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New York's Ban On Nunchucks Ruled Unconstitutional (REAL)

Here’s some good news for martial arts lovers in New York. A state ban on nunchucks put into place in 1974 has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. Apparently, lawmakers back in the day thought that the rise of martial arts movies would inspire kids to “create widespread mayhem” with the weapon made famous by Bruce Lee.

That was bad news for plaintiff James Maloney when he was charged for nunchuck possession in 2000. That’s when he began a long legal process in an attempt to get the law overturned, or at least the part of it that bans the weapon in private homes. He says he was also motivated because he was “outraged” the state could “simply ban any and all possession of a weapon that has a long and proud history as a martial-arts weapon."

While Brooklyn Judge Pamela Chen said that the court couldn’t just take that part out of the law, she did rule that it violates the Second Amendment.

The American Bar Association has since shared the news on Twitter.Fittingly, they’ve attached a GIF of a scene from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Check it out below.

 

Nutty Neighbors Call Holiday Dragon Display 'Cultish' (REAL)

Diana Rowland, an author from Mandeville, Louisiana, has brought her fantasy stories to life by putting up three big inflatable dragons in her front yard for Halloween. Even as holiday season is upon us, the dragons are still up… and it’s gone viral after a particular neighbor took issue with it.

Rowland says she received an anonymous note from the hater neighbor telling her that it’s “totally inappropriate at Christmas” (and “only marginally acceptable at Halloween,” for some reason). The unnamed neighbor asked her to take them down since it “makes your neighbors wonder if you are in a demonic cult.”

Well, Rowland was having none of it, and came up with the creative response of putting up even more dragons, even putting halos on some of the fire-breathing creatures to make them "angels." The story has gotten so popular that it’s even gotten “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s attention.

Source: WGNO

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