When you look at the people who run the Financial Times and who their friends are, it’s hardly a surprise to see them run a flashy, breathless slideshow with the title “Ten Weapons You Won’t Believe Are Legal.” After all, the FT is affiliated with CNBC and the pathologically anti-weapon Washington Post.
I hate to give them the free traffic, but the whole slideshow is here. It’s not ROTFLMAO, but it’s good for at least a decent chuckle.
I doubt that the slideshow will help them move the ball forward on ‘Common Sense Chain Whip Control’ legislation, but it’s still hard to stomach their “OMG!” hyperbole and their stunned disbelief that weapons are actually legal. One would almost suspect that they’d never heard of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Or maybe they’re just plugging their ears, humming nanananana and pretending it doesn’t exist.
The Obscure Objects Of Their Ire include several edged or pointy weapons: Katanas, umbrella swords, crossbows, spearguns, and chain whips. (Along with flamethrowers, miniguns, cannon, nunchuks and RPGs.)
FT’s advisory committee includes the president of the Urban Institute, a former commissioner of the New Jersey Department Of Human Services, and two former members of the WaPo editorial staff. Given their leftist/statist resumes, I’d love to see them try to use any of their ‘Ten Weapons’ without slashing, stabbing, incinerating, shooting, or blowing themselves to bits.