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May 17 2014

Fencing Foiled by Zero Tolerance Insanity

Zero tolerance for weapons lunacy isn’t limited to grade schools. In colleges, the time-honored sport of fencing may take it in the heart:

The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University (NDSU) cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy.

“The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU…understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” Enrique Alvarez, the club’s coach, told Valley News Live.

The swords the club uses have no sharp points or blades. The tips are flat and spring-loaded. Still, the university deems them weapons; as such, possession or use of the swords is prohibited on university owned or controlled property.

A few dozen colleges and universities have NCAA-sanctioned fencing teams — but not for long, now that we know their equipment constitutes weaponry that could conceivably be used on our rulers.

It will be bad news for college baseball teams if educrats figure out that bats kill a lot more people than fencing foils.

fencing-foil
Antennae probably also qualify as weapons.

On tips from Dan and Henry. Hat tip: Townhall.

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  • Tchhht!!!

    I think it only fair that this moonbat university also ban weapons such as the
    javelin and hammer. Wrestling and football are combat sports that teach aggression
    and therefore should be banned as well.

  • EL Cid

    I actually met these very nice people last year during a demo/class in front of the Fargo Sheels. They are very polite, kind, educated, and friendly. The action of the University (which I normally laud as loudly and as often as I can) is indeed outrageous.

    I echo your comments on baseball bats. I would add to the list:
    scissors
    letter openers
    ropes greater than 3 feet in length
    steak knives
    mops and brooms with handles
    nail guns
    yard sticks
    stairs
    http://www.elcidridesagain.blogspot.com

  • Mr. Mentalo

    Since Americans have an innate sense that self-protection is a fundamental human right, and since laws confiscating weapons are hard (for now) to enact and enforce, the left has figured out an end run. In fact, they’re using it successfully in another area as well.

    The tactic? Fear.

    Make weapons of ANY kind so ugly, so socially unacceptable, so terrifying, that after a couple of generations (in other words, NOW, since this has been going on since the mid-sixties), kids will be so indoctrinated and afraid of anything that even LOOKS like a weapon, they’ll run and tell mommy…or call “the authorities” and have someone thrown in jail.

    …and now you know why the left embraces global warming. Fear works!

    (I’m guessing NDSU doesn’t have a shooting or archery club either!)

  • Mr. Mentalo

    Interestingly, drugs, homosexuality, abortion and socialism…four things that combined have caused more death than one could calculate…are most likely embraced with open arms.

    (The insanity is everywhere, too. In my town, you cannot carry a “butterfly” knife because it’s considered a “switchblade”, i.e. the blade fits in the handle. It’s flashy to open it because you can whip the handles around in a real marshal-arts way. In other words, it LOOKS scary. In a knife fight? WAY quicker to shank someone with a screw-driver. Think that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark with the sword twirling guy…same thing. Reality doesn’t matter though…if it’s scary looking [AR-15] the left will ban it.)

  • Tchhht!!!

    It’s working too. When my grand daughter was seven years old she saw a BB gun leaning in a corner of a relatives house and went absolutely ballistic. Screaming, crying, the whole bit. She was attending a private catholic school at the time. When I was a boy, most boys owned BB guns or maybe a .22. Myself included.

  • Mr. Mentalo

    Yep. They’ve got ‘em trained real good. Guns are SCARY! Never EVER be around (or learn to use) a gun. If a bad man comes in your home, squeal and beg him not to hurt you. Cry. Depend on “the authorities” to protect you. Never do it yourself…and if you do, you could be in trouble with the law.

    Oh yeah, they’ve done a GREAT job, just like with Global Climate Chaos Catastrophe. Those little tykes will be turning in mommy and daddy for “ecological thought crimes” soon. “Sorry mommy, but you and daddy are killing the planet. They’re in here, officer…”

  • ed

    but it is ok in the uk for a female head teacher to give pupils clean razor blades , a quiet room , disinfectant and bandages, so they can self harm ! yes she was cleared at a tribuneral

  • Rotohammer

    What will members of the color guard be carrying on the field at football games? Oh, wait, a color guard is far too patriotic and offensive, and for that matter, they probably don’t have a football team any more.

  • Mr. Freemarket

    Back in the 1950s, many high schools had shooting teams and their own rifle teams. Kids brought their rifles to school and no one though anything about it.

    I’ve got a suggestion for ND. The state of Utah has passed a law that all concealed carry permit holders can carry a weapon at any public school in Utah, including universities.

    Citizens carrying weapons is not the problem.

  • Mr. Mentalo

    Of course! Anything that aids self-destructive behavior is to be encouraged. Want to cut yourself? Chemically and surgically mutilate your gender? Tattoos? Piercings? Body modification? Drugs? We’ll give you a clean, “safe” place to do it.

    High school suicide clubs won’t be far behind, and I’m not kidding.

  • Mr. Mentalo

    Oh, but it IS the problem. For them, anyhow. Armed citizens have a tendency to be independent, self-reliant and determined to protect their families and property. Just look at the snubbing of authority in Nevada.

    Can’t have that!

  • polifrog

    When will this nonsense be called what it is? … intolerance.

  • ole meanie

    I say they should use car antennas then. see what the college says about that?

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  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

    Desperate times call for desperate measures! The University had to do something to stop the onslaught of drive-by “pinkings”. Touché!

  • SNuss

    The shot-put could also be very dangerous, if you were hit with the shot. BTW, soccer evolved from kicking around dismembered heads, after battles. I find that offensive, and demand that it be stopped.

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