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I don't see the problem here. If you were doing something similar in the UK you would be arrested too.
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MidoriNoTora wrote:

I don't see the problem here. If you were doing something similar in the UK you would be arrested too.




Man arrested in U.K. for stockpiling too many forks....

Man was asleep in his car, when a police officer tapped on his window and woke him up. While asking the man why he was asleep in his car, the officer noticed a very large collection of forks in the man's car. He was then arrested......



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.... Asked why he had so many forks in his car, the man answered, "I like chefs....."

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i like ninja too
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So glad I live in a state where I can openly carry a babby killing salt rifle without any kind of permit




MidoriNoTora wrote:

I don't see the problem here. If you were doing something similar in the UK you would be arrested too.


Don't you think its a tad bit much? I mean, it was probably flea market tier ninja stars, not even a real weapon
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:

So glad I live in a state where I can openly carry a babby killing salt rifle without any kind of permit




MidoriNoTora wrote:

I don't see the problem here. If you were doing something similar in the UK you would be arrested too.


Don't you think its a tad bit much? I mean, it was probably flea market tier ninja stars, not even a real weapon


Not really. I suspect you are applying American cultural thinking to a Japanese situation. As this aspect of their culture is similar to where I live I can understand their perspective.

In the UK it is illegal to carry an offensive weapon. Certain weapons can be kept under licence and with proper security arrangements but anyone carrying a random assortment of manufactured and improvised weapons in their vehicle would be lucky to avoid a prison sentence.
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Talk about a bad OCD
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DeadlyOats wrote:


MidoriNoTora wrote:

I don't see the problem here. If you were doing something similar in the UK you would be arrested too.




Man arrested in U.K. for stockpiling too many forks....

Man was asleep in his car, when a police officer tapped on his window and woke him up. While asking the man why he was asleep in his car, the officer noticed a very large collection of forks in the man's car. He was then arrested......



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.... Asked why he had so many forks in his car, the man answered, "I like chefs....."



As with the other comment I replied to, you are trying to apply American cultural norms to another country.

Here is a brief summary of the law in the UK provided by the BBC:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2rz2hjKbZwHzS8h5W7758W4/knives-guns-weapons

"Knives and guns are obviously offensive weapons. But so is anything else you've adapted to cause injury. If you're caught with something that could be used as a weapon, it's up to you to prove you weren't going to. If you're found guilty of carrying an offensive weapon in public, you could face a fine, prison, or both.


In the UK it isn't illegal to own a knife in private, except flick knives, butterfly knives and disguised knives. But used in a threatening way, any knife becomes an offensive weapon.

It's an offence to carry any knife in public, even if it's sitting at the bottom of your bag.

If caught, you could face two years' imprisonment and a £5,000 fine.

But it's legal to have a knife in public if you need it for your work (e.g. if you're a chef or a carpenter); if you have it for religious reasons; or if it's a penknife less than three inches long, which you have no intention of using to hurt anyone."
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I want to be a ninja.
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Why would he be keeping his weapon collection in his car? Sounds highly irregular to me...
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Why would he be keeping his weapon collection in his car? Sounds highly irregular to me...


The possibilities...

1) He was on his way to a knife show. He had a booth set up to display and sell, some of his stockpile, I mean collection.

2) He is moving to a new apartment. He got drowsy while driving, so he pulled over to take a short nap.

3) He became homeless, and decided that of his worldly possessions, his bladed weapons collection was most important to him. So, he took only the clothes on his back, important documents, and his weapons collection.
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^ Or he's a member of the Gurentai. Look it up, lazies.
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