Apparently, when martial arts movies, particularly Bruce Lee movies, ruled the box office in the 1970s, terrified legislators across the country assumed that Lee's deadliness with nunchucks would translate to criminals beating their victims with them (as opposed to literally any other object that doesn't have such a high learning curve). So a handful of states outright banned the ninja sticks, including Arizona and even New York for a while. This means that not only is the mere existence of Michelangelo the ninja turtle a slap in the face of the natural laws of man, but he was also flagrantly disregarding New York state law. Huh, weird to think there was once a time in this country when movies could get a weapon banned, but now multiple school shootings every year somehow don't.
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