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I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: incognegro
Date: May 03, 2007 10:37PM
[allentown.craigslist.org]



Not gonna buy them, but I'm so tempted!
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: May 03, 2007 11:13PM
lawn darts are ILLEGAL?
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 03, 2007 11:19PM
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Psurfer
lawn darts are ILLEGAL?

Apparently so, for almost two decades.
[www.cpsc.gov]

Seems like something Mainway Products would have produced. [en.wikipedia.org]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2007 11:23PM by GGD.
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Carm
Date: May 03, 2007 11:34PM
Yup illegal, some people got hurt/killed.
They were fun though. No injuries

Carm



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: May 03, 2007 11:40PM
Just to sell at retail. As far as I know, they can not take them from you or prevent you from making a private sale to another person.



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: May 03, 2007 11:53PM
When they outlaw Jarts then only outlaws will have Jarts

They can have my Jarts when they pry them from my cold dead hand .... and forehead



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: May 04, 2007 12:30AM
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lafinfil
When they outlaw Jarts then only outlaws will have Jarts

They can have my Jarts when they pry them from my cold dead hand .... and forehead

POMTL!



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: May 04, 2007 02:21AM
Actually, I thought it was even illegal to try and sell them on ebay these days. I thought for sure I'd read about them pulling auctions for them. Total B.S. No more dangerous than a hairdryer I'd bet (although I suppose no one ever had one of those sticking out of the top of their head).
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Sam3
Date: May 04, 2007 03:03AM
People were stupid about it. They let their kids play with them unsupervised, the kids didn't take normal safety precautions, like not standing in fron of the Jart being tossed, they got beaned by one, then their parents sued.

I had a set that my parents got me when I was growing up, we were surprised when the CPSC banned them. I never had any problem with them.

Then the company came out with a version who's end was blunted, more like a saucer shape. Not sure what happened with that version.
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: pRON aHOLIC
Date: May 04, 2007 04:13AM
The Top 10 dangerous toys of all time
[www.radarmagazine.com]



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 04, 2007 05:53AM
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Sam3
People were stupid about it. They let their kids play with them unsupervised, the kids didn't take normal safety precautions, like not standing in fron of the Jart being tossed, they got beaned by one, then their parents sued.

I had a set that my parents got me when I was growing up, we were surprised when the CPSC banned them. I never had any problem with them.

Then the company came out with a version who's end was blunted, more like a saucer shape. Not sure what happened with that version.

I remember those. They were dangerous because of the weight, they were loaded with lead weights that would insure thw=e dart would stay where it landed; either in the target range or the skull of a nearby kid. Good part was the point of the the dart insured it stayed where it landed.

It was a 3" point and if the kid was unable to object when it landed that was understanable. There were NRA types who screamed to high heaven when the ban was passed. They're probably all dead now but you can bet their kids will scream to high heaven if you want to ban their assault weapons.



"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Tofer
Date: May 04, 2007 06:07AM
They scared the bejesus out of me, but I loved playing with them. They were weighted very well, and produced a gorgeous flight path.

Neighbors of my grandparents had a set, and we'd go over there and chuck the things as high as we could, then scatter as fast as possible. We'd have three or four of them in the air at once, all coming down like bombs on London. I don't remember injuries, but it was an ever-present possibility. My dad eventually stopped the game, but in later years he told me that he and his brother used to take bow and arrow sets and do the same thing, except that they would try to get one of the arrows to land on the end of the bow when held at arm's length...

-Tofer
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Cap'n Rusty
Date: May 04, 2007 06:57AM
I almost killed my grandfather with one when I was a kid (unintentionally, of course). sad smiley
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Jp!
Date: May 04, 2007 06:58AM
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(vikm)
Actually, I thought it was even illegal to try and sell them on ebay these days. I thought for sure I'd read about them pulling auctions for them. Total B.S. No more dangerous than a hairdryer I'd bet (although I suppose no one ever had one of those sticking out of the top of their head).

eBay disallows many things. That does not mean it's illegal.

[pages.ebay.com]

-guns
-medical marijuana
-body fluids
-animals
-lottery tickets


Etc... that list SCREAMS for the creation of things like craigslist. This is supposed to be a free country, but their policies make it appears many items are just not socially acceptable. And that's sad. Perfectly legal, but sad.



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Pam
Date: May 04, 2007 07:24AM
Ha! We still have a sky dancer! Best helicopter type toy out there. And the cats don't mind...really.
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 04, 2007 08:36AM
Heh! Also had a set of Jarts when I was a kid. With 6 siblings, I can't recall one incident where any of us got injured.

Getting whacked with a croquet mallet was another story. I caught a blow in the chin as my brother was winding up for a shot to send my ball into the next county.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: May 04, 2007 08:42AM
Why didn't they just include two metal helmets?



j/k



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: Jp!
Date: May 04, 2007 08:43AM
We need to reserve a planet entirely outfitted in NERF technologies for people that are afraid to live. smiling smiley
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 04, 2007 11:12AM
POMTL, Pam!

Kids didn't get beaned, they got stabbed. Kids and many parents are stupid. Like tossing a bunch of darts in the air and scattering. Great fun, only because there was a risk of death or grave injury. Something like M-80 Chicken.

I say put kids in penned-in over crowded playgrounds and give them all lawn darts. They all through two-four each into the air, and then the fences are moved in.

The idea would be to clear out as much of the competition as you can, so that you have room to move and possibly avoid clouds of darts that blot out the sun.

Only the strong survive, and this will help them from getting punked in later years when doing serious time.

I *would* like to see a movie where the hero has to improvise weapons and finds some lawn darts and uses them like both shuriken and mortar rounds.






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Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: May 04, 2007 11:25AM
Great link pRON! I had a Bat Masterson derringer belt buckle and a Creeple People set, yet I managed to make it to adulthood with both 'nads & fingerprints intact.

I have to admit we did some VERY reckless things with Lawn Darts when I was a kid. Some injuries occurred, but on one ever lost an eye & no skulls were ever pierced.



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Re: I love Craigslist for illegal item sales...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 04, 2007 11:43AM
WOW! That IS a great list.

I really like this part:

"Oh-Jesus-it's-chasing-me!" flying patterns.

The "injuries included scratched corneas and temporary blindness, mild concussions, broken ribs and teeth, and facial lacerations that required stitches" part is a small price to pay for real fun thrills like that.

Nearly nine million Sky Dancers were eventually recalled, leaving aspiring ballerinas to earn their battle scars the old fashioned way, with an eating disorder.

POMTL!!

Of course I realize that eating disorders, especially in children, aren't at all funny.

But here in the confines of Forum Sacrelige, I can freely appreciated the humor.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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I also has the derringer belt buckle.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 04, 2007 11:50AM
But when I got one, it was just known as the Mattel Shootin' Shell Belt Buckle.

It had a "safety" on the bottom edge of the buckle to prevent accidental discharge. (Of one variety, anyway.) No danger of shooting either of the boys or the unit (nicknamed the Buntline Special).

Not too long ago, I saw a guy wearing a belt buckle with a tiny .22 revolver. The whole thing was made by Rocky Mountain Arms.

Some boys never grow up.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: I also has the derringer belt buckle.
Posted by: incognegro
Date: May 04, 2007 12:28PM


Clackers didn't make pRON's linked list.
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