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Jedi denounce UK sabre ban plan

By RobotGod     Mar 6, 2007 in World
The UK's Jedi community today expressed concerns that government plans to ban Samurai swords could hinder their freedom to wield lightsabres in public.
The UK's Home Office today issued a consultation paper ahead of legislation intended to ban Samurai blades by the end of the year. In a bid to "protect the public", replica Samurai swords will become illegal to import, sell and hire in Britain.
Breaching the new rules could mean six months in prison, and a £5,000 fine. Anyone carrying such a weapon in public could faces up to four years in prison, the consultation paper suggests.
They said that genuine samurai swords would be fine. Also a few other martial arts weapons would not be banned. What they are saying is that the cheaper samurai swords are the ones that are being used in crimes, not the real and collectible kind.
That is at the heart of the debate. The fact that it is "replicas" that they are banning. And since no one has built a REAL light sabre. They are all replicas, made of plastic etc. The jedi fear that this will lead to other bans of more imitation weapons.
Personally I would just use the jedi mind trick on them and make them forget. It does seem like a very stupid ban. If anything, the real weapons are far more dangerous.
Luke and Obi Wan could not be reached for comment.
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