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Old 07-07-2009, 11:26 PM
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I don't think they are concerned about what people bring in on airplanes. They are concerned about bans on the importation of knives. I think they are concerned that if a precedent is set in this government agency it will become policy in other areas of the government. If the definition of a switchblade is changed to this proposed definition then essentially all pocketknives except slipjoints would be outlawed. Emerson knives with the wave feature would be illegal, Spyderco knives with a thumb opening would be illegal as would knives with thumbstuds, such as Benchmades. Practically all of my knives would be illegal. I think this is a case of the old Arabian proverb: "If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body is sure to follow."
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