U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On 14 December 2018, a New York District judge, Pamela K. Chen, an Obama appointee, has struck down a ban on nunchakus, as unconstitutional.
Consider the timeline and history of this ban and its demise.
In 1974, in response to “Kung Fu” movies, New York banned the possession, manufacture, transportation, and transfer of Nunchakus. Nunchakus or “chuka sticks” were made into a prohibited weapon by statute.
The New York ban followed the process for weapons bans in the United States. The process has been this:
- Demonize the weapon to be banned in the Media by citing a few anecdotes, not backed up by statistical evidence.
- Push for a ban in the legislature, based on the media anecdotes, backed up with selective testimony by a few law enforcement officials.
- Ignore protections on the right to keep and bear arms at the State and Federal level. The opposition is unorganized. Support for a particular weapon (slung shot, machinegun, switchblade, gravity knife, sap, nunchakus, ballistic knife, stun gun) is weak. Media support for a ban is strong. The Media promotes the ban as “common sense”.
- Include exceptions for law enforcement.
- Pass the bill with accolades from …Read the Rest