Owen Barritt (hmmm_tea) wrote,
Owen Barritt
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Rapper In The News

There have been a lot of emails going around sword dancers recently about the Offensive Weapons Amendment to the Criminal Justice Act and fears that it could affect traditional dances such as rapper and longsword.

As far as I can see, it's fairly dubious if it will affect rapper at all as I would doubt that the swords would legally be thought of as swords (you're not likely to stab someone with a blunt bendy bit of metal with a handel at each end). The amendment itself seems mainly aimed at Samurai swords.

The story seems to have been picked up by the Daily Mail today

Although I'm not generally a Mail reader, it's actually quite a good article.
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