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    Sales of baseball bats and police batons increase 5,000% in 24 hours on Amazon's British website

    Sales of baseball bats and batons have shot up more than 5,000 percent in the last 24 hours on Amazon's British website, as London suffered its worst violent unrest in decades
    More here: Baseball bats, police batons online sales boom in UK | Reuters

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    Don't believe all you read Jenna. Telescopic batons are illegal to sell in the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Don't believe all you read Jenna. Telescopic batons are illegal to sell in the UK.
    Then either the story is false or a lot of Britons, and maybe Amazon.com, are going to be in trouble!

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    I've been reading a lot about these riots. Isn't it a damn shame that if a victim (in GB) defends himself and injures the attacker, he , the victim can and would be charged with some type of assault. Isn't it a shame that defending oneself is a crime!

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    Quite within your rights to use reasonable force to defend yourself. Its only when the force used. Is deemed unreasonable that there could be a problem.

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    I heard it was 6500% for baseball bats.
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    I've still got 2 Asps, 2 Arnold batons and 2 sidehandled batons and a couple of truncheons. Wonder what I could make on Ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I've still got 2 Asps, 2 Arnold batons and 2 sidehandled batons and a couple of truncheons. Wonder what I could make on Ebay.
    You are in breach of our weapons, knifes and firearms policy. They wouldn't let me sell some empty ammo cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    You are in breach of our weapons, knifes and firearms policy. They wouldn't let me sell some empty ammo cases.

    If you were a spider you could use them all to protect your house.
    Does youfr "policy" carry the force of law??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    If you were a spider you could use them all to protect your house.
    Or just spin a web to ensnare intruders...


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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Does youfr "policy" carry the force of law??
    It's eBay policy they take your stuff off and threaten to ban you if you do it again.
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