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  • Texas Knife Law Reform moving forward

    05/24/2015 5:50:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There are two bills in the Texas legislature to reform the State's knife laws.  HB 905 adds knives to the state preemption law for firearms.  This will prevent people from unknowingly becoming criminals for local ordinances that they are unaware of.   The local ordiances are infamous for being selectively enforced. The second bill, HB 3884 decriminalizes arms that are clearly protected under the second amendment, highly desired knives such as Bowie knives, daggers, swords, and spears.  Strange as it may seem, these knives were made illegal to carry during reconstruction in the 1870's, and the law is still on...
  • Texas Knife Law Preemption Bill Passes House

    05/15/2015 10:00:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    KnifeRights.org ^ | 6 May, 2015 | KnifeRights.org
    Texas Knife Law Preemption Bill Passes House Print E-mail ShareThis May 5, 2015: Knife Rights' Texas Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 905, passed the House on the consent calendar 145-0. HB 905 would rid Texas of its patchwork of local knife laws more strict than state law. It now moves to the Senate. Preemption repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in the state. Two Texas cities made Knife Rights'...
  • 2nd Amendment advocates push to repeal switchblade, other knife laws

    05/11/2015 11:06:53 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | // | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Once overshadowed by the hot-button gun rights debate, laws restricting knife sales and possession are the new "second front" in the battle to preserve Second Amendment rights. The issue has gained more attention in recent years -- most recently in Baltimore, where obscure knife laws have surfaced at the center of the Freddie Gray death case. Well before that case, though, the nonprofit advocacy group Knife Rights has been steadily working in state capitals across the country to roll back or repeal longstanding knife bans and restrictions.
  • Knife Rights' Nevada Knife Law Reform Bill STALLED - -

    05/09/2015 9:19:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    KnifeRights.org ^ | 5 May, 2015 | KnifeRights.org
    May 5, 2015: Knife Rights' Nevada Knife Law Reform Bill, SB 176, appears to be stalled in the Assembly Judiciary Committee after easily passing in the Senate. For some reason Judiciary Committee Chairman Ira Hansen has not called for a vote on SB176 despite the bill being heard with no opposition in his committee two weeks ago. It s time for a vote on SB176 and Chairman Hansen needs to hear from you ASAP! If you live work or travel to Nevada (for instance to SHOT Show, USN Gathering, etc.) we need you CALL and EMAIL Judiciary Chairman Ira Hansen...
  • Cops, Prosecutors Disagree on Whether Freddie Gray's Knife Was Legal

    05/07/2015 7:32:38 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    In my column today, I mention the dispute about whether the knife carried by Freddie Gray qualified as an illegal switchblade. Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, says it clearly did not, which means police did not have probable cause to arrest him for carrying the knife. Mosby cites "Maryland law," which defines a switchblade as a knife with "a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife." But according to The Baltimore Sun, the police task force that investigated Gray's death "studied the knife and...
  • WI: Reform of Knife law Possible in Wisconsin

    05/06/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin knife law dates back to the 1950's and before, and  like a lot of weapons law, has been very selectively enforced.   If you were a minority, and spent time in Milwaukee, you were treated one way;  if you were not and lived North of the Madison- Milwaukee line, you had little to fear.   Most people had no idea that belting on their hunting knife, and putting on a jacket, made them subject to arrest for carrying a concealed weapon; and they were mostly justified because the police did not enforce the law.  Except when they wanted to, against...
  • Confirmed – Freddie Gray’s Knife WAS Illegal

    05/05/2015 7:10:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Andrew Branca
    Last Friday, while Prosecutor Mosby was announcing her poorly supported tsunami of charges against the six police officers involved in arresting and transporting the ill-fated Freddie Gray, Mosby also remarked that Gray’s knife–claimed by police to be the probable cause for his arrest–was in fact lawful under Maryland law.As reported by the New York Times:Ms. Mosby faulted the police conduct at every turn. The officers who arrested him “failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest, as no crime had been committed,” she said, describing the arrest as illegal. Officers accused him of possession of a switchblade, but Ms....
  • It Begins – The Knife Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby Said Wasn’t Illegal, is Actually, “illegal”….

