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NYC Bans Aluminum Bats


#1

The nanny state strikes again! First firearms ( for the most part) now aluminum bats? God bless those fine New York City politicians.....always looking out for the safety of the helpless citizens!


#2

At least criminals won't be able to attack people with aluminum bats now. Phew!!


#3

This has to be a joke.... what about all the kids playing ball with aluminum bats?


#4

Why do they even pass laws like this?


#5

The law states that you can't use aluminum bats at high school baseball games. It isn't preventing anyone from buying or owning an aluminum bat.


#6

The title of the thread makes it seem like aluminum bats will suddenly be contraband in NYC. This bill seeks to ban the use of them during high school games--to protect players (they say the ball comes off the barrel too fast). You can question the necessity/wisdom of such a move in the context of the game of baseball and the safety of its players, but make sure you understand what you're talking about.


#7

First they take our children's guns, and now their aluminum bats? How the heck are our kids supposed to be killing each other these days? By garrote?


#8

I prefer dual kodachi. I stopped using a garrote for the most part after 3rd grade.


#9

Ah, that makes sense. IMO aluminum bats shouldn't be used by anyone but young kids. It should be a league decision though not an actual piece of legislation....


#10

Agreed it should be a league decision but the thread title and first post made this very misleading.