Everybody in the SCA has had this forwarded to them by now.

I forget where I saw this, but it made me wince:

Man attacks cops with medieval battle ax

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL — Authorities say a Panama City Beach motel guest tried to scare off deputies with a medieval battle ax, a knife and a long sword.

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to the Sting Ray Motel Tuesday morning after management called 911 to complain that a guest was acting strange.

When a deputy stepped out of his patrol car, officials say 33-year-old Terrence Croskery threw a battle ax and then a 6-inch knife through the window of the motel room.

One of the few nice things about the current dispute over the extent of Second Amendment rights in this country is that everybody’s so busy arguing over guns that almost nobody talks about swords, axes, maces, crossbows, bows, and glaive glaive glaive guisiarme glaives*. And those of us that might have such things on the walls, or in our closets, are very happy about that state of affairs; so stories like this don’t help. “Hand-powered” doesn’t mean “free to wave it at policemen,” kids…

Moe Lane

*Classical reference.

1 Comment

  • Matt says:

    I didn’t get that e-mail yet.:)
    Yes, wince everytime some idiot with a sword reaches the news too. Thank god it rare enough that nobody calls for regulation.

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