    05/05/2015 3:22:08 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 75 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-5-2015 | sundance
    Marilyn Mosby 2Watch how quickly this case begins to collapse as the ‘real evidence’ begins to come to the surface. Activist, and State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby originally said: […] Officer Miller and Nero then placed Mr. Gray in a seated position and substantially found a knife clipped to the inside of his pants pocket. The blade of the knife was folded into the handle. The knife was not a switchblade and is lawful under Maryland law. These officers then removed the knife and placed it on the sidewalk. […] Lt. Rice, Officer Miller and Officer Nero failed to establish probable...
  • Freddie Gray Arrest Exposes an Antiquated Knife Law Similar to New York's

    05/01/2015 7:54:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 27 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Freddie Gray's death in Baltimore is the latest in a rash of high-profile deaths of black men at the hands of police. In what has become a much-too-familiar pattern, there are questions about how Gray died and whether the officers who arrested him used excessive force, causing the neck injury that severed his spinal cord and, apparently, killed him. Bystander video taken during Gray's arrest shows that he was conscious and apparently not severely injured when he was loaded into a police van on April 12. Gray, 25, later died of a neck injury. The circumstances suggest that Gray's transportation...
  • TX: Grandma uses NAA Guardian to Stop Knife Attack

    04/24/2015 4:38:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    From nbcdfw.com: “He stood there and we talked for a while, [him] just asking for directions and me giving them to him,” Turner recalled. “Never thought that when I turned my head that that young man would stick a knife to my throat.” But the 74-year-old grandmother had an option: An NAA Guardian that she had decided to carry with her that day. “I seen the gun laying there. And I figured that would work better than the knife,” Turner said. “I just reached down, got the gun and turned around and pointed it to his face. And I...
  • Baltimore Officials Promise Investigation Into Death of Man After His Arrest

    04/20/2015 11:58:03 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 April 2015 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Amid national protests over police treatment of black men, Baltimore officials have promised to investigate the death of Freddie Gray, an apparently healthy 25-year-old who was rushed to a hospital with spinal cord injuries after being chased and tackled by police officers. Mr. Gray, who is black, died Sunday, a week after his arrest. His family’s lawyer said that 80 percent of his spinal cord was severed at the neck while he was in police custody, and that he later lapsed into a coma. Witnesses captured parts of Mr Gray’s encounter with the police on a cellphone video, in which...
  • Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland stabbed at club; two Atlanta Hawks arrested in aftermath

    04/08/2015 6:11:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 8, 2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha, were also booked, for trying to prevent police from setting up a crime scene, the sources said.
  • Who's Faster on the Draw? Gun or Knife

    03/09/2015 8:13:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Who's faster on the draw? Gun or knife? This segment highlights a person with a gun against another with a knife, both are holstered. At the sound of the signal, each draws to hit their target. (balloons). The person with the gun targets vary from 5-7 yards out and the knife guy balloons is only 4 feet away. This demonstration shows the gun prowess from varying distances and the time it takes to hit the target, which is more impressive than watching the guy draw his knife. Don't know what do you all think? View the who's faster on the...
  • NY: Reform of 'Gravity Knife' law introduced in New York

    02/14/2015 4:43:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill to reform the much abused 'gravity knife' law in New York has been introduced into the Assembly by Member of the Assembly Quart.  From the state.ny.us: Provides that possession of a gravity knife shall constitute criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree only if the defendant has intent to use the same unlawfully against another. The actual text of the bill only shows that the term 'gravity knife ' is removed from one paragraph.  It is a minor change, but it stops prosecutors from abusing the law as they have been.  From the proposed bill:...
  • How Switchblades were Banned

    02/12/2015 9:05:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Flylock switchblade made 1918 to 1929.  3 3/8 inches long, closed. In 1958, the United States congress passed a law that banned the manufacture of switchblade knives for interstate commerce.  Most states followed the federal example.  It was a stupid and pointless law that had no serious effect on criminals, but which ensnared tens if not hundreds of thousands of innocent people.   Forturnately, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) did not exist at the time, or we might have had the BATFK.  The history of this law, the yellow journalism which promoted it, and the corrupt...
  • Knife Owners Protection Act Filed in Congress

