First They Come For Your Hatpins...Submitted by chris cudnoski on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 23:51
Seems like gun control should be a women's rights issue based on this:
"(in) 1908 An English judge, fearing that their pins could be used as weapons in his court, ordered a group of suffragettes on trial to remove their hatpins and hats, an insulting request. In 1909 a bill was introduced in the Arkansas legislature which copied an Illinois law limiting the length of pins to 9 inches or making ladies take out permits to possess longer ones. The pins were considered deadly weapons. As a result ladies had to cut their pins to the shorter length if they wanted to wear them in public..."