My recently dear departed father would appreciate me leading this gallery with a slingshot. I called them wrist-rockets, and I loved 'em. I loved bottle rockets too.  So, I'm here to testify that they are both dangerous (rockets) and fun as heck. Would I make possessing a slingshot a dangerous weapons charge? Nope. Neither would Dickinson Republican Luke Simons 

"There has never been a robbery with a throwing star,” Simons told the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

It's North Dakota House Bill 1339 and it's introduced to change the status of more than a dozen contraptions that the bill seeks to un-qualify as being dangerous. There's a lot of crossing out going on...y'know, once ya get started...here's a part of the amendment

7 1. "Dangerous weapon" includes any switchblade or gravity knife, machete, scimitar, stiletto, sword, dagger, orknife with a blade of five inches [12.7 centimeters] or moreany throwing star, nunchaku, or other martial arts weapon; any billy, blackjack, sap, 10 bludgeon, cudgel, metal knuckles, or sand club; any slungshot; any bow and arrow, 11 crossbow, or spear; any weapon that will expel, or is readily capable of expelling, a 12 projectile by the action of a spring, compressed air, or compressed gas, including any 13 such weapon, loaded or unloaded, commonly referred to as a BB gun, air rifle, or CO2 14 gun; and any projector of a bomb or any object containing or capable of producing and 15 emitting any noxious liquid, gas, or substance. 

LETS DO IT!

NO LONGER DANGEROUS!

Here's one last amendment...

62.1-02-05. Possession of a firearm or dangerous weapon at a public gathering -Penalty -Application.

An individual who knowingly possesses a firearm or dangerous weapon at a public gathering is guilty of an infraction. For the purpose of this section, "public gathering" means an athletic or sporting event, a school building, a church or other place of worship, and a publicly owned or operated building.

Again, as a legislator throw out the big "ask" and see what you can get.

Again here is House Bill 1339.


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