Weapons amnesties are about the dumbest, ineffectual, worthless political theater in existence, yet authorities worldwide insist on the great photo ops they provide. They do this by fetishizing the tools of violence, gaining acquiescence from the law-abiding elements of society, and doing nothing about the people who are perpetrating violence on said law-abiding people. It is a garbage system that does nothing to actually alleviate crime, but allows politicians and police to pat themselves on the back for “doing something” about violence.
They do sometimes yield some interesting finds however.
A lethal Klingon war sword was among items handed in to police as part of a weapons amnesty .
The distinct looking five-foot blade, known as a bat’leth, comprises of four blades and is designed for use by Klingons from the Star Trek universe.
The sci-fi blade, which has two spike protrusions at each end, has three handholds on the back so the blade can be spun at high speeds.
A crossbow, wartime handguns and rifles were also handed in to police on Guernsey as part of the amnesty.
Apparently these dangerous weapons need to be banned. They are a menace to society.
Not everyone agrees. Others see the Bat’leth as a piece of useless garbage.
You can see one being made here and decide for yourself.
I personally am in the Bat’leth as garbage camp.