Adriaan wrote:I just ignore them. In Europe those socialist treehuggers exaggerate. I refuse to obey to strict knife laws. I have a clean record, so what are they going to do? Trow me in jail? Yeah sure... I you commit a crime with a sentence under 3 years, then you will get an alternative "punishment" because there is not enough place in jail. LOL
That being said. I keep my spyderco in my pocket, illegal or legal.
Civil disobedience is the true way to disagree with laws. Show that a civilized person can operate responsibly outside the confines of the unjust law, and become the example of why the law is ludicrous.
In the immortal words of Thoreau:
"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.… where the State places those who are not with her, but against her,– the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor.… Cast your whole vote, not a strip of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible."
"Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer."
Sir Humphry Davy