Well, it's illegal here for a minor to purchase a steel or ceramic knife, but we don't consider plastic flatware to be "real knives". I've seen that picture before, but not being in Australia I have no firsthand knowledge of the story behind it. The propaganda I've read on the internet claims the way the law is worded there, those plastic knives are considered real knives and are subject to the same restrictions as deadly weapons.The Deacon wrote:It's either an absurdly over cautious interpretation of Australian law by that store, or they're making a statement. If chain stores in Australia are anything like those here, I'd guess it's the first. I'd also suspect there are places in the USA where it's against the law for anyone under 18 to purchase a knife.
That's about what I figured. It's the same mentality that makes some stores back where I use to live in NY require their clerks to demand proof of age from senior citizens looking to purchase beer or tobacco products.O,just,O wrote:Whoever hung that sign is dominated by fear & a slave to stinkin insurance & the evil of political correctness.