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Obama Now Wants Your Pocket Knife
Pro-Gun New Hampshire ^ | 06/04/2009 | Evan F. Nappen, Esq.

Posted on 06/04/2009 8:10:38 PM PDT by Revtwo

Beware! That folding knife in your pocket may turn you into a criminal if the Obama administration gets its way. Although there has been a lot of fear and speculation that the new administration wants to take your guns, the most pressing threat now is actually to your pocket knives. With the changing of the guard at U.S. Customs, that agency has now embarked on redefining "switchblades" under federal law to include a wide variety of one hand opening knives that never were intended to be prohibited. In fact, many of the knives U.S. Customs now seek to prohibit under the Federal Switchblade Law had not even been invented at the time of its enactment!

This new proposed U.S. Customs regulation is so broad that thousands of pocket knives will fall under its sweep and millions of knife owners will be affected. The problem is not simply that imports will be banned (which is bad enough), but that the "agency determination" will be used by domestic courts and law enforcement to determine what a "switchblade" is under both federal and state laws. Many states, including New Hampshire, fail to define switchblades and simply rely on the federal definition.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; democrats; donttreadonme; knives; pocketknife; pocketknives; socialistblitzkrieg
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1 posted on 06/04/2009 8:10:38 PM PDT by Revtwo
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To: TigersEye

grr ping


2 posted on 06/04/2009 8:11:56 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Revtwo

What’s next, letter openers?


3 posted on 06/04/2009 8:12:51 PM PDT by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: Revtwo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1411652/posts


4 posted on 06/04/2009 8:14:12 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: diverteach

Letter writers.


5 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:11 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 136 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: diverteach

Pointed sticks! I want to do pointed sticks!


6 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:35 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Revtwo

Come and get ‘em!


7 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:38 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Revtwo

Molon Labe.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Revtwo
Amazing that Iran and North Korea are devloping nuclear weapons, and this jerk is fussing over pocket knives.

The guy is a whacko!

9 posted on 06/04/2009 8:15:47 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Revtwo
This is the biggest threat to American knife owners in U.S. history. AKTI informs us that this "Customs' proposal will make criminal out of 35.6 million Americans."

Yezzir! That'll git yal a BUNCH of votes in the mid-terms!

Juuuust keep it up dum-azzez. I have seen to-the-bone stupid in the past but this is downright aww-some!

10 posted on 06/04/2009 8:16:59 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Revtwo
Obama Now Wants Your Pocket Knife

He'll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:15 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Revtwo

What about pointed sticks?


12 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:22 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom
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To: Revtwo
I see.
North Korea can have nukes, but I can't have my old Myerchin Boatswain's Mate knife?

13 posted on 06/04/2009 8:17:53 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Cobra64

No not a wacko, a Marxist Fascist.

But we can just call him Dear Leader.

At the rate Dear Leader and his Fascist Socialists Party are going, we will be fleeing the USSA for more free societies, such as Red China and the old USSR, though Cuba is a shorter commute.


14 posted on 06/04/2009 8:18:39 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: Cobra64

This SOB wants us to get his permission to breathe.

FUB0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 06/04/2009 8:18:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Mygirlsmom

Those are next, along with pitch forks.


16 posted on 06/04/2009 8:18:56 PM PDT by cranked
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To: pandoraou812; TigersEye; Revtwo

17 posted on 06/04/2009 8:22:00 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Revtwo

This must not be allowed to go through. Are we turning into England, where people are not even allowed to carry pocket knives? This is insanity and must be stopped!


18 posted on 06/04/2009 8:22:41 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Revtwo

Of interest is the fact that there are very few pocket knives made in the US. And a large percentage of pocket knives sold have the little piece on the blade which allows one to open it one handed. A very handy feature that I like.

Anyway, I rep for a number of knife wholesalers, and just by stopping importation the feds will pretty much eliminate pocket knives. Of course they already know this.

Each day I think that I can no longer be amazed at what the libs are doing, or the willingness of the average citizen to poo poo it. And each day it seems to get more frightening. Unless there is some sort of mass epiphany of average Americans, and soon, we are cooked. And I don’t believe in those kinds of miracles.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 8:24:28 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Revtwo

Gee,ban harsh language why dontcha?


20 posted on 06/04/2009 8:25:32 PM PDT by Redcitizen (December 21, 2012; there's change for ya!)
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To: Lady Jag

I plan to go out & buy a whole box of knives this weekend. What on earth is wrong with us that we are allowing this Zero & his clown posse to ruin our country & lives???


21 posted on 06/04/2009 8:26:26 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Revtwo

He ain’t gonna get my Buck knife ...


22 posted on 06/04/2009 8:27:06 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: OldArmy52

Cuba has cigars and Latina women. Sunshine. Thats the best choice.


23 posted on 06/04/2009 8:28:03 PM PDT by Redcitizen (December 21, 2012; there's change for ya!)
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To: Revtwo
Sheesh, I may have just made outlaws out of my Mother and Mother-In-Law. This past Mother's day I sent them "rescue knives." These have built-in seatbelt cutters, glass-breaker tips, and the obligatory one-handed-opening thumb studs. Apparently, these may become illegal. I'd like to see them try to haul a couple of 70 something grandmothers off to jail.

If this comes to pass, then I guess I just lost my Colt Tailwind assisted-opening knife somewhere... ;-) Hmm, if folders are illegal, how 'bout a big old fixed-bladed knife then?

