Skip to comments.Knife Rights' Knife Owners' Protection Act Introduced in Congress
Posted on 11/18/2013 12:01:50 PM PST by smokingfrogEdited on 11/18/2013 12:03:40 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knife Owners' Protection Act, H.R.3478, has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). H.R.3478 would protect the right of knife owners to travel throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad patchwork of state and local knife laws.
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> secure and safe transportation of knives through jurisdictions where the mere ownership of a certain type of knife is enough to bring arrest and criminal prosecution.
How long is too long? 2 1/2 inches?
Some state knife laws have been really badly written. I remember years ago, reading the Florida statute on concealed carry and one of the things forbidden was “Buck Knifes”. That surely meant one of the Buck 110 lockback knives, but it simply said Buck.
However it was interpreted, it was a bad law and I suspect has been repealed or re-written.
My trusty trapper goes everywhere with me. You never know when you are going to come across roadkill to skin and eat.
This thing was designed for NYC and gov buildings where more than 2.5 inches = “weapon”
So now we’re going to have poorly written Law A that will supersede and protect you from poorly written Law B, which was poorly written to clarify poorly written Law C, which is peripherally connected to poorly written Law D, which was never enforced because poorly written Law E has conflicting language, which still leaves spoons and forks in unregulated limbo.
Ayn Rand was certainly prophetic.
Knife, bat, axe handle, pipe, chain, hammer ..... whats next, you got a licence to have them arms? why do you need two, makes you twice as dangerous...
I went to a motorcycle toy run once in Baltimore.
At the gate they were checking for knives. I had my pocket knife I always carry in my pocket. They made me walk all the way back to where my bike was to place it in the tour pack.
I got into the toy run area and one of the first things I spotted was a vendor selling knives.
Annoying Orange believes in the RKBKn every time he shouts “KNIFE!!!”
Not really a sword item, but something related to edged weapons... I don’t know what this proposed law is about in detail, but in general I certainly would like to see some deregulation of knives in several key ways.
We are so backwards now. We have ceded the idea that government is limited in power and jurisdiction. We now see government as something all powerful that can only be restricted by law.
Obama’s beloved Islamists used box cutters to kill 3,000 innocent people and nearly kill 75,000. The blade on a typical box cutter is barely an inch and a half.
I have a Buck just like that. I also have a Schrade which is a twin except for the name.
Knife regulations??? Someone please tell me this is a joke.
Finally. It’s about time we repealed the frankly ridiculous laws against various types of knives. Trench knives, switchblades, and butterfly knifes should be legal to carry. In addition, can brass knuckles be attached?
The knife laws in some states are truly bad. Minnesota’s is so vague, nobody knows if you’re even allowed kitchen knives.
Exactly. Right to bear arms covers blades.
I can only imagine a mugger’s face with one of those jabbing towards his eye.
I am apprehensive about this, if for no other reason than by establishing it under federal law might make it possible to be turned on its head in federal law someday.
It’s a jurisdictional thing. Right now, congress has authorized Customs and Border Patrol to involve itself with knife rights deep within US territory. I don’t like ‘em, and I don’t trust ‘em.
Be suspicious when the want to “federalize” state laws.
Wouldn’t the spikes interfere with the skinning hook?
I’ll get back to you if I ever feel the need to skin someone :p
I’ll tell you though, getting punched in the face with that thing would ruin anyone’s day.
How long is too long? 2 1/2 inches?
And about as useful as FOPA, which means not useful at all when the idjits in NY or NJ or CA decide to hassle you.
The idea behind the spikes is to keep someone from grabbing your hand. The blade is the deadly part of a knife.
The thing is long enough to actually go all the way through a relatively thin person. It’s more of a show weapon than anything else, until I can custom make some sort of sheath for it. Full tang is great for durability, but not good for easy carry.
Only $100 :D
1/8” is too long. ALL knives are banned.
...this is a knoif!
My friend is a knife collector and has one of those. I think it has 141 tools.
It comes with a certificate from Guinness book of world records
When he brings his knife collection to scouts, that Swiss Army “knife” is the grand finale
I never realized they actually sold that, I thought it was just a put on.
Our scout (soon to be Trail Life) troop has an annual knife exchange at Christmas.
Where do I have to go to apply for my rock carrying permit?
It’s not, but probably should be. I wonder what kind of regulations China has on knives after all those people were attacked at the police station & that school?
Don’t travel through Alabama with one. The says there says you will do, and I quote, “hard time”.
Thanks. I’ve been looking for a Böker.
That reminds me of a recent discussion on another thread.
My Father served on a Walton County Jury back in the late 40s. A Black hobo was being tried for having a concealed weapon, a knife. The defendant had no attorney but he showed how he used the knife to open cans. He also had a fork and spoon in his kit.
Now Daddy and probably every other man on the jury would now probably be considered a racist. It didn’t matter tho as they had no interest in convicting an innocent man and found him not guilty.
I’ve carried a Swiss Army Knife since I was 11 (51 years ago). I use it 4-5 times a day for everything from trimming my nails, opening cans, sawing a limb.
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