|Demonstration of Okinawan kobudo (nunchaku) at the |
University of Wyoming International Week.
In Kentucky, apparently a person can obtain a permit for concealed carry of nunchaku and shuriken. You might be able to get away with walking down a street with a submachine gun, but not a pair of sticks. In Arizona, nunchaku are listed with bombs, grenades, rockets, poison gas (does this include outhouses?), automatic weapons, sawed off shotguns. Apparently, lawmakers can't legislate stupid, even so, we are hopeful some common sense will prevail.
So, whether its Bruce Lee, the Ninja Turtles, or an ex-girlfriend, we need to investigate just how dangerous nunchaku are before silly legislators outlaw a perfectly good martial arts tool. It seems that modern society is doomed to repeat history. After King Shoshin on Okinawa outlawed bladed weapons, Okinawa was invaded by samurai from Japan. And even the feared weapon by legislators today couldn't save the Okinawan people in the 17th century.