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Old 23 March 2007, 03:16 AM
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Comment: I have two weapon legality questions.

I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, and I heard that there is a very
old law which is still in effect in this city alone (not all of BC):
essencially the law is that you're allowed to carry a full sword in public
if you are "escorting a lady home". There is a massive asian population
here, so I imagine it originated from that, but I've never been able to
track down the legitimacy of this law.

The other thing I heard was that if you're exiled from the province of
Alberta you have the legal right to demand a horse and a gun when you
leave. Like, as you are being kicked out, they send you packing with a
rifle and a horse. I dont know how you would be exiled these days, but
apparently that custom still holds up.
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Old 23 March 2007, 12:36 PM
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This reminds me a lot of this
http://www.snopes.com/college/admin/cakesale.asp

IE,very old rules that would have seen legitimate back then,but would make no sense today.

Wether these weapon laws exist or not,I don't think they'd hold much weight in a trial.
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Old 23 March 2007, 12:55 PM
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....the law is that you're allowed to carry a full sword in publicif you are "escorting a lady home". There is a massive asian population
here, so I imagine it originated from that....
What exactly are they getting at here?

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Old 23 March 2007, 01:00 PM
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I was going to ask the same thing. Maybe confusion about the Sikh dagger? Or some crazy "all asians are honour-bound ninjas" stereotype?
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Old 23 March 2007, 01:19 PM
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I didn't think of the Sikh dagger. I was thinking more of either the Asians have big swords and bought the custom over or they need to guard their women a night from those dangerous Asians.
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Old 23 March 2007, 01:21 PM
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Could still be that. I'm not sure where the connection between the dagger and ladies comes in, myself.
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Old 05 April 2007, 07:29 AM
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I totally want to be escorted home with someone sheathing a full sword.
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