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Today's CPSC Recall: The Not a Walking Stick [Jul. 13th, 2005|12:44 pm]
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You will see, Watson, that this is no ordinary walking stick. Note the pouch full of darts and the fiendishly clever bamboo gunsight! I wrote a monograph on this particular piece of South Seas devilry...

Name of Product: African Blow Dart Guns

Description: The blow dart gun is a 51-inch long decorative wooden tube with an attached pouch containing five darts. The brown, bamboo-shaped gun has a black, small barrel-like container attached to the top.

Hazard: Consumers may have mistakenly purchased the dart guns thinking it was a decorative walking stick, posing the risk of injury if someone used the gun for its intended purpose.

From: threepunchstuff
2005-07-13 07:52 pm (UTC)
My grandfather once bought a .22 handgun-pen from a Peshawar street vendor. Not-gun guns were once all the rage.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-07-13 08:16 pm (UTC)

I hope he never fired it.

I am personally annoyed that sword canes are illegal in California. I could probably get a permit to carry a concealed handgun in this county, but if I want to defend myself with style and panache using a walking stick with embedded rapier, I'm automatically a felon!
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From: threepunchstuff
2005-07-13 08:20 pm (UTC)

Re: I hope he never fired it.

The gun lobby's true target is not the Brady bill, but the Samurai Code.
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