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The Fight for Your Knife Rights

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The Fight for Your Knife Rights

I'm betting most of us aren't aware of the fact that in many parts of the country, simply driving from point A to point B can make you a criminal. No, you're not bootlegging contraband, you're simply driving in the family car. And unless you have a traffic accident, you might never know you're breaking the law. Read more...

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I'm glad you posted this Moderator. We often get so caught up in gun rights issues that often times we fail ro realize just how much scrutiny and attack knives get from the law and politicians. I'm a knife enthusiast and have been my entire life so I've been well aware of my local laws, but often give little thought to laws when traveling, because I usually carry some type of folding knife on me out of habit. In looking into various state and city laws regarding knives around the country I too am angered at some of the various legislation that has but only one purpose - control of it's people without any regard for public safety.

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This is why I'm at odds with the left-wing bleeding heart liberal minded mentality. It's articles like this that completely miss the point and even go so far as to blame would-be victims for protecting themselves from muggers with knives. It creates moral panic, because the vast majority of folks who read this stuff will swallow it hook/line/and sinker and believe the author's scewed point of view.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06206/708441-28.stm

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I was actually surprised when I read this. Had no idea that our right to own and transport knives was at risk. I don't carry a knife in my pocket, but I do have a small multi-knife in my purse and a larger one in my car. My husband doesn't feel like he's fully dressed until he puts his knife in his pocket. Everyone I know would feel lost without their knives. They're tools and we use them for so many things.

We need to pay attention to this legislation around the country and speak up!

Boy Scouts really could lose their right to own and use knives!!

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cowgal wrote:
I was actually surprised when I read this. Had no idea that our right to own and transport knives was at risk. I don't carry a knife in my pocket, but I do have a small multi-knife in my purse and a larger one in my car. My husband doesn't feel like he's fully dressed until he puts his knife in his pocket. Everyone I know would feel lost without their knives. They're tools and we use them for so many things.

We need to pay attention to this legislation around the country and speak up!

Boy Scouts really could lose their right to own and use knives!!

Just imagine a country where all our rights and privledges to own any tool will be taken away. If big government gets it's way it might one day come down to that. Might have to register that miter saw with the state some day Laugh

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The left just keeps getting more and more ridiculous. I saw a pole recently that showed 56% of the population believes the government is a danger to our individual rights. I'm one of the 56%.

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I'm convinced that half of the other 44% don't even know what their rights are, and the other half doesn't care. It always amazes me to talk history with people and hear them cry about the injustice of landlords taking half of a sharecropper's labors, and then turn right around and justify the government doing the same thing. They'll complain about coal miners in the past being held hostage to the company store, and then argue for socialized medicine in the same breath. Most people know the British government was unjust prior to the revolution, but they don't know how Americans of the day defined those injustices.

In my personal opinion, the Democrats are going to get their butts handed to them this fall because they're doing the exact same thing King George did prior to the revolution -- responding to complaints and criticism with an elitist sniff and wave of the hand as they discount such people is ignorant peasants (or as Chuck Schumer refers to them -- the "chattering classes.")

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