Anti-dueling law used to prosecute mutual knife fight

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    Anti-dueling law used to prosecute mutual knife fight

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    MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.*Sep 28, 2005 *Five years into the 21st century, an 1846 anti-dueling law is being used to prosecute two cousins accused of getting in a knife fight.

    "The 1800s are alive and well in Mount Clemens," joked Dean Alan, who heads the Macomb County prosecutor's office warrants division. It issued warrants Tuesday.

    Police say the cousins, ages 19 and 31, disagreed Monday over a $30 debt.

    The older man brandished a knife and challenged the younger man to fight outside their Mount Clemens home, and the younger man accepted, said Sheriff Mark Hackel. The teen was stabbed in the stomach.

    "He could've done any number of things," Hackel said. "He could've called police, he could've fled the area. But he took on the challenge and became part of the problem."

    A lawyer specializing in criminal defense said he has never represented anyone charged with dueling but said lawyers for both men could use the same strategy claiming self-defense.

    "If it's a mutual fight, it's kind of hard to say it's one guy's fault," said Stephen Rabaut. "And just because you're the injured party, that doesn't mean you were the good guy."
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    Question Not A True Duel

    Unless one of them slapped the other across the face with a white glove first!
    "You Sir...are a Despicable Cad." slap slap.

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    Anti-duelling laws came into being as more of the slow, weak, and stupid came into power; they realized they didn't stand a chance.

    Imagine slapping Dick "The Turban" Durban, or Teddy "Lifeguard" Kennedy across the face, and calling them a monkey's genital protuberance. Pistols at twenty paces? Blades? Such barbarism must surely be stopped! They couldn't enjoy more than a single rotation of interns if duelling was legal! :chairshot

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    "You Sir...are a Despicable Cad."
    Hey QK - that is my line - uttered of course in my impecable English LOL!

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    Exclamation You Accuse Me Of Stealing Your Line?

    You associate me with a common thief?
    I challenge you to a duel.
    CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON!

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    Gentlemen, choose your seconds and start pacing.

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    That's a cool set of pistols. Even comes with its own gavel for when Sotheby's auctions them off.
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