U.S. Customs and Border tried to stop our knife rights.

United States
July 15, 2009 6:37pm CST
Alot of you may have been unaware of this but U.S. Customs and Border tried to pass an addition to the definition of a Switchblade set in 1956. this definition would have made the definition to be a knife "which can be opened with a single hand", and you guessed it, that little folder you might or might not have in your pocket right now would have made you a criminal, from what i heard it did not pass though, so we are safe, but tell me. what do you think about America's rights being limited and fought over everyday? we had to fight to keep a little pocket knife legal, whats next?
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• United States
15 Jul 09
Well Im sure they were trying to pass it for illegals that come in since a lot of them carrying those knives could have been seen as a threat. It probably wasnt really meant for the average person but you never know because in mexico it is illegal to bear arms so it could have been something similar to this. Only the future will tell what they might try to take away. It might be something dumb like no taking packages across the border or something.
• United States
16 Jul 09
That could be it, but courts depend on the US Customs and Border patrols definition of stuff. the un intended problems as they were called by some could have still hurt the econmy worse, and taken away rescue knives from saftey patrols and emergency response personel.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I see your new here! It seems like your fate here is to join all the politics discussions you can and you will go far here! I'm serious. tdemex
• United States
16 Jul 09
lol actually i like to talk alot about knives, im not big into politics. only when the goverment tries to take away my right to carry my $200 Warren Osborne S30V blade Benchmade 930 Kulgera Axis Lock First Production knife.