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Posted: 12/31/2003 4:38:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 4:47:20 AM EST by Tactical_Jew]
From the state of Ma.:

Slingshot on Banned Weapons List
If you bought your kid a "Supremo Slingshot" for the holidays, get it and bring it back to the store for a refund. That's the advice from Attorney General Tom Reilly, who says the dangerous slingshot is one of several weapons covered under the state's prohibited weapons law. The slingshot cannot be sold in the state, and neither can brass knuckles, throwing stars, sword canes and switchblade knives. The "Toys 'R' Us" national chain agreed to make full refunds for the slingshots after being contacted by state authorities. The toy retailer is also removing the slingshot from its shelves and website.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:40:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 4:55:52 AM EST by fight4yourrights]
Massachusetts [s]CALIFORNIA[/s] is a Great State.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:46:24 AM EST

Sheer madness.. This will force the black market into action. You know, where people will be cutting forked branches from trees and cutting up old inner-tubes and making unregistered slingshots..Stat now and ban trees, for the children... fullclip

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:46:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
California is a Great State.
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This is in Ma.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:48:08 AM EST
You have GOT to be fucking kidding me.

I'm speechless...
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:49:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:53:44 AM EST
Whats next? Squirt guns? Puss!e state, get in line right behind Kalifornia.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:55:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
California is a Great State.
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This is in Ma.
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Okay, Massachussetts is a Great State as well.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:06:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:31:23 AM EST
BATFES - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives, and Slingshots. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:38:00 AM EST
Actually aren't squirt guns that "look" like "real" guns already banned in some states?  This crap really needs to stop....[pissed]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:35:11 AM EST
Sling shots have been banned in MA for a long time, as have BB guns for kids under 16(?) unless they have an adult present, and BTW, crossbows are illegal too- unless one is a handicapped hunter.

Don't ask me why. Logic is not a part of the lawmaking culture in MA. Pandering to scared, ill-informed, whiny suburbanites is, however.

If I weren't from here, I wouldn't be here.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:14:18 AM EST
Keep in mind, Massachusetts is run by republicans... Thank God for that!!! [rolleyes]

Vote Tweedely-dee!!!  [snoopy]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:59:35 AM EST
And they keep electing Ted Kennedy.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:19:50 PM EST
The WMD in question:
Price: $4.99

Manufacturer or Distributor:
Prime Time Toys Ltd., Hong Kong

Purchased: Toys R Us

Age Recommendation: "Ages 8+"

Warnings: "Never Aim Balls at Another Person's Face or an Animal. Do Not Shoot Anything Other Than the Balls Provided. Play in a Wide Open Area."


W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This slingshot is capable of forcefully firing the balls with which it is sold, which themselves have the potential to cause serious eye injuries. The manufacturer claims that this weapon "can only launch foam balls", yet it also cautions: "Do Not Shoot Anything Other Than the Balls Provided". It is illegal for slingshots to be sold in Massachusetts1. In fact, as recently as December, 2000, as the result of WATCH's efforts and alert to the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Toys R Us took steps to "prevent the sale" of slingshots by its stores. Unfortunately, this retailer has not learned its lesson. Toy manufacturers and buyers should be aware of and abide by the laws which specifically prohibit the sale of such items. Other states, such as California, Florida and Illinois have similar statutes, and at least 13 other states proscribe the use, possession and/or sale of such dangerous weaponry.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:38:53 PM EST

We have all joked about it at one time or another but, can the ban on "ROCKS" really be that far away! [BD]

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:42:35 PM EST

I wonder when the ordinary masses will finally wake up and collectively scream bloody murder and demand this shit stop.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:54:30 PM EST
What ever..........I guess my kid will now be a fellon......golly gee....let me get right on turning him in to the "sling shot police" Mr dumbshit buracrat. Regulation by socialistic values.  
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:56:34 PM EST
What a bunch of poooseees!

I'd feel sorry for them but any group of people that would vote for Ted Kennedy over and over deserves everything they get.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:57:37 PM EST
Pea shooters are next. Then straws.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:09:07 PM EST
How is MA going to ban Martial Arts.  Are they going to cut your arms and legs off?[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:35:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 3:37:14 PM EST by ED_P]
I heard recently that blowdarts are illegal in Mass and Ca. as well.  Glad I moved!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:38:14 PM EST
what about a biblical/dungeons and dragons type sling? are they banned too?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:16:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 4:16:49 PM EST by Aimless]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:57:04 PM EST
Welcome to my world.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:20:58 PM EST
When are we going to take our own country back from the forces of shithead, anyway?

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