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  • MN: Charges Dropped against Paul Jason Allen in Rochester, Self Defense Cited

    01/10/2018 7:26:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Paul Jason Allen was involved in a verbal altercation on 19 May, 2017. He says three men in a truck drove past him while he was crossing a street at the intersection. They say he stood in the street and prevented them from passing, then yelled at them, including something about their mother. All agree the truck stopped, and the three men exited the vehicle. One of the men grabbed a rake from the truck and chased Allen. Somewhere in the process, Allen produced a knife. Three to one is clear disparity of force, so Allen could be justified...
  • Police ID Woman Charged With Murdering Husband At Hopkins Hospital

    10/14/2017 8:06:12 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 14 replies
    WJZ CBS Baltimore ^ | 14 October 2017 | WJZ TV
    . . . Hospital staff told police that Jones and Yancey had been arguing while waiting for their 14-year-old son to get a procedure. Shortly after, Jones came out of the room and said Yancey had cut himself. Staff went into the room and found Yancey with lacerations to the upper body. Yancey was pronounced dead a short time later. Jones left the hospital before officers arrived on scene. . . .
  • Two dead in Marseille train station knife attack: police

    10/01/2017 6:46:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | 1 OCt 2017 | Afp
    <p>MARSEILLE (AFP) - A man armed with a knife killed two people at the main train station in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille on Sunday before being shot by soldiers patrolling there, local officials said.</p> <p>"Two victims have been stabbed to death," regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres told AFP, referring to the attack which occurred at 1:45 pm (1145 GMT).</p>
  • Self Defense Against a Knife Attack

    08/08/2017 8:36:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/8/2017 | B Richardson
    Knife Defense techniques has been around since the early centuries. With the use of firearms for self defense, defending against a knife has taken a back seat. However, in some countries like the United Kingdom their stats of knife attacks happens every 4 seconds back in 2008 ( this is more knife attacks per capita than U.S. gun attacks at the time. Regardless, knife attacks do exist and here we will introduce functional knife defense that was design to be taught to the mass, learned in a few minutes, but needs to be honed. The more you practice the better...
  • Pennsylvania Allows Guns and Knives in Schools for Lawful Purposes

    07/19/2017 2:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to possess a weapon on school grounds. There are broad exceptions. From 18 Pa.C.S. 912(c): (c) Defense.–It shall be a defense that the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful purpose. The words are clear. The meaning is plain.  As a father, Andrew Goslin brought a pocketknife to school and showed it to school administrators to demonstrate the silliness of their no pocketknives policy.The police were called, Goslin was arrested. The case went all the way to the...
  • Reform of Michigan Knife Law Goes to Governor Snyder

    07/01/2017 4:55:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan is on the verge of repealing its antique ban on automatic knives.Michigan was the first state to ban switchblades. It was an early test of the power of the post-war media to push emotional, irrational, legislation. The law, which had an exemption for one-armed people, was passed in 1952.The impetus for the ban is believed to have come from a November, 1950 article  by Jack Harrison Pollack. The Toy That Kills was published in  the Woman's Home Companion. Call it propaganda, yellow journalism, muckraking; it had little to do with fact, and everything to do with pushing legislation...
  • Knife Reform Bill Passes Texas Legislature: On to Governor Abbott

    05/30/2017 5:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    ammoland ^ | 27 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Texas Legislature has passed significant knife law reform by large margins. The bill is on the way to Governor Abbott, and will likely be signed into law. The bill removes bowie knives, dirks, throwing knives, daggers, swords and spears from the list of “illegal knives”.H.B. 1935 in the House with a vote of 131 to 1. The Senate vote has not yet been reported. In the last legislature a similar bill was approved by the Senate unanimously. The ban on knives was first passed in 1871.In 1871, the reconstruction government in Texas passed the bill to forbid the...
  • Competing Federal Knife Bills Blunt Reform Efforts

    05/24/2017 12:08:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    With Donald Trump as President, now is the time to reform federal knife laws and to protect knife owners from abusive state laws.Two different bills have been introduced, one in the House, H.R. 84, by Knife Rights, and one in the Senate, S. 1092, by American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). The two bills are based on continuing efforts by both groups. They are superficially similar, but differ in crucial details. Both bills are fairly short. As with all legislation, you have to read the language very carefully and critically to understand some of the differences.The Knife Rights bill...
  • Man with knife arrested outside Buckingham Palace moments before Queen drives past

    05/24/2017 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 MAY 2017 | Robert Midgley and Danny Boyle
    A man with a knife has been arrested near Buckingham Palace, as Britain remains on critical terror alert amid fears Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone. The man was detained by police on The Mall just moments before the Queen passed by in a car on her way to an engagement with the Duke of Edinburgh at St Paul's Cathedral.
  • Knife Check at the NRA Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

    05/02/2017 4:08:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 1 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Weapons could be carried, openly or concealed, at the NRA Meeting in Atlanta in 2017. Except where the Secret Service had control of the venue for President Trump's speech. As you can see, knives and numerous other items that people would not think of as weapons, such as selfie sticks and backpacks, were prohibited.This could have presented a major problem for people who had just walked a half a mile from parking to see and hear the first American President to address the NRA Annual Meeting since Ronald Reagan in 1983.Fortunately, Doug Ritter of Knife Rights had arranged a...
  • UT Austin stabbing: 1 killed, at least 2 others wounded, suspect in custody

