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“Though it is a long step between being disarmed and being murdered - one does not usually lead to the other - but it is nevertheless an arresting reality that not one of the principal genocides of the twentieth century, and there have been dozens, has been inflicted on a population that was armed.”
by Daniel D. Polsby

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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, […]