    01/29/2015 2:17:57 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Congressman Matt Salmon from Arizona has filed the Knife Owners Protection Act (KOPA) in the 2015 session of Congress.   KOPA would extend to knives the protections afforded to firearm owners in the Firearms Owners Protection Act (FOPA) of 1986.   If a person may legally own a knife where he started his travel, and may legally own it where at the end point, he would be protected in possessing it at points in between.  From H.R. 419(pdf): (a) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any provision of8   any law or any rule or regulation of the United States,9   or of a State...
  • Police: Knife-wielding assailant injures two cops at Wilmington train station

    01/22/2015 11:08:44 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Metro ^ | January 22, 2015
    Two police officers in Wilmington were injured while trying to catch and arrest a knife-wielding 28-year-old Maynard man who had threatened people at a commuter rail station Wednesday. Authorities say Seth Mather, used a knife to threaten two people near the Main Street train station around 3:40 p.m. The people, who weren’t identified by police, locked themselves in their cars while Mather yelled at them, police said. Mather allegedly slashed two tires. He eventually ran off, jumping off a train platform as police chased him. Officer Louis Martigetti slipped on the icy platform during the chase, injuring himself.
  • The Tueller Drill Scenario

    01/20/2015 2:15:16 PM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | 1/20/2015 | J Hines
    This is an old subject but its worth taking a look at, yeh Gun vs Knife. We all know having a gun will most likely win in most cases. But, what about having your handgun holstered in cover concealed wear?, and you have a person charging you with a knife, could you get that pistol out quickly enough? Watch this on video to give you an idea of what can happen. This drill is also known as "Tueller Drill".
  • OK: Pistol as Impact Weapon worked; with Unintentional Discharge

    01/18/2015 5:29:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jerry Pierson, burglary and assault suspect Guns are built to take punishment.  Pistols are most often dense and hard, with a convenient handle.   They make fairly good improvised impact weapons. That is what happened in Oklahoma recently.   A home invader who is a suspect in several other burglaries in the Ardmore area, was caught in the act by James Collins and his father-in-law. The suspect, Pierson, had a knife, and had already used it to stab the father-in-law when Collins arrived on the scene.  From kxii.com: "I didn't know he'd been stabbed when I came out. So my first...
  • Man fleeing authorities is killed by semi

    12/31/2014 7:03:17 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    Herald Tribune ^ | Dec 30, 2014
    Man fleeing authorities is killed by semi Staff Report Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. DESOTO COUNTY - A man running from authorities died Tuesday after being stuck by a tractor trailer in DeSoto County. Octavio Lopez, 35, of DeKalb, Illinois, was running at 12:58 p.m. on the north shoulder of State Road 70. Lopez was carrying a knife and running from DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputies, who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  • Man With Knife Shot By Chicago Police After Lunging at Officers (Video)

    12/25/2014 9:45:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/25/14 | http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/12/mann-with-knife-shot-by-chicago-police-after-lunging-at-offi
    A Chicago man was shot by police after lunging at officers with a knife. The man stabbed an officer twice in his protective vest. The man was in critical condition after being shot twice by police. The Chicago Sun-Times reported: An allegedly suicidal man with a knife was shot and wounded by a Chicago Police officer on Christmas Day after he lunged at officers, injuring one of them, authorities said. Grand Crossing District police officers drove up to a building at 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of East Marquette Road in the Woodlawn neighborhood to respond to a call...
  • Court Overturns Ex-Army Medic's Weapons Conviction (CT)

    12/16/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2014 | David Collins
    e Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of former Clinton resident Jason DeCiccio. The court said part of the state law on illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle violates the Second Amendment because it bans people from transporting weapons between residences when they have the right to possess those weapons in their homes.
  • OH: Armed Citizen Found not Guilty. Were Charges Political?

