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Was or is possession of screwdriver illegal in the UK?

I stumbled on this article (may be NSFW or disturbing), which states about the defendant in a case from 2004: The court heard that [defendant] had [a previous conviction] for possession of a ...
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Can California deny concealed carry permit after the recent SCOTUS decision?

After the recent SCOTUS decision regarding concealed carry, can any state, in particular CA, deny a concealed weapon carry permit to its residents, who are not disqualified from gun ownership in any ...
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How are any gun restrictions constitutional?

The Second Amendment says (emphasis mine): A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. How are any ...
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Operationalizing the definition of "dating relationship" in federal US domestic violence law

I read in the New York Times that the US Congress is trying to fix the "Boyfriend loophole" in gun purchase restriction laws after domestic violence convictions. They note that individuals ...
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Was the Haitorei ever repealed?

In 1870, the first Sword Abolishment Edict (廃刀令, Haitōrei) banned farmers and merchants from impersonating samurai and wearing swords in public. In 1876, the second Sword Abolishment Edict followed, ...
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Would Anthony Huber be considered armed at any point?

Anthony Huber was carrying a skateboard when he encountered Kyle Rittenhouse. When Mr. Huber struck Mr. Rittenhouse with the skateboard, did the status of the skateboard change from simply an object ...
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May I bring weapons and/or defend myself when trespassing for a legal reason?

Let's say I have to trespass for a legal reason, e.g. a court order allows me to retrieve property. Am I allowed to defend myself while trespassing? Can I bring weapons or whatever is needed to defend ...
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Carrying pepper spray while hiking illegal in Japan?

I'm hiking a lot in Japan. Japan has, next to other animals, lots of black (everywhere) and brown bears (in the north). Needless to say, I'd like to protect myself. Pepper sprays have been proven to ...
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Carrying a knife in public in the UK

Is carrying a certain knife in the UK, more specifically England, allowed? And what type of knives do these have to be? e.g. blade length. Would carrying such knife be allowed if you do not have a ...
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Can I possess a locked unloaded handgun at a campsite in a county park in California?

I thought I found the answer in California Firearms Laws Summary : "Unless otherwise unlawful, any person over the age of 18 who is not prohibited from possessing firearms may have a loaded or ...
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Does pulling a gun in self defense still count as an assult?

I was speaking with a coworker who was using an example of pulling a loaded gun to drive away a mugger who as armed with a knife, with the mugger fleeing without shots being fired. He said the ...
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Is it illegal to carry an improvised pepper spray in the UK?

Civilian possession of pepper spray is banned in the UK, due to its use in self-defence. There are, of course, many household items that can have a similar purpose. While not nearly as effective, no ...
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Is a gun in the waistband with a tucked-in shirt concealed or open carry in Michigan?

I generally carry my gun concealed, inside the waistband with a shirt or jacket over it. If I were to tuck said shirt in, the grip will show. Is this now considered open carry, or does the whole gun ...
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Where do I find the list of weapons referenced in this Netherlands weapon law?

I am reading the wet wapens en munitie, which is the Dutch law concerning possession of weapons and ammunition. In this law there is frequent referrence to "bij regeling van Onze Minister ...
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If someone shoots you, whose property is the bullet?

This may sound crazy but it is inspired by What if a spacecraft lands on my property? The answer there seems to be that you don't acquire another's property just by it appearing in your domain. The ...
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Arizona law requires you to admit to carrying a firearm. Would that be admissible evidence?

This question describes an Arizona law which requires a person stopped by the police to answer honestly when asked if they have a concealed deadly weapon. Suppose that someone in Arizona is carrying ...
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Police officer killed by a rooster, during an illegal cock fight

A Philippine police lieutenant was killed by a rooster, when he tried breaking up an illegal cock fight that is linked to the spread of Covid-19. Would the owner of the rooster be criminally liable ...
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Possessing a 'shotzooka'

Billy lives in Texas. He loves weapons. Above all, he loves practice shooting with his shotgun, which he jokingly nicknamed shotzooka. One summer, Billy decides to innovate. He spends his days adding ...
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Can a minor possess an AR-15 rifle in Wisconsin?

This stems from the Kyle Rittenhouse discussion: Wisconsin prohibits possession of rifles by minors, but the same section seems to say that it only applies when the rifle is "short-barrel". ...
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In Austria, are Microwave Guns illegal?

A friend of mine got a new Microwave oven, and let me have his old one. As a hobbyist engineer, I'd of course love to use the magnetron within to build a small Microwave Gun, which for example to use ...
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Is there a knife, that can be legally carried in both NJ and NY?

I live in NJ, but work in NYC, and would like to find a knife, that can be legally carried in both locales. NYC seems to ban all folding knives, while allowing any fixed-blades under 4" long. NJ ...
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Laws on buying rifles in Turkey?

Are there any laws regarding the prohibition of selling rifles in Turkey? I have been going through the sites of various arms-dealers and all I can find is hunting-rifles, which take shells. What I am ...
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What weapons can I legally carry for self-defence in New York City?

I've been on the receiving end of racist verbal attacks regarding COVID-19. I've already reported this to the police; they advise me not to engage with the offenders. However, I suspect that things ...
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Removeing critical parts considered safe storage of a gun? "RCW 9.41.360: Unsafe storage of a firearm."

