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Old 07-06-2009, 10:45 PM
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Stop Knife Ban Now!Monday, July 6, 2009 2:09 PM

Stop Knife Ban Now!
Write your Senators NOW to STOP funding for Customs' Pocket Knife Grab. As you are aware from our earlier alert, Customs is proposing to prohibit the import of assisted and one-hand opening pocket knives and in the process has so broadly re-defined what a Switchblade is under the Federal Switchblade Act, that it could cover almost all pocket knives, with potential far-reaching consequences to every knife owner.

Our best bet to stop Customs in the short term is for Congress to prevent them from spending a dime to implement their proposed ruling. The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill will be taken up by the Senate early this week. We need your help NOW to rally support for an amendment to stop funding for this Customs rulemaking.

We only have a very few days to get their attention Contacting Senator Patty Murray [D-WA] and Senator George Voinovich [R-OH] is particularly important because they are ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Contacting your own Senators is also critically important because we'll need their support as well to see this passed.

You will find more information, email addresses and links for the Senators and sample letters to send to the Senators on our partner Knife Rights' web site at: or

Please pass this Action Alert to everyone you know and urge them to ACT NOW! We need to generate thousands of emails in the next few days. Help save our Knife Rights; STOP this ridiculous and illegitimate rulemaking by Customs. WRITE TODAY!


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