but theyyy do.
I found this government-recommended assault weapon at the
gun shop office-supply shop, no paperwork, no background check, and no. serial. number. Of course, payin’ cash means no questions and no paper trail. This nasty kind of edged weapon is designed to sever by applying almost surgical shearing stress, but it is used by criminals in a more brutal, thrusting, stabbing, and piercing manner (a particularly nasty, painful, and slow death by exsanguination).
The salesgirl explained that the cable tie was provided as a safety provision. I don’t know how they can get away with calling that a “safety.” It is effective for only one use; and it requires another edged weapon to enable this weapon, so it is difficult to quickly enable the weapon’s primary function. This leaves the user two options: (1) in an emergency, to apply the brutal criminal method mentioned earlier or (2) to leave this deadly weapon lying around in an unsafed condition.
Another concern relates to ease of availability to children who should only have access to rounded-tip scissors (erroneously referred to as “roundie-ended” by reporters and legislators not familiar with scissors culture). Note also the total lack of a speed-regulating device. I mean, fercyinoutloud, children can actually run with these things.
The term “assault weapon” applies, because it has cosmetic similarities with military weapons like bayonets, lances, swords, and the like. It can also be used repeatedly, as fast as the user can go, and without limit. You can kill a lot of people with this thing.
The government actually wants civilians to have general access to these things? The mind boggles.
Besides, you’ll stab your eye out.