America hasn't suffered dragon or minotaur hordes in recent memory. So why do we still allow rednecks to sell swords on home shopping networks? What good can come of that?
Seriously, this is getting out of hand.
A security guard at the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood on Sunday shot and killed a man wielding two samurai swords, police said.
Police detained the guard for questioning but said that a surveillance tape at the facility backed his claim that he fired his semiautomatic handgun to protect himself and two colleagues...
A teenager who saw the man arrive in the parking lot said he stopped the car abruptly in the driveway and climbed out with a 5-foot sword in his hand and an angry expression on his face.
Tony Marquez, 17, said the man, who was bald and had tattoos on his arms, walked toward the building, then returned to the car to get the other sword.
This is at least the third time I've felt compelled to write about sword attacks. I'm tracking them under the category America's Steel Menace.
The NRA promotes stories of handguns used for self-defense. But are any sane, rational adults really buying swords for personal protection?