“JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Tighter gun ownership laws are pushing South Africans to buy crossbows, spears, swords, knives and pepper sprays to protect themselves from violent crime.
“We’ve had to build an entirely new shop because the demand from people is so great,” Justin Willmers, owner of Durban Guns and Ammo, told Reuters. “It can be anything from a Zulu fighting spear, battle axes, swords, crossbows.” I don’t know about you, but I think that I might prefer to be shot with a gun than attacked with a sword or crossbow. Ouch.”
I have to admit that I find the idea of confronting a mugger with a broadsword to be somewhat appealing. You can take my wallet as long as I take your arm. Not a bad deterrent.