When and where is a decorative sword stuffed in your shorts considered a weapon? Never in Saskatchewan anyway.
A Canadian Appeals judge has held that reasonable doubt existed when a man who bought a decorative sword from a friend and stuffed in his shorts to take it home because he didn’t have a bag or backpack to put it in.
Teran Laplante was charged with carrying a concealed weapon when someone complained to police that he saw him with a black handled sword in a sheath in his shorts.
The Appellate Judge held that the decorative sword that the man had in his shorts didn’t fit the definition of a weapon in the applicable criminal code. The man was previously found not guilty of the crime, but the prosecutors appealed to this higher court. The Judge said that the prosecutors failed to prove the sword was designed to cause harm.
Utah is on the verge of naming the M1911 Colt Semiautomatic Pistol as the official firearm of Utah.
The Utah Senate is awaiting is awaiting passage of this measure by the House after an Amendment was added to the Bill that clarifies that the Legislature does not condone the use of the gun by criminals or to harm people.
This magnificent handgun was one of many innovative designs of Ogden Gunsmith, John Moses Browning. Older vets swear by the stopping power of the 1911, The Browning Automatic Rifle, the M1919 .30 caliber machinegun, the Browning M1917A1 .30-cal. water-cooled machine gun, with which Marine hero John Basilone used in the South Pacific to win his Medal of Honor, and The Browning 9mm.
There were countless other firearms innovations created by this genius. The M2 .50 caliber has been a workhorse with the U.S. Military for years and still strikes fear in those on the wrong end of it. German and Japanese pilots who survived can attest to the power of the .50 caliber armor piercing incendiary tracer (APIT) round fired by as many as six or more machineguns at them at once by U.S. fighter planes, and the many more used by B 17, B 24, B 25, and other bomber crews. And, of course, the BMG .50 caliber round has been the backbone of the Barrett rifle line.
Utah is the first state to name an official state firearm, and anti gunners are apoplectic, at the least.
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