There is heavy debate amongst international policies over the use of weapons during battles and their possessions by common civilians. Many countries have strict arms laws, setting restrictions upon the development, production, stockpiling, proliferation and usage of such weapons.
The usage of weapons are believed to be partially at fault for the high crime and violence rates where there is a lack of consent on the limitations of their use.
Enforcement of arms control agreements is difficult as many countries support free access in regards to any sort of weapons that can be used for self-defense, like firearms and swords. In fact, many cultures are built on self-defense or war.
The destruction of property and public spaces during fights, as well as its dangers, are a common subject that is touched upon by anti-weapon activists, such as the ALPEC. There is also a disagreement on disarmament and war culture. While some countries encourage the disarmament of the common person, others, specially in major cities, offer to teach martial arts from a young age, mainly in schools.
There is a recurring debate over the title of strongest swordsmen and swordswomen, currently held by Hjördis Nilofer, and the strength of the world's famous figures and politicians, as it is believed to stir the concept that leadership equals strength. That concept is further criticized because of the existence of organizations in which one's rank is determined by their power and promotion is based on defeating their superiors to assume their post.
Weapons of mass destruction
Despite the focus on normal weapons, there is a low demand or appeal to nuclear power, such as nukes, and their access to civilians is forbidden.