Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hide Your Swords And Home-Made Ninja Weaponry

The Widget:

Court: Appeals Court
Judge: Vuono
Subject: Suppression of freaky ninja weapons
Tone: Slightly rushed
Importance: 3.2

In Commonwealth v. Bush, No. 06-P-323, the Appeals Court today affirmed a trial judge's decision not to suppress evidence obtained during a Brockton apartment police raid. The evidence in question: “crack cocaine and weapons, including a three and one-half foot sword, knives, homemade nunchucks, and mace[.]”

Sounds like a charming place to hang out where absolutely nothing illegal was going on. All just a big misunderstanding. The sword was so they could cut the gouda, you see.

Another issue: is the sword possession protected by the Second Amendment under an individual rights interpretation?

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