    11/25/2014 4:07:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This appears to be another politically motivated trial.  The armed citizen was originally found to have been acting in self defense by the police who investigated the situation.  He was confronted by two men, one with a knife, aged 25 and 26.  There was another witness in their car.  The shooter was 43 and had a valid concealed carry permit.   The family of the attacker who was shot protested, and a prosecutor convinced a grand jury to indict the shooter, two months after the event.  From wlwt.com: CINCINNATI —A man accused of shooting another driver in a road...
  • Police: Man crawled into sunken car, saved baby

    11/19/2014 8:20:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    turnto23.com ^ | 11-19-14 | Patrick Whittle
    A Maine logger helped save an infant from drowning when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water and used a knife to cut the straps off her car seat and pull her out, police said. The baby wasn't breathing and another bystander performed CPR, reviving the girl, police said. Leo Moody, 44, of Kingman, was driving home from work Monday when he saw a flipped SUV in a culvert in Kossuth Township, about 175 miles northeast of Portland. Moody said he called 911 and rushed to the vehicle. Moody said one of the SUV's passengers told him...
  • New York City Pays Out $7,500 to Falsely Arrested Knife Owner

    11/03/2014 3:57:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 31 October, 2014 | KnifeRights.org
    Spyderco UK Pen Knife was at the center of the false arrest by NYPD KnifeRights.org Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The City of New York has agreed to pay $7,500 to a falsely arrested knife owner in a Knife Rights supported case.The embarrassing settlement shows that the city would rather pay than try to justify its illegal conduct after police declared his knife an illegal “gravity knife” even though the blade did not lock open.The knife owner (a sculptor who uses a knife for his work) was arrested, handcuffed, booked, and placed in a holding cell like a common criminal. “New York...
  • Student allowed to bring religious knife to class

    10/24/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    http://www.king5.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | eric wilkinson
    Like all religions, the Sikh faith is steeped in tradition. One of the most revered is the carrying of a Kirpan, a sword or dagger, at all times. "People will even wear it in the shower. It's kind of hard for others to understand," said Jaswinder Singh, spokesman for the Gurudwara Sikh Center of Seattle. The concept of the Kirpan is taught to children at an early age. The dagger is considered an instrument of social justice. "For the people who are formally initiated to the Kirpan, it's very near and dear," said Singh. But is it appropriate to bring...
  • Violent relationship ends with woman charged in knife death

    10/23/2014 6:34:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2014 | Ashley Luthern and Gina Barton
    A 38-year-old Milwaukee woman was charged with homicide Wednesday after she admitted killing her child's father, with whom she had a volatile relationship for at least 10 years, according to court records. The fatal stabbing occurred after the man, 41-year-old Wyland D. Thompson, jumped on the woman during an argument and she broke free, grabbing a large kitchen knife to scare him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Temika S. Marker. When Thompson overpowered her and took the weapon, Marker feared he would cut her, so she ran to the kitchen for another knife. As Thompson came toward...
  • Going under the knife tomorrow (vanity)

    10/21/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 131 replies
    L4, L5 | 10/21/14 | My anxious brain
    Well, having a double laminectomy/ Discectomy tomorrow. I don't really want to do it, but the doctor says the longer I wait the less likely function will return. I have 50% weakness in the left leg and a foot drop. It turns out I have direct impingement on the nerves which is blocking the nerve impulses. I've done excersize/therapy in the past. This time 0% improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. If this doesn't give me some improvement I'm looking at medical retirement (law enforcement). I don't really want to retire now, but God is good, I guess we'll let...
  • Four people arrested in Fridley stabbing

    08/25/2014 7:27:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-24-14 | Kristi Belcamino
    Four people were arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the stabbing of two 21-year-old men who gave two women a ride from a Fridley bar early Saturday. Police arrested Kevin Lilroy Moore, 25, of Spring Lake Park, Marcus Fultz, 20, no known city, Leanne Ranae Todd, 22, of Minneapolis and Tiffani Marie Ivy, 22, of St. Paul in connection with the stabbings, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office. Yani Randi Singh of Columbia Heights and Anthony Michael McCollum of Hilltop, Minn., both 21, gave two women a ride when the Two Stooges Bar in Fridley closed early Saturday. When...
  • St. Louis City police shoot, kill knife-wielding suspect

    08/19/2014 11:30:11 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    Fox2Now.com ^ | 8/19/14 | KTVI
    Authorities are responding to a report of an officer involved shooting in north St. Louis. It happened just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mclaren and Riverview outside a market. Authorities say a man walked into a store and showed a knife.
  • Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

