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The astounding part for me is that you can lose your driver's license. Do you have to pass a driver's test for a kayak?


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Yes, the penalty should be different.

It is amazing how authorities often read so much into the law, which can affect people for years to come. For example, the use of a "paintball gun" in our community was considered using a "weapon." Some teens were charged with using a weapon, when in fact they were just playing with paintball guns on Halloween - with no harm done to anyone or any property. Fortunately, the lawyers were on it, and that didn't stand.
 
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Would a sobriety test require the accused to spell "kayak" backwards?
 
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In all fairness, the drunk who tipped his canoe did cause an 8-year-old girl to drown, so the results can be disastrous when boaters are drunk - but perhaps they should be charged with something like manslaughter instead.
 
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One huge misapplication of law is the one banning "switchblades" in NYC. It bans any knife which can be opened with a flick of the wrist. Sounds reasonable till you learn that police (presumably after much practice) learned how to flick open an ordinary jackknife. This is a skill not many have gained but it means many innocent workmen who use knives for their occupation were arrested for violating law they had no idea they had broken.


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Could I be arrested for carrying my small Swiss Army Knife then?
 
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Could I be arrested for carrying my small Swiss Army Knife then?

I believe there's a legal length but there's also a conflict with the "flick" opening. Even though it may be legal length, opening it with a flick classifies it as a switch blade.


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The poor schmuck who was married to Margaret Thatcher had a switch blade wife.
 
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