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“Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
by Tenche Cox

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a thousand blind monkeys could do better

This keychain tool kit that I forgot was still attached to my carabiner was deemed unacceptable for me to have on my person by the Nashville branch of the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters due to its 1.375" knife, and was therefore confiscated from me at the security checkpoint for the airport (sorry, Weer’d).

However, at both Nashville and SeaTac airports, this solid stainless steel pen (that could never hurt/kill anyone) was allowed through without […]

well, something is going to break

I pretty much love County Comm Stainless Steel Embassy Elite Pen (you can procure an updated version here or a titanium version here) – it would unquestionably harm someone if used as a kubotan, but it is not pointy, sharp, or in any way obvious, and thus I have been able to take it onto aircraft without so much as even a "by your leave" here in the States, as well as in Ireland, France, […]