24 posted on 06/04/2009 8:30:08 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: Cobra64
Amazing that Iran and North Korea are devloping nuclear weapons, and this jerk is fussing over pocket knives.

Not in the least surprising. The purpose of any government is to control its CITIZENS so that they can be subjected to the whims of the same bureaucrats and politicians who rob them of the fruits of their labors. The Obamination and his accomplices don't give a rat's ass about Iran and North Korea because they think that all governments consist (as they themselves do) of greedy selfish pompous arrogant elitists who live to control the lives of their citizens. The only thing that might interest them about Iran and North Korea is if somehow they can generate a phoney "crisis" to gain even more power over us, the citizens of the land of the formerly free.

25 posted on 06/04/2009 8:31:33 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: diverteach
No more metal table cutlery. Soft rubber sporks only.

Obama is just looking out for us.

26 posted on 06/04/2009 8:31:45 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: null and void
"Letter writers."

They've already been taken out. And billboard political ads have to be approved by the party in power. (see WND's "where's the birth certificate" campaign)

27 posted on 06/04/2009 8:32:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: pandoraou812

You might also stock up on glass bottles.

Zero is the head of the pimple. The puss elevated him. The puss is what rules.


28 posted on 06/04/2009 8:32:59 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: RandallFlagg

That ugly thing is an assault knife!


29 posted on 06/04/2009 8:33:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: CodeMasterPhilzar

“how ‘bout a big old fixed-bladed knife then? “


In many of the “blue” states, it is already illegal to carry them.


30 posted on 06/04/2009 8:33:48 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Redcitizen
Latina women.

UG! Sotomayor. I projectile vomit on your latina women

31 posted on 06/04/2009 8:34:37 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Lady Jag

I can’t post my thoughts. They aren’t very nice. I am so sick of this man.


32 posted on 06/04/2009 8:34:49 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812
Sowell said on Beck the other day that he's glad he's old because he won't have to live to see the results of all this. I don't ever recall Sowell being so negative.


33 posted on 06/04/2009 8:41:08 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Revtwo

Yay, knife control...


34 posted on 06/04/2009 8:42:00 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Revtwo

From my cold dead hands!


35 posted on 06/04/2009 8:45:06 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: Lady Jag

I saw that Beck show with Mr.Sowell. It was chilling to hear him say that and I do agree with his tenor. Things are that bad. He is not a man who would say that lightly, as you know.

Just for good measure here’s a FUBO!!! for the usurper in chief.


36 posted on 06/04/2009 8:52:02 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: Vor Lady
But mine is so pretty ping...


37 posted on 06/04/2009 8:56:48 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: pandoraou812

I am so sick of this man.?????????

This asswipe ain’t no MAN.
He’s a muslim jerkoff of the first order. How Americans can
still fawn over this POS is beyond believeable.Why haven’t we regained our Patriotism like we had right after 9/11 and impeach this jerk and his tax cheats? No wonder Iran and NK
keep giving us the finger, we deserve it. How many fathers, mothers, uncles,and brothers have died so this prick can go
apologize for OUR arrogance?


38 posted on 06/04/2009 8:56:48 PM PDT by Slimey
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To: pandoraou812
I can’t post my thoughts. They aren’t very nice. I am so sick of this man.

That's why smart people always lose. They refrain from speaking up until there is no one left to speak up for them.

39 posted on 06/04/2009 8:58:35 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: behzinlea

40 posted on 06/04/2009 8:59:57 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 136 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Revtwo

DISARM THE PEOPLE...YOU OWN THE PEOPLE


41 posted on 06/04/2009 9:00:34 PM PDT by odin2008 (Everything in the universe is subject to change.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Sowell shocked me when he made such a fatalistic statement. IMO he’s always had a productive attitude despite circumstance. Still, days later, it gives me shivers that he said that.


42 posted on 06/04/2009 9:01:57 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Revtwo

Just look at it as stimulus for the knife makers and importers! Their sales will double overnight starting NOW!


43 posted on 06/04/2009 9:02:23 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Elections, like erections, often have similar consequences!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Rainbow colors? That’s soooo gay....


44 posted on 06/04/2009 9:02:57 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 136 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: null and void

I couldn’t find one with a unicorn on it.


45 posted on 06/04/2009 9:09:12 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: Lady Jag

Yes and the look on Glenn’s face when Mr.Sowell said that was a look of complete shock. He didn’t know what to say after Mr.Sowell’s blunt statement.


46 posted on 06/04/2009 9:11:51 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force." George Washington)
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To: diverteach
What’s next, letter openers?

Sssshhhh! Don't give them any ideas!

If the Obama administration wasn't so dangerous, it would be down right comical.

47 posted on 06/04/2009 9:13:50 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Slimey

Well said.


48 posted on 06/04/2009 9:16:26 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: Revtwo
Personally, I think 'the beige one' is going to push so hard with new laws that the vast majority of Americans will just start to not obey any laws. When the normal, law abiding citizen does that, chaos is not far behind.

If anyone thinks I'm being disrespectful to our president ..... YER RIGHT !!!

I have nothing but contempt for this pompous fascist.

Nam Vet

49 posted on 06/04/2009 9:18:19 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." .... Henry David Thoreau)
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To: Nam Vet
Now he's going to appoint a 'Pay Czar' ! All hail America's first king.

Nam Vet

50 posted on 06/04/2009 9:20:00 PM PDT by Nam Vet ("Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it." .... Henry David Thoreau)
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