I wish to store my AR-15 with the BCG (bolt carrier group) removed, rather than use a lock. I prefer this because it's easy to do, easy to undo, and more aesthetically pleasing than the cable lock I ...
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Is it legal (and sensible) to point rifles and guns at people randomly as they do in many movies?

Even when you are in your remotely located house, and somebody knocks on the door, and you bring your rifle or gun to the door, open the door and point it at the visitor, asking them to tell you why ...
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Conceal Carry in NYC?

Due to the spate of antisemitic attacks in our neighborhood, I've been considering getting a conceal carry to go to and from work. I hear it's not easy to obtain a conceal carry in NYC. Any clue as ...
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Is it legal to OWN a machete in New Jersey? (Decor purposes only)

I bought a machete online about 2 hours ago because I thought it looked cool and I figured it would be nice to display it on my wall. I have no intentions to carry it, use it for illegal purposes, or ...
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Legal to walk around with a wooden rod in Alabama?

I am a very poor skateboarder, and would like to use a shovel handle as a "dry-land gondola paddle" to make navigation easier. Could such a thing be considered a weapon if I were to go about in public ...
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Did New Zealand just ban all semi-automatic rifles?

I'm asking this question because different sources say different things. The news media I've seen, visual, audio and text keep on running stories claiming that New Zealand has now banned semi-...
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Can adult citizens carry knives in a school zone in NH

My understanding is that there is no federal legal distinction between concealed and open carry of knives. Also, NH doesn't prohibit the carry of knives for most people. Some felons are prohibited. ...
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Who in NH can legally bear weapons near school?

Can any citizen of NH legally carry any knife, gun (black powder or modern) or any weapon on a sidewalk next to a any school in NH? I know on duty police officers can carry weapons, and there are ...
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I committed a crime against the Weapons Act in Germany - Can I travel there?

I bought a butterfly knife in Poland (where it is legal) and had an overnight stop in Germany. I checked my bags out from the airport that night, then checked them back in the morning. The knife was ...
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Is it legal to import a whip to England for use as decoration?

I would like to know if it is legal to import a whip to England, for use as decoration. According to a UK Government Webpage Offensive weapons which are designed to kill or inflict serious injury ...
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Self Defense- Lethal Force- Taser & Knife Vs. Fire Arm

I was thinking of buying a taser for self defense. However, if someone were trying to attack me such as pulling a gun out on me, I fear a taser will just leave a criminal pissed off and still wanting ...
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What responsibility do I have when exporting knives to other country?

Suppose I'm an online shop owner who sells knives, but I don't have the means to learn the law of other countries. Now suppose someone buys a knife from me, but the type of knife is illegal to own ...
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Is it a felony for a teen to design a knife and put into production?

So just curious that is it legal for the following situation. So a teen design a new knife opening mechanism and hand it to an adult who's running a factory. The adult thinks it's interesting so he ...
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Is there any specific law outlawing private nuclear weapons?

I am not asking about any indirect or circumstantial restriction. Is there any law in any country preventing me from owning a nuclear weapon there? Is it a plutonium license or something specific to ...
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Where Can I Find Weapon Definitions as Refereed To In NY Penal Code?

In NY penal code section 265.01 it states: A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree when: (1) He or she possesses any firearm, electronic dart gun, ...
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Is it illegal to carry a foam baseball bat as a prop on Halloween in the UK?

I am thinking of doing a 'Jacket' from Hotline Miami cosplay/dress up perhaps for Halloween or a convention. I am trying to think about props, but I am worried about the laws against having anything ...
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3D Printing a gun prototype

For example, lets say I was starting up a gun company. I drew up and planned my perfect pistol, and now I need to build it to test it out and see what to fix. I use a 3D printer to create metal gun ...
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Use deadly force while under the influence?

I recently completed a CPL/CCW class in Michigan and had a random thought. I understand it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, but what are the ramifications if ...
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Legal Right to Own Nukes

As per the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution one has to wonder if there are any restrictions with regard to the type (or destructiveness) of arm you shall bear. If someone could ...
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Can a student carry a knife at school?

Can a student bring a 3.5in knife to school?
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Is it legal for civilians to pull (point) guns on each other?

This answer from a guy who often has to visit private properties in the rural US has made me wonder what, if any, offence a regular civilian (not a policeman etc.) commits by pulling (that is pointing)...
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Self defence with an illegal weapon

First off I’d like to say this is just a hypothetical question that I thought of today. This following scenario is to be taking place in Canada. Let’s say a guy is at his house on his private ...
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Legal Baltimore Knives

I recently moved to the Downtown Baltimore, Maryland area and as you may know it's an extremely high crime area that has a lot of homicides. As a result I've been trying to find ways I can defend ...
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Does pointing a gun at someone constitute attempted murder?

Is pointing a gun at someone tantamount to attempted murder in Kenya? If not, what would it most likely be?
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Is it legal to carry any kind of weapon in the UK?

Concealed or otherwise is it legal for a private citizen to carry any kind of weapon for self defence purposes in the UK?
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What prevents tourists visiting the U.S. from buying firearms?

Imagine an ordinary foreigner, arrived with a simple tourist visa into the US. In the U.S., there is no personal identification document. Most of the U.S. people doesn't have a passport. What ...
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Would it be illegal to sell a drone defense system to a nation under an arms embargo?

Will it be illegal to sell anti-drone systems to any nation like Gaza? Because it's not a weapon system, it's more like a defensive technology. Would it still violate an arms embargo?