June 2, 2023

The state of Indiana, the supply of most firearms within the metropolis of Chicago, has lengthy regulated bladed weapons corresponding to knives. Now, due to the recently-passed Senate Invoice 77, the state’s knife legal guidelines have expanded to incorporate ninja throwing stars, which have been beforehand unregulated and unlawful to own (at the very least and not using a correct ninja license, I presume). The ban was lifted largely attributable to lobbying efforts on behalf of the mini-golf foyer.

That final half was not a joke. From The Hill:

Senate Invoice 77 “really got here from a constituent who owns a putt-putt golf course referred to as Ninja Golf,” defined Rogers. “Almost everybody that I spoke with mentioned, ‘Hey, look, if we will throw axes, we will actually throw throwing stars.'”

Some say further security measures should be thought of since throwing a star is totally different from throwing an axe.

“It is a double-edged sword,” mentioned Richard Deschain, co-owner of Ragnarok Axe Throwing LLC in Indianapolis. He mentioned throwing star blades can get bent and hooked over, rising somebody’s odds of getting lower.

An earlier model of the throwing star invoice that may have restricted their use to “leisure companies,” however the scope has since been expanded to permit them in virtually any atmosphere—with just a few exceptions, corresponding to faculties and college buses. Kids ages 12-17 are allowed to make use of them, with the written consent of a guardian.

Indiana Senate passes invoice to legalize throwing stars [Kristen Eskow / The Hill]

Indiana to elevate its ban on throwing stars this summer time [Kristen Eskow / WIBQ]


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