    08/11/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8:41AM BST 11 Aug 2014 | By Malcolm Moore, in Beijing
    A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.
  • French Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Front Of Class

    07/04/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04 July 2014
    Robert Couffignal of the regional teachers union insisted that the attack was an "isolated case." He said the larger problem for schools in his region and around France is tension over economic decline and lack of job prospects for young people, especially those from poor or immigrant backgrounds.
  • Cops: Spurned Woman Pulled Knife On Man

    07/02/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 21 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 2, 2014 | none given
    JULY 2--A 56-year-old Florida woman is facing an assault rap after allegedly threatening a 25-year-old man with a knife after he “rejected her sexual advances,” police report.
  • St. Paul woman terrorizes family with knife, gasoline, flaming sock, charges say

    06/12/2014 7:26:29 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-12-14 | Tad Vezner
    After striking her mother's boyfriend in the head with a cooking pot and chasing him up and down the street with a butcher's knife, a St. Paul woman soaked her mother's home in gasoline, left a flaming sock on the stove and fled in her underwear before she was arrested, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Sabrina Lajewel Grey, 22, was charged with first-degree attempted arson, second-degree assault and two counts of terroristic threats in Ramsey County District Court for a harrowing Tuesday evening domestic incident that escalated to a degree that shocked some first-responders.
  • NYPD captures child stabber Daniel St. Hubert

    06/04/2014 6:40:58 PM PDT · by Callahan · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/2014 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona and Daniel Prendergast
    The NYPD has captured the maniac they believe stabbed two children in a Brooklyn elevator, killing one, by using DNA evidence from the murder weapon, police sources said Wednesday. Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday evening, three days after he allegedly killed Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and severely injured Mikayla Capers, 7, with a kitchen knife at the Boulevard Houses on Schenck Avenue. St. Hubert is a convicted felon who was released from prison nine days before he ambushed the youngsters in their East New York building on Sunday. Not long before his capture, Mayor de Blasio...
  • Woman Stabs to Death Two Attacking Pit Bulls

    05/25/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 51 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jason Kandel and Tony Shin
    A woman used a filet knife to kill two pit bulls that got out of a yard while she was walking her dogs in a Southern California desert city. Debbie Duran and a friend were walking her three German shepherds on Wednesday in Apple Valley when she said a pit bull charged them and began attacking her friend and her dog, Jodie. Another pit bull ran up seconds later. "They had one thing in mind and that was to possibly kill me, to definitely kill my dogs," Duran said, adding that she carries the knife for protection. But Kathy Suggs,...
  • Cops never saw shooter’s disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodger’s doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadn’t seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriff’s office “was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • House party horror: Five dead after 'horrific' knife attack in Canada

    04/19/2014 3:59:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 16 April, 2014 | Cyrus Engineer
    ATTACK: Matthew Douglas de Grood has been arrested after allegedly stabbing and killing five people at a house party in Canada [FACEBOOK/AP]Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a veteran police officer, has been charged with five counts of murder following the killings in Calgary.Police Chief Rick Hanson said: "We have never seen five people killed at one scene. The scene was horrific."At least 20 people were at the house party which was being held to celebrate the end of term at the University of Calgary.De Grood, 22, was invited to the party and soon after arriving picked up...
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with KnifeRights.org founder Doug Ritter. We discussed the growing efforts to stop and/or repeal knife control and ways in which knife control and gun control intersect. We asked Ritter, "So how do laws banning or controlling certain types of knives about?"
  • The Slave's Friend "Bowie Knife" Pamphlet

    03/28/2014 7:30:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    About 30 years ago, I come across the article pictured above.   It is the start of an article in The Slave's Friend, a pamphlet published by an Anti-Slavery abolitionist society out of New York City.    The article is informative in a number of ways. At first glance, the words  "The Slave's Friend" and "Bowie Knife" bring together the idea of an armed slave being able to resist oppression.  That actually was the case in Texas, upheld by the Texas Supreme Court in Cockrum v. State in the antebellum South in 1859.   The case, cited in both the Heller...
  • Looking for Slave's Friend Bowie Knife Pamphlet

