Topic: Whips and weapons
Or better... Whips as weapons. In my opinion a whip is made and was invented to herd cattle. A whip's a tool. For sports cracking - not a weapon. I've seen some of the clips Anthony DeLongis did. Impressive! But I disagree on that "whip/most flexible weapon" thing. In fact, I think - if ever one attacks me with a whip... - there would be not more than the chance for one crack. Then I'd be too near on that person. Okay, I'f someone is stupid enough to stand still, or stops moving forward, as soon as the whip is moved...
Besides - I don't think that it's good for the whole whip thing, if whips are officially labeled/treated as weapons. In these times, where more and more bad things happen, we don't need more weapons. That's another thing, but I don't see any point in private persons (or is it called civilians?) carrying weapons. A swiss army knive with screw driver and some tools... That's no weapon. I'm talking guns. In the old times, when you had to protect your home, okay. But now...?
Here in good old europe they'd arrest you right away for only owning a gun without the proper licence. I'm not talking about carrying a gun in the public... Trust me - it's very, very, very hard to get such a license here. And that's good!
But back to the whips I'm concerned, that the image of being a weapon doesn't really help.
What do you think?