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Sweden mulls legality of the baseball bat
thelocal.se ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson

Posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen - HD) is to consider whether wielding a baseball bat in a public place is against the law.

The case in question concerns a man in Malmö, convicted and fined 1,200 kronor ($184) by the district court in the city for the illegal possession of a dangerous object.

In his defence the man argued that he was using the baseball bat to hit balls for his dog to chase.

Furthermore he argued in his testimony that as he had previous been assaulted on two occasions he felt safer in the knowledge that he had a baseball bat with him in the passenger seat of his car.

According to Swedish law the possession of dangerous items such as knives, and other weapons "designed to be used as a weapon in crimes against life or limb", are not permitted in a public place.

The defendant in the case has argued that a baseball bat is not covered by the law and pointed out that it has a number of other uses.

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1 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

backgrounder: Malmo is absolutely crawling with militant Muslim jihadi immigrants


2 posted on 02/22/2011 12:51:36 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Welcome to the Slippery Slope!


3 posted on 02/22/2011 12:53:10 PM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Buy a 2 or 3 cell MagLite. When they outlaw MagLites, only outlaws will have MagLites


4 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:51 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Buy a 2 or 3 cell MagLite. When they outlaw MagLites, only outlaws will have MagLites


5 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:53 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You save a little money with the IKEA bats, but you have to do a lot of the work yourself.

6 posted on 02/22/2011 12:56:54 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Military family member

>In his defence the man argued that he was using the baseball bat to hit balls for his dog to chase.<

How about the ball and the dog? The dog could have rabies and the ball could hit you in the head causing instant death. Plus while catching the ball, one might trip and die from falling. The swedish courts have a lot to answer for. (sarc/)


7 posted on 02/22/2011 12:59:22 PM PST by max americana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How’s that weapons control thingie workin’ out for you Swedes?


8 posted on 02/22/2011 12:59:22 PM PST by Seruzawa (What's Democrat's legacy? Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers and collapsed cities.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To think that once upon a time these people were Vikings.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 12:59:24 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: edpc

Post of the day!


10 posted on 02/22/2011 12:59:45 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did a baseball bat wind up in Sweden?


11 posted on 02/22/2011 1:00:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Automobiles next.

(But 750mm swords are okay.)

ML/NJ

12 posted on 02/22/2011 1:01:35 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What about cricket bats?


13 posted on 02/22/2011 1:02:07 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Christian ex-Vikings will soon have their welfare state slurped up by the Muslims, who will eventually have 100% of their nation.

The politically correct slide of the West o dhimmitude is right on cue.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 1:02:13 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Psalm 144
To think that once upon a time these people were Vikings.

All the ones with balls sailed to Dublin or Labrador or Kiev.

15 posted on 02/22/2011 1:03:29 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: edpc

16 posted on 02/22/2011 1:03:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With this lunacy, am I to assume that Chuck Norris is not allowed to roam their streets?


17 posted on 02/22/2011 1:03:54 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Criminalizing swinging a bat in public?




Gee, look at all these criminals.
18 posted on 02/22/2011 1:04:55 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would guess that there are no juries allowed in the Swedish “justice” system.


19 posted on 02/22/2011 1:05:10 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Malmo is the South-Central, the Watts, of Sweden. While Sweden as a whole has been more or less giving muzzie haters the run of the country, Malmo has taken things up 10 or 20 notches; REAL Swedish are dying to be tolerated by the leeches who are outspoken about having blown into town for the social benefits and leggy blonde girls.

There are schools in Malmo where there are less than 1% whites, and often for routine calls the cops must send TWO cars, not one; one car handles the call, and the other guard must guard the unattended police vehicle. If they don’t do this, the car will be destroyed when the responding cops return.

Muzzie hobby in Malmo: burning down (one’s own) school.

Malmo perfectly shows the rape of the world’s most beautiful, tolerant and productive people by the world’s most ugly, intolerant, fatalistic, and idle.


20 posted on 02/22/2011 1:05:51 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They would do better to ban moonbats in public.


21 posted on 02/22/2011 1:07:42 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: edpc

LOL!


22 posted on 02/22/2011 1:08:26 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Freedom is far too troublesome for society to allow.


23 posted on 02/22/2011 1:10:00 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Swedes, banning baseball bats? But that sounds so . . . so . . . un-American.
24 posted on 02/22/2011 1:12:51 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Well to be fair, some of those guys were known to steal...


25 posted on 02/22/2011 1:14:07 PM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: Psalm 144

To think that once upon a time these people were Vikings.

And you will find the same mentality in Minnestoopid.


26 posted on 02/22/2011 1:19:21 PM PST by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Furthermore he argued in his testimony that as he had previous been assaulted on two occasions he felt safer in the knowledge that he had a baseball bat with him in the passenger seat of his car.

He should not have admitted that he carried it as a weapon. Liberal courts do not recognize your right to self-defense or your concerns about being assaulted.

27 posted on 02/22/2011 1:32:33 PM PST by bornred
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s nothing - in London the House of Commons is considering a bill that would outlaw pants - which can be doffed and used as a makeshift garrote. True story.


28 posted on 02/22/2011 2:23:31 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Psalm 144
To think that once upon a time these people were Vikings.

Indeed ... my how they have fallen.
29 posted on 02/22/2011 4:13:45 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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