunfight and its gotten to the point where you dont bring a low capacity gun to a gunfight.
 
2013-04-05 01:06:13 PM

GT_Frog: I wonder if FARK will ever add a delete comment (within 20 seconds of post) button...

Banana.


That would require Drew to reallocate a fraction of his beer money into improving the site.
 
2013-04-05 01:07:00 PM
good wholesome conservative Kansans must be able to arm themselves with any appropriate weaponry in order to prevent violent attacks (on their god-given conservative beliefs) from dirty hippies and libruhls who believe in evolution and have diplomas and degrees and such.
 
2013-04-05 01:08:55 PM

haterade: "Sharpened throwing stars were also being considered for legalization but removed at the last minute by a House-Senate conference committee."

but ninjas are the only ones that use those...i dont know whether to feel safe or not


Kansas is so flat you would see the ninjas coming from miles away.
 
2013-04-05 01:10:29 PM

rkiller1: GT_Frog: I wonder if FARK will ever add a delete comment (within 20 seconds of post) button...

Banana.

That would require Drew to reallocate a fraction of his beer money into improving the site.


www.humanismandculture.com

Why, whatever would compel you to suggest such a course of action, citizen?
 
2013-04-05 01:11:36 PM
You can buy gallons of poison at any time. CHAINSAWS, swords, knives, guns, 9 inch angle grinders, no questions asked.

The most effective medicine man has devised? You are required to find a doctor every 6 months that is willing to dispense to you for an additional and significant fee over and above its cost.
Poison no questions asked.

The governmemt's primary purpose is to help rent seekers obtain more money for less work through regulation.
 
2013-04-05 01:12:10 PM

neversubmit: Switch blades for what? a club...

Just for fun GIS witchblades - str8 boys and lezy will like what they find


You JUST found out about Witchblade? Hoo boy, have you been missing out...

/really don't like the post-Artifacts stuff
 
2013-04-05 01:14:06 PM
I guess the citizens need to assure that they will still be armed when Obama takes away their guns.

After all, switchblades are mainly a deterrence weapon. There are few things more intimidating than the "snick" of a blade erecting into locked position.
 
2013-04-05 01:16:08 PM

SuddenlySamhain: I really dont get why switchblades are illegal in the first place.Here in Nebraska you can have one no longer than 3.25 inches and ive shopped around for one just for the hell of it.In this country we long ago stopped bringing a knife to a gunfight and its gotten to the point where you dont bring a low capacity gun to a gunfight.


Yeah, I never quite got that one myself.  It's just a knife, I don't understand how making it a bit easier to open is a problem.

I mean, I'd carry one if it were legal.  I carry a thumb-opening locking knife now, and I use it almost every day.  The spring opening would just be a bit quicker.  A pocketknife isn't really much of a weapon, it's just a tool.
 
2013-04-05 01:17:39 PM
Shrinkwrap: Kansas is so flat you would see the ninjas coming from miles away.

Well, you're wrong about that! They're ninjas! Pop quiz: How many ninjas are in this picture. I bet you can't spot them all!

www.kcfb.info
 
2013-04-05 01:18:09 PM
So wait, my 30 seconds of googling as to why they were illegal in the first place seems to have turned up "Because West Side Story was scary" as the answer.

...Seriously?
 
2013-04-05 01:24:42 PM

snake_beater: neversubmit: Switch blades for what? a club...

Just for fun GIS witchblades - str8 boys and lezy will like what they find

You JUST found out about Witchblade? Hoo boy, have you been missing out...

/really don't like the post-Artifacts stuff


I saw a movie a looong time ago about it.
 
2013-04-05 01:27:09 PM

Sybarite: Supporters of legalizing switchblades say they can be useful for emergency workers, farmers and others who might need to open a knife with one hand while holding something with the other.

My assisted-opening knife works fine with one hand.




So does mine, but lets admit that "assisted opening" is just a switchblade made legal by the careful definition of "assisted".

These laws were faulty to begin with. Someone clutching their pearls at the thought of thieves using assault knives to murder people (but not objecting to the thieves or the murders, just the kind of knife).
So they banned everything and gang activity stopped and everyone was happy...
Except for all the law a icing citizens still being attacked, who couldn't own a handy knife because fark them.
 
2013-04-05 01:33:10 PM

HairBolus: After all, switchblades are mainly a deterrence weapon. There are few things more intimidating than the "snick" of a blade erecting into locked position.


One of those would be the "chunk-chunk" of a pump-action shotgun being readied.
 
2013-04-05 01:35:51 PM
The Socs and the Greasers are gonna have some awesome rumbles now.
 
2013-04-05 01:43:58 PM

SuddenlySamhain: I really dont get why switchblades are illegal in the first place.Here in Nebraska you can have one no longer than 3.25 inches and ive shopped around for one just for the hell of it.In this country we long ago stopped bringing a knife to a gunfight and its gotten to the point where you dont bring a low capacity gun to a gunfight.



