Pocket knives, of course, and a more perfect example of making an illegal thing illegaler and punishing everyone for the actions of a few you could not get if you tried -- plus bonus doublethink!
Ammoland has the skinny, with video.
The problem, as posited by a subcommittee of the City Council and supported by a Transit Authority officer,* is that minors are being sold knives (already illegal), carrying them (probably already illegal) and using them to injure or even kill other people (definitely illegal, even in Boston) and therefore, they will be requiring merchants to get a license to sell any knife over 2" -- with exceptions for the big retail chains, like Lowe's and Target (Target sells pocket knives? News to me). Said licenses will, natch, be issued on a limited and discretionary basis. --And the Councilbeing chairing the meeting blandly asserts, "The big stores aren't the problem," going on to blame the little corner stores, gas station, etc. (And when called on it later, claims vehemently to have said no such thing). Sorry, pal, the cat's out of the bag and it's dressed just like Mr. Monopoly, down to the top hat and spats. --See, he thinks it's not the nice stores in the neighborhoods where nice people like City Councilmen live, it's those grotty little places in the 'hood, you betcha. And because kids are buying knives and some fraction of them are using them on people, nobody -- not even adults -- ought to be able to buy them. Well, other than at big box stores. (Gee, what happens if they save up bus fare? Some kind of horrible doublethink implosion?)
...Of course, that's not classist or racist, because it's good, high-minded Democrats doing it and their motives are p-u-r-e. Riiiiiight. Pull the other one, Snotty Man In A Nice Suit, it's got bells on.
There's even more mental midgetry in the vid, but I'll leave that for a spit-take surprise. I am so not ever goin' to Boston. So not.
* Food Court Team 6 not being available.
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