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