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Old 25.05.2018, 14:59
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I used to carry a switchblade around CH and the EU, until they made them illegal 20 or so years ago.

Still have them at home.

They were great for camping as a portable chef's knife!

Tom
Many moons ago, I was stopped coming through Bristol Airport security as I'd accidentally left my lockable-bladed Victorinox in the bottom of a rucksack. They had to call over the airport police. The officer was very polite and said he would either have to destroy it or I should put it in special security bag to go in the hold, I chose the latter as it has been a gift from MrsG. He also said that if I'd been found with this knife on my person in the UK, I'd have been arrested.
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Old 25.05.2018, 15:20
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I'm glad that we live in a civilized country where guns and knives are permitted.

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Old 25.05.2018, 18:31
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I used to carry a switchblade around CH and the EU, until they made them illegal 20 or so years ago.

Still have them at home.

They were great for camping as a portable chef's knife!

Tom
I used to have a switch comb, it looked like a knife, but when you switched it open you could pull a smooth comb over look! I used to buy Opinel lock knives from france and give them to friends, then the law changed regarding 6cm blades. I don't think any of my friends were the shanking sort. I do have a good friend who was knifed and nearly killed in the 90s by a random psycho on a London street at 3am after coming out of a club. He is OK now by the way.
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Old 25.05.2018, 18:40
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I used to have a switch comb, it looked like a knife, but when you switched it open you could pull a smooth comb over look!
Sekundar School class mate had such a comb. At this particular school also primary school pupils were around. On saw the thing, misinterpreted it, told parents, parent told police, police came to class in the afternoon lessons, this being Switzerland they had a short chat with the class mate. End of story.
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Old 25.05.2018, 19:28
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He also said that if I'd been found with this knife on my person in the UK, I'd have been arrested.
I handed my switchblade in to the police in the UK last week, not realising that as there wasn't an amnesty on at the moment, I could have landed myself in the poop. After explaining that I'd owned the knife for over 30yrs, and that in the last two decades it had only been used for peeling potatoes, they gave me a little lecture about it being "highly illegal" and let me just sign a note giving permission for it to be destroyed.
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Old 25.05.2018, 19:42
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I handed my switchblade in to the police in the UK last week, not realising that as there wasn't an amnesty on at the moment, I could have landed myself in the poop. After explaining that I'd owned the knife for over 30yrs, and that in the last two decades it had only been used for peeling potatoes, they gave me a little lecture about it being "highly illegal" and let me just sign a note giving permission for it to be destroyed.
And now it's "Gschwelti" for the rest of you life.
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Old 26.05.2018, 00:20
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And now it's "Gschwelti" for the rest of you life.
Hahahah made my Day
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Old 29.05.2018, 16:51
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Liège, Belgium
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Four people, including the gunman, have been killed in a shooting in the Walloon city of Liège. An armed man shot dead two police officers and a motorist that was driving by before taking a woman hostage. The Federal Judicial Authorities have opened a terrorism investigation as the gunman was reported to have shouted "allahu akbar" before the killings.
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.en...News/1.3204864
http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.en...ews/1.3204891#
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44289404
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Old 29.05.2018, 16:54
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And the attacker was "neutralised". Another way to say killed. This society gets more and more sterile.
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Old 29.05.2018, 17:05
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And the attacker was "neutralised". Another way to say killed. This society gets more and more sterile.
Yep, attackers get neutralised, rescuers get naturalized.

And then there is me who always struggles with the two words (but am kindly pointed to it by pm, thank God )
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Old 29.05.2018, 17:06
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Yep, attackers get neutralised, rescuers get naturalized.

And then there is me who always struggles with the two words (but am kindly pointed to it by pm, thank God )
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Old 17.06.2018, 18:38
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20 injured, some critically when two gunmen opened fire at an arts festival in New Jersey.

https://www.bbc.com/news/44513457
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Old 19.06.2018, 10:57
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XXXTentacion, controversial rapper, shot dead in Florida aged 20

" Tributes quickly poured in on social media, including from music star Kanye West. "I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here.. thank you for existing," he posted on Twitter."


Such a sad day for society in general. He'll be sorely missed.

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Old 19.06.2018, 11:17
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Such a sad day for society in general. He'll be sorely missed.

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Clearly he was racially profiled, and was in fact innocent!

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Old 19.06.2018, 11:57
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Walmart shopper shoots dead carjacking gunman
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Old 19.06.2018, 11:59
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Three dead in Malmo, Sweden.
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Old 19.06.2018, 13:35
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Good news from your link, as we know many will not read it
While deadly violence has risen in the Malmo area in recent years, the number of lethal attacks almost halved last year, falling from 30 to 17.
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Old 19.06.2018, 14:24
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Good news from your link, as we know many will not read it
While deadly violence has risen in the Malmo area in recent years, the number of lethal attacks almost halved last year, falling from 30 to 17.
You think the link posted by 22yards are good news, Marton?

Wow. I mean I get the half full philosophy but you're pushing the limits here...lol.
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Old 19.06.2018, 15:21
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You think the link posted by 22yards are good news, Marton?

Wow. I mean I get the half full philosophy but you're pushing the limits here...lol.
Good news! America's President is not a homicidal maniac and has never been diagnosed with any form of dementia!
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Old 19.06.2018, 16:27
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Good news! America's President is not a homicidal maniac and has never been diagnosed with any form of dementia!
Yeah, but he owns guns, great guns of course, isn't it? Just to stay on topic.
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