    03/26/2014 11:53:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of years ago I came across a good image of the above Slave's Friend abolitionist pamphlet.   It was published sometime between 1836 and 1860, most likely in the earlier years.    Freeper Ruy Dias de Bivar was kind enough to send me the image above, which is from MAN AT ARMS, published by the NRA, August, 1997, page 12. I intend to make this pamphlet easily available on the Internets, but I need a better image than the one above.   I know at least one better one exists, because I saw it in a reference book on weapons...
  • Tennessee on the Edge of Repealing Knife Ban

    03/26/2014 6:11:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the second amendment. In  1958 the U.S. government banned the interstate sale of switchblade  knives.   It was a stupid law that accomplished nothing but to inconvenience law abiding people while setting another in a long line of incremental precedents toward unlimited federal power.  In 1958, the federal government still recognized that the commerce clause in the constitution did not grant it unlimited power, so the ban was only on interstate commerce, not on manufacture or possession.  Not surprisingly, its major proponent was a New York representative from New York City. In recent years,...
  • CA:Campbell: Man freed in stabbing of 16-year-old after prosecutors agree with self-defense claim

    03/22/2014 12:36:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    CAMPBELL -- Prosecutors heeded a man's self-defense claim when they decided not to file charges in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy during a weekend confrontation at Campbell's largest park, authorities said. (snip) Tharp told investigators he was attacked by Diaz and at least two other people and once he was knocked to the ground and absorbing kicks to his head, he pulled out a hunting knife with a six-inch blade and swung it to ward off his attackers, and Diaz was stabbed. Buller said Tharp was beaten by as many as six people. Buller said the group, of...
  • Amanda Seyfried accidentally sneaks Swiss Army knife on plane, alerts TSA

    03/16/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 15, 2014
    Actress Amanda Seyfried accidentally snuck a Swiss Army knife onto a plane, and then alerted the TSA about it.
  • At least 3 killed in knife attack at Chinese market

    03/13/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 7 replies
    Fox news/ap ^ | 3/14/14 | AP
    BEIJING – One person was shot dead after a knife attack that left at least three people dead in a Chinese market Friday, state media said, in the second such attack in two weeks. Another person was injured in the attack in the southern city of Changsha, according to local radio station Hunan Jiaotong.
  • CA:San Jose: Bouncer's killer freed; self-defense declared in deadly downtown stabbing

    02/16/2014 6:50:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 14 February, 2014 | Robert Salonga
    SAN JOSE -- A cook who stabbed an off-duty bouncer to death during a confrontation downtown has been released from jail after prosecutors declared that he was acting in self-defense, a decision sparked by the revelation that the man who died was also armed with a knife. The 22-year-old San Jose man who works as a cook at a downtown restaurant may have at some point worked with 26-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Viri, who was well known in the downtown bar and restaurant scene. Assistant District Attorney Marc Buller, who reviewed the case, said security cameras in the area...
  • Trinidad and Tobago:Intruder shot dead

    02/02/2014 7:03:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    newsday.co.tt ^ | 10 January, 2014 | ALEXANDER BRUZUAL
    A JUSTICE of the Peace turned the tables on a criminal, shooting and killing an unidentified man who, armed with a knife, forced his way into the JP’s St James home during the early morning hours yesterday. Police reported at about 5 am, Justice of the Peace Bonnie Asgar Ali, who lives at the corner of Bombay Street and Kathleen Street in St James, was awakened by the sound of the front door of his home being violently shaken. Ali quickly grabbed his licensed firearm and cautiously made his way toward the front door. At the same time, the door...
  • OH:Homeowner Fires Gun At Suspect During Home Invasion

    02/02/2014 6:51:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    10tv.com ^ | 30 January, 2014 | NA
    Keith Dennis was walking home when he was approached by two men. One of the suspects held a knife to Dennis’ back and demanded money. “I thought I was going to die, to tell you the truth, because the knife was 10 inches long,” said Dennis. The men followed him home. Dennis had a friend sleeping upstairs who sensed something was wrong. He came down and fired shots at the men.