#1 Obama move would eliminate 8 of 10 pocketknives
06-10-2009, 12:25 AM
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Obama move would eliminate 8 of 10 pocketknives
'If this were to pass and you cross the state line with one, it's a felony'
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is proposing a new definition that could be used to eliminate 8 of 10 legal pocketknives in the United States right now, according to activists who are gearing up to fight the plan.
The federal bureaucracy is accepting comments – written only – that must be received by June 21 before its planned changes could become final,
but Doug Ritter of KnifeRights.org, said the implications of the decision would be far-reaching, since many state and federal agencies depend on the agency's definitions to determine what is legal in the United States.
For a long time, those switchblades that have long stiletto blades that are spring-ejected powerfully from the side or end of the handle have been illegal in the United States, but now a review by the agency of its own approval in 2008 of a particular type of knife for import is raising serious alarms.
Ritter said the effect of the proposed change would be that the new design in knives, many of which contain a tiny spring to help the user pull open the blade and lock it into position, would be classified alongside those true weapons where the user just presses a button and the blade is ejected.
06-10-2009, 12:45 AM
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- Louisville, KY
According to that piece of tripe, my grandfather's lockblade is a "switchblade", since it has a spring assist to the locking mechanism. Bullshit.You determine how the conversation goes. Keep it clean, and you'll get nothing but honest discussion. Start flaming, and it's party time. :D
06-10-2009, 12:55 AM
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- May 2008
I keep an 18" curved tree saw in my car. That's a real blade.
06-10-2009, 12:52 PM
I thought switchblades were illegal, anyways. They might be in Michigan, for all I know. Or, in individual cities, like the one I grew up in.
My dagger is safe from the ban, though. It's not a switchblade, and it's only about 5 inches long.
06-10-2009, 01:06 PM
rungu in my car. :) The plus is that I can leave it right out in the open because no one knows what it is - it just looks like a short cane - and it's better than a knife in a fight . . . .Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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