Here in America we have a long tradition of periodically overreacting to exagerated threats based on half-baked, predjudicial fears. They were outlawed because many years ago they were associated in popular fiction with undesirable members of the underclass. So there was a wave of panic that swept the nation and hastily passed laws outlawing them were a fantastic opportunity for politicians to act as if they were being tough on crime without actually taking the time to think the issue through, find sensible reforms of existing systems, reduce poverty or make the hard choices and other difficult work involved in ACTUALLY reducing crime.

Sound familiar? Music censorship, prohibition, the war on drugs, obscenity laws, terrorism recently (and still) and lately mass gun shootings which are literally les common then being hit by lightning.... Our political leadership are always looking for opportunities to manipulate the public with irrational fear, and we get a lot of our stupidest laws like that.

So I'm glad they finally reversed course on automatic knives. it's about damn time, since the prohibition on them was idiotic to begin with. The Benchmade pocketknife I carry every day opens faster then an automatic anyway, so the law was farking pointless. Now they tehy could just come talk to MY state, that would be great...
 
2013-04-05 01:48:54 PM
Here in Tennessee, any knife that opens by means of "inertia or gravity" is a switchblade so pretty much any folder with a loose pin can get you arrested if the cop who searches you is having a bad day.
 
2013-04-05 01:49:53 PM

bim1154: 35 year old collection here.  fark em.


I have one that I think is pretty old, not sure where it's from.  Do you think you could ID it if you saw a picture?
 
2013-04-05 02:01:07 PM
Good, every state should. I have a few nice Italian auto knifes  in my collection, which is legal, but you can't carry them around, or even resell it. Not that I need to. It's just one of those stupid laws like banning 30 round mags.
 
2013-04-05 02:03:35 PM

SuddenlySamhain: I really dont get why switchblades are illegal in the first place.Here in Nebraska you can have one no longer than 3.25 inches and ive shopped around for one just for the hell of it.In this country we long ago stopped bringing a knife to a gunfight and its gotten to the point where you dont bring a low capacity gun to a gunfight.


As I understand it, the main rationale was that switchblades are too easy to conceal. It's the same reason that a lot of jurisdictions forbid sawed off shotguns.

I suspect that the real reason is that switchblades are associated with gangs in the popular imagination.
 
2013-04-05 02:09:40 PM

SuddenlySamhain: I really dont get why switchblades are illegal in the first place.Here in Nebraska you can have one no longer than 3.25 inches and ive shopped around for one just for the hell of it.In this country we long ago stopped bringing a knife to a gunfight and its gotten to the point where you dont bring a low capacity gun to a gunfight.


Switchblade laws, and anti-knife laws generally, date from the turn of the 20th century up through the 1950s and were passed as the result of bigotry against Italian and Eastern European immigrants.  Supposedly "those people" were all armed with switchblades and were itching to commit violent crimes, either getting into gang fights or mugging innocent WASPs.
 
2013-04-05 02:36:19 PM
Jeez the whole impetus for switch blades is knife fights.

Why not also legalize brass knuckles because you never know when you might need to punch out a car window to save a trapped child.

And while we are at it lets legalize shoe blades.

www.smashinglists.com4.bp.blogspot.com

Shoe blades are one of the best defenses against a group of pit-bulls that someone is keeping to protect themselves from guys with switch blades and brass knuckles.

Meth-heads in Kansas are going to get real scarey.
 
2013-04-05 02:38:32 PM

HairBolus: Meth-heads in Kansas are going to get real scarey.


How is a switch blade significantly more scary or dangerous than other currently legal types of knives?
 
2013-04-05 02:41:36 PM

HairBolus: Why not also legalize brass knuckles because you never know when you might need to punch out a car window to save a trapped child.


You can buy brass knuckles at every gun show in the country.  They are sold as paperweights or belt buckles.
 
2013-04-05 02:43:26 PM

DemDave: Sunday


And starting this year bars and restaurants can have happy hours and are not force to have the same drink special all day.  That is right, to curb over drinking, instead of having a good drink special from 4-6, the bar had to have that drink special all day long.

/the bars that did it right, had a few good days for drinking.
 
2013-04-05 02:54:04 PM

The Muthaship: bim1154: 35 year old collection here.  fark em.

I have one that I think is pretty old, not sure where it's from.  Do you think you could ID it if you saw a picture?


Send me a pic.
 
2013-04-05 03:02:11 PM

Scuttlebutt: /the bars that did it right, had a few good days for drinking.


The bars near me kept their good all-day specials ($2 any pint, all day long!). Then they got rid of their bad all-day specials and added good happy hours. Win-win.

There are still plenty of draconian local alcohol rules, though. Screw Johnson County and the fact that you have to do a certain amount of sales in food to get a liquor license. Sometimes you want to go to a proper dive bar instead of a bar & grill.
 
2013-04-05 03:04:12 PM

Enigmamf: Makes sense to me - as far as I can tell, anti-switchblade laws were one of those useless tough-on-crime crypto-racist knee-jerk legal waves that swept the country in the 80s.


Where I live, it's illegal to have a hatpin. Even if it's holding your hat on. Not making this up.
 
2013-04-05 03:05:49 PM

jdcgonzalez: Send me a pic


Ok.  I will have to take one.  How would you like me to send it?

I could try to post it in here later if you'd prefer.
 
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