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nozza36

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Post Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:09 am

Re: Knife Legal Issues

Let me get this straight , you can legally carry a firearm and you're moaning
about being challenged to justify carrying a blade ?
"Sir why do you carry a 13 inch Bowie Knife to open your mail ?"
Open Sez Me !
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barbarian

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Post Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:54 am

Re: Knife Legal Issues

Not the gun/weapon that people fear.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1566715.stm

Restricting everything seems to be the "easy" way to avoid the situation.
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ToolyMcgee

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Post Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:18 pm

Re: Knife Legal Issues

nozza36 wrote:Let me get this straight , you can legally carry a firearm and you're moaning
about being challenged to justify carrying a blade ?
"Sir why do you carry a 13 inch Bowie Knife to open your mail ?"

I can't open my mail with a handgun :mrgreen: That is the whole point behind the arguement. Where a gun is primarily a weapon, a knife is not. So to restrict them as weapons is not in Americans best interest. Dying of bee stings is of higher concern than dying of knife wounds.

It is the idea that the government is trying to sneak it in under the pretense of a customs act, but WILL effect government at the state and local level. This shit is not supposed to be passed from the top down. It's adopted by local government, then state government until it becomes national policy, if such action is required. In that way it is the will of the people instead of rules handed down by big brother for us to follow. It's a useless restriction that violates EVERY knife using american's personal liberty where there is 100% no need for it. A law that can define any of a dozen different types of mechanisms, or a hundred different types of modifications is way too vague. Especially on a knife, which is primarily a tool and not a weapon. So a cheapo pocket knife with the slip joint spring busted could be a modified one handed knife. So now a broken knife could be defined as a modified weapon as easily as a one handed opening knife, assited opening, spring loaded knife... I mean this could restrict the carry of any and all pocket knives. Forget the fact almost everyone carries some type of liner locking one handed knife or box cutter, and see that it is a way to stretch the boundaries of the definition of criminal intent to include simple possession of a folding edged tool. A pocket clip being probable cause for a search was too much, this is WAY out of line.

Remember when I said I would find a model for everyone who wanted to write their representatives... knife rights is the site I was going to use. Next time I'll click on your link first Hallis, I promise :mrgreen: I should have figured you already had it covered.

-Tooly
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MANDELBROT27

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Post Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: Knife Legal Issues

Welcome to my world in the UK. Your allowed to carry a knife 3" or UNDER as long as you have a reason for having it, i.e. your going to work, if you've got a 3 inch blade and you look like your going to the pub,club "your nicked"
Spring knives are totally banned ,butterfly knives banned, i think a new law has come in that you need to have a special license to sell "working knives" utility knifes... but to sell 18" carving knifes is fine. (Wanker)
IT'S NOT GUNS THAT KILL,IT'S PEOPLE.
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