Skip to comments.Fencing Foiled by Zero Tolerance Insanity
Posted on 05/17/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT by massmike
Zero tolerance for weapons lunacy isnt 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 universitys weapons policy.
The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU understands our fencing equipment as weapons, Enrique Alvarez, the clubs 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.
Well then, when it swings back to the right we can implement dueling. I have some people in mind...
“Zounds! FOILED AGAIN!”
Soooooo, has a foil EVER been used for anything other than fencing or is this another episode of Whimping America?
“Fencing” normally has a different meaning in North Dakota.
“I didn’t make the fencing team, Pop. They just laughed at me when I showed up with a post hole digger.”
I did fencing a few years ago.
It’s more difficult to harm someone with a fencing foil than with a fountain pen.
Is a baseball bat a weapon?
We don’t hear about all the drive by fencings in the inner cities of America. The fencing lobby is keeping the hidden deadly dangers of foils from America. Fencing is a gateway activity leading to clubbings, javelins, and eventually, nuclear annihilation. We must stop this now.
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“drive by fencings”
Back in a college fencing class I practiced with a beautiful healthy young lady who had no breast padding. I did not realize she was getting very sore and angry at me as I kept scoring hits on her chest area (wasn't trying for there in particular, was just easiest place to reach). I found out how sore and frustrated she was when the instructor called a break; she immediately stepped up to me and rammed the foil at point blank as hard as she could into my stomach area. The foil bent in a loop with the hilt only inches from my tummy. It hurt a bit, but did not do any real damage to me.
I made up with her eventually, and we have been married for 27 years...
Much more deadly than a fencing foil. Especially in the hands of SCA "stick jocks".
Fencing Foiled? Uh-huh, I see what you did there.
LOL! Great story! I really enjoyed fencing class in college. Lots of fun and a great workout.
Wonder what campus-approved pencils look like? Sharp points?
My Son read your post and immediately went to the closet and got out Great Grandpa’s old sword. He went over to the neighbors house and invited the teenage girl to come out for some boob poking. Do you know how hard it is to get a lawyer on a Saturday?
I think he figured that if I was crazy enough to do that, he better stay away from me.
So, mission accomplished, no shots fired or swords drawn.
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