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Old 07-06-2009, 09:45 PM
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Stop Knife Ban Now!Monday, July 6, 2009 2:09 PM
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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: www.kniferights.org or http://bit.ly/DlHfv

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Old 07-06-2009, 09:51 PM
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Ha! I live in Texas, they'll never enforce that law here!
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Customs??

as in Customs and Excise??

doesnt that just mean they would ban tourists from bringing in Knives through Airports?? Who in this day and age would bring a Knife through an airport and think the Customs Officers wouldnt have a problem
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Customs??

as in Customs and Excise??

doesnt that just mean they would ban tourists from bringing in Knives through Airports?? Who in this day and age would bring a Knife through an airport and think the Customs Officers wouldnt have a problem
Here are the guidelines as emphasized by the Transportation Security Administration:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm

According to this, you can use plastic, or round-bladed butter knifes. What if the plastic is sharp? No doubt it can be just as deadly as a small switch-blade.

Seriously, look at 2 of the "yes" items:
- Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length)
- Wrenches and Pliers (seven inches or less in length)

In particular, you could easily kill a person with a screw driver.

I noticed this stuff the other day but didn't post anything on here about it until now.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:03 PM
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Here are the guidelines as emphasized by the Transportation Security Administration:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...ted-items.shtm

According to this, you can use plastic, or round-bladed butter knifes. What if the plastic is sharp? No doubt it can be just as deadly as a small switch-blade.

Seriously, look at 2 of the "yes" items:
- Screwdrivers (seven inches or less in length)
- Wrenches and Pliers (seven inches or less in length)

In particular, you could easily kill a person with a screw driver.

I noticed this stuff the other day but didn't post anything on here about it until now.
its all a little bizzare if you ask me. I can understand customs having problems with firearms...but like you said...any sharp...or elongated instrument with an edge could be used like a knife...yes even a plastic one.

I think you're rights...this is just curious.

IMHO outside of a lighter...all those things for carry on...ALL of them...should be NO
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:11 PM
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its all a little bizzare if you ask me. I can understand customs having problems with firearms...but like you said...any sharp...or elongated instrument with an edge could be used like a knife...yes even a plastic one.

I think you're rights...this is just curious.

IMHO outside of a lighter...all those things for carry on...ALL of them...should be NO
Lighters should be banned also IMO
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:35 AM
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Ha! I live in Texas, they'll never enforce that law here!
I doubt it will be something they "enforce",
more likely something they will get you for if you get arrested and happen to have a knife,
or pulled over, etc...

They probably won't go looking for pocket knives,
but start passing out fines when they come across them.
Sad.... sad day
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:14 AM
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My pocket knife goes with me pretty much every time I step out the door! It has so many uses a man should not be without one!
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I doubt it will be something they "enforce",
more likely something they will get you for if you get arrested and happen to have a knife,
or pulled over, etc...

They probably won't go looking for pocket knives,
but start passing out fines when they come across them.
Sad.... sad day
probably has more to do with a little extra income for them...I bet your right.

it means for every arrest, they might be able to add a small fine and get more dosh...Expect them to errect more speed cameras if this is true...the more cameras the more likelyhood of catching a speeder, that little bit more money...charges for public parking, pay and display will probably go up aswell.

dont forget...your government is in the middle of a recession aswell.

just carry as usual but dont get caught...if you dont do something stupid, like get it out infront of an officer...or break the law whilst having it on your person...you've nowt to worry about
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