    05/01/2017 1:33:38 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 1, 2017 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING – A stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on Monday killed one person and wounded at least two others, emergency workers said, as school officials confirmed a suspect was in custody.
  • GA: Omnibus Gun Law Reform Moves Forward with Knife Law Reform

    03/29/2017 6:15:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 29 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 292 is the Georgia omnibus gun law reform bill for 2017.  It is similar to the reform bill HB 1060, that passed the legislature last year. That bill was vetoed by Governor Deal.HB 292 has a couple of differences. Church carry is not addressed in the 2017 bill, and knife reform has been added as an amendment. Here are some of the features of HB 292, from Will allow for a person moving into GA who has a valid firearms license or permit to carry on that permit for 90 days or upon person attaining a GWL;Allow for...
  • Colorado Knife Law Reform is on Governor’s Desk

    03/24/2017 6:20:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Colorado is working hard to reform its antiquated knife bans.  In the late 1950's and early 1960's, a wave of bans on knives swept the nation. The were propelled by emotional tirades of a New York Congressman, and fueled by allegations of widespread use by gangs, in spite of a lack of data. There was no wave of knife violence. But the fake media of the day was able to sweep bans on “gravity” and “switchblade” knives through legislatures across the country.  A federal ban in the interstate shipping of automatic knives was enacted into law in 1958, and...
  • Pennsylvania Court: Automatic Knives not Protected by Second Amendment

    03/15/2017 5:19:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A Pennsylvania Court has found that automatic knives are not protected arms under the Second Amendment. The case is not precedential, and is unlikely to be appealed. The finding was made on 9 March, 2017. On July 29th, 2014, William Battle entered the Pike County Administrative Building for an appointment with a probation officer.  Battle had plead guilty to aggravated assault involving a firearm in 2009, when he was 18, for a crime committed eight months earlier, when he was 17.  He was convicted as an adult. Aggravated assault is a felony in Pennsylvania.  Under Pennsylvania law Battle may...
  • VA: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Knife Law Reform

    03/07/2017 6:01:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 20 February, 2017, Governor McAuliffe (D) Virginia vetoed HB 1432.  The bill would have reformed Virginia law to remove the blanket prohibition on carrying, possessing, trading or selling  of switchblade knives.The law was a holdover from the 1950's when bans on the ownership of switchblade knives swept the nation. The bans were based on groundless hysteria about their supposed use by street gangs. The play “West Side Story” was said to have a role in the passage of these laws.  A federal statute banning the interstate sale of switchblade knives was passed.  From the excellent article by Bernard...
  • Knife Law Reforms Advance in Several States

    01/30/2017 4:48:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Knife Arizona – -( Rights is a small organization that is producing big results. The founder, Doug Ritter, has said that they have created a “second front” in the war to restore the Second Amendment. He is correct. In 2010, Doug convinced the NRA lobbyist in Arizona, Todd Rathner, to join the organization. The small but effective organization has produced astounding results, rolling back abusive, antiquated knife laws in 15 states.They have accomplished complete knife law reform in Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. Adults in those states can now carry and use knives for legal purposes...
  • Defeat a Knife-wielding Terrorist

    12/05/2016 8:29:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 4/12/16 | Kfir Itzhaki
    Kfir Itzhaki, a courageous expert in Krav Maga defense, shows exactly how he neutralized a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist and explains why he chose to take a chance on his own life. Video
  • Tim Kaine initially blames ‘gun violence’ for Ohio State car-and-knife attack

    11/30/2016 3:52:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Monday he was saddened by the “senseless act of gun violence” at Ohio State University, even though the attacker used a butcher knife and a car. Mr. Kaine, who ran on the 2016 Democratic ticket with presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, was accused of pushing a gun-control agenda after his Twitter post blaming firearms for the siege. Eleven people were injured in a rampage by Somali-born student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who drove into a crowd on a sidewalk and then chased bystanders with a knife in what is being investigated as a possible act of...
  • Ohio State attacker blamed media for portrayal of Muslims

    11/28/2016 4:52:12 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/28 | David K. Li and Yaron Steinbuch
    A Somali refugee and Ohio State University student plowed his car into a group of people on campus Monday and slashed them with a butcher knife — and police are now investigating whether the attack was an act of terror, federal sources told The Post. “He did exhibit some of the methods encouraged by terror groups who can’t attack the US themselves,” a federal source said. When the attack began, police issued an “active shooter” alert that prompted a campus-wide lockdown and chillingly ordered students to “run, hide, fight.”
  • German cops hunt knife gang who stabbed four people at Frankfurt train station

    10/30/2016 6:03:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 29th October 2016 | MARK HODGE
    GERMAN police are hunting a crazed knife gang who stabbed four people at train station in Frankfurt. The attack occurred at Hauptwache station and cops have confirmed that all four victims are in hospital.