Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Nanny News: Swords, knives, etc. can't be shipped to Canada now.

When is a sword the same as an ink cartridge?

Today in Liberal NinnyNanny News, we have sad tidings for Canadians with unapproved hobbies:

In recent years shipping swords around the world has become increasingly difficult and complicated – and most recently CANADA seems to have singled out swords as 'dangerous goods' and have started returning our shipments sent from the US to Canada, even singling swords out with their own 'dangerous goods' checkbox along with air shocks, guns, ink cartridges, knives, liquids, swords and the dreaded 'other' category.

The merit of this spurious decision is a topic for another time, but least to say that lumping swords in with Airshocks, ink cartridges and liquids generally suggests that the perceived threat of shipping a sword is that it will somehow get out of its scabbard, out of the box and start flying around in the cockpit causing mayhem.

While this is patently ridiculous, and with swords both being legal to own across both sides of the North American border, the fact remains that swords have been once again singled out by brainless and fearful bureaucrats and, unable to sustain the shipping costs and losses at our end, we are left with no choice but to – effective immediately – halt all US->Canada sword shipments until further notice.

This is the part I liked the best right here:

This has not cut off ALL our products from Canada – Darksword Armory, who are based in Quebec, can still ship for us and the cost remains entirely free. And for the time being, as they ship direct from the Forges in China, Project X, Forge Direct Japanese and Forge Direct Chinese are still able to ship to our Canadian customers.

Yes, that's right. You can't import a wall-hanger from Buffalo New York or Podunk Iowa, because that would be -dangerous-. Okay? Super unsafe. But you can import a custom-forged silk-slicing katana from Longquan China. No problem dudes. Government just decides they'll just stop those unseemly items at the border. Because damn Americans, am I right?! But not from China, because side deals.


Fenris Badwulf said...

I get the impression our betters are as dumb as they are well pensioned.

Anonymous said...

Sticks and stones, etc

Alyric said...

Sigh. Death by a thousand little tyrannies.

On an unrelated note, has Small Dead Animals been taken down, or is it just me? I haven't been able to access it for a day or so now.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to reach them for several days either. Its as though smalldeadanimals has been scrubbed or cancelled. I hope it will be back soon!

Anonymous said...

SDA's sp is doing a server migration

The Phantom said...

Welcome, vast wave of visitors. Who linked me?

Chumgrinder said...

Eskimo seal-wrestlers* hardest hit.
*(Well... NOW.)