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  • New details emerge after deadly playground attack

    08/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    FOX 17 (West Michigan) ^ | August 5, 2014
    Police said four children were at the playground inside the mobile home park when a 12-year-old pulled out a knife and began stabbing Michael Conner Verkerke, 9, repeatedly in the back. Adam Zachow, who lives across the street from the Verkerke’s, said his kids spend the weekend playing with Michael, who goes by his middle name, Conner.
  • Man gets 3 life sentences plus 60 years for Hoffman Estates triple murder

    07/09/2014 8:08:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2014 | George Houde
    The man who murdered three members of a Hoffman Estates family and seriously wounded another in a 2009 knife attack was sentenced today to three life sentences without parole plus an additional 60 years. D’Andre Howard, 26, showed no emotion as Cook County Judge Ellen Mandeltort delivered the sentence in a crowded Rolling Meadows courtroom.
  • 6-year-old cousin of Bulls' Taj Gibson stabbed to death in Brooklyn elevator

    06/02/2014 8:21:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    NEW YORK -- A man with a kitchen knife stabbed two young children, one fatally, in an elevator in a New York City apartment building on Sunday evening, police said. Police found Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and a 7-year-old girl with stab wounds to their torsos at the building in Brooklyn's East New York neighborhood after responding to a 911 call. Avitto is the cousin of Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson, WGN-TV reported.
  • 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...
  • Tearful plea from victim's dad in deadly rampage (More gun laws, nothing about knives)

    05/25/2014 7:27:45 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/24/2014 | Yahoo
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A man whose son was among the victims killed in a shooting rampage near a California university quaked with grief and rage Saturday as he described his "lost and broken" family and the proliferation of guns he believes led to his son's death. "Our son Christopher and six others are dead," Richard Martinez told reporters gathered outside a sheriff's station for a news conference the day after the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, where the 20-year-old son was a sophomore. "You don't think it'll happen to your child until it does."
  • KS: Knife Law Refom Significant

    04/26/2014 11:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A growing trend in state governments is the reform of antiquated knife laws.  The laws were often passed decades ago.  They have been overtaken by Constitutional law.   Clearly, if firearms are protected under the second amendment, so are knives. Last year, in 2013, Kansas reformed their knife laws, enacting a statewide preemption to prevent local governments from chilling the exercise of second amendment rights for knives.   The law was found to have some ambiguity, so this year, as part of an overall weapons law reform bill, it was made clear that old local laws were repealed, and that it...
  • Student killed in stabbing at Jonathan Law High School

    04/25/2014 8:35:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | April 25, 2014 | Rob Polansky
    MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - Police responded to a stabbing at a high school in Milford on Friday morning. It happened at the Jonathan Law High School on Lansdale Avenue. Police called it an isolated incident between two students that happened inside the building. The victim was found in a stairwell.
  • Knife Control Based on Same 'Irrational Premise' as Gun Control

    03/30/2014 6:20:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 3/30/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 29th Breitbart News sat down with 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?"
  • Police: Woman slashed after texting feud

    03/24/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | March 24, 2014
    DAYTON — A woman was arrested on a felonious assault charge after Dayton police responded to a report of a stabbing Sunday evening. Diona E. Day, 22, was taken into custody at her Lakebend Drive apartment after police say she slashed at another woman with a butcher knife. According to the police report, the two women had been arguing all day via texts and Facebook posts.
  • 27 dead in knife attack at SW China train station

    03/01/2014 10:12:42 AM PST · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 3-1-14 | AP
    <p>BEIJING (AP) -- A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.</p>
  • Trenton man stabbed Saturday night dies in hospital three days later

    02/20/2014 8:13:35 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Trentonian ^ | February 19, 2014 | Penny Ray
    Dwelle Jerome Clark was stabbed in the stomach by his ex-girlfriend Edna White moments after he caught her rummaging through his mother’s handbag. “He said, ‘Stay out of my mom’s things,’” witness to the stabbing Omar Mills said Wednesday. According to Mills, after Clark, 55, uttered those words, White, 56, started hitting him with a walking cane. Clark then took the cane away from her, Mills said, and walked into his bedroom. White then grabbed a butcher knife from atop a dresser, followed Clark into his room and stabbed him in the abdomen, Mills said.
  • Woman charged in warrant in slaying of Brother Rice teacher

    01/25/2014 9:34:51 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 25, 2014
    An Ohio woman with a history of prostitution stabbed to death a longtime Brother Rice High School teacher in a dispute over money, Orland Park police said Saturday. Alisha M. Walker, 20, has been named in a no-bond, first-degree murder arrest warrant in the slaying of Alan Filan, 61, in his Orland Park home last weekend, police said. Walker, of Akron, Ohio, was arrested early Friday in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is being held at the Allen County Jail there, awaiting extradition, police said in a news release today.
  • Vallejo woman arrested for throwing knives in restaurant

    12/19/2013 7:30:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Times-Herald online ^ | 12-19-13 | Times-Herald staff
    A Vallejo woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Wednesday morning for allegedly throwing a steak knife at a Denny's waitress, police said. The restaurant at 4355 Sonoma Blvd. had refused to serve the woman because she had left without paying her bill on several occasions, Lt. Jeff Bassett said. The woman, 56-year-old Ayo Carew, "went into a rage" after she was refused service and started throwing knives and forks at about 7:50 a.m., Bassett said. According to the police report, the waitress told officers she had to duck to avoid being hit by a knife.
  • Knives and the Second Amendment(by Kopel, Cramer,and Olson)

    11/24/2013 11:49:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform ^ | 21 November, 2013 | Kopel, Cramer, and Olson
    Abstract: This Article is the first scholarly analysis of knives and the Second Amendment. Under the Supreme Court’s standard in District of Columbia v. Heller, knives are Second Amendment “arms” because they are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes,” including self-defense. There is no knife that is more dangerous than a modern handgun; to the contrary, knives are much less dangerous. Therefore, restrictions on carrying handguns set the upper limit for restrictions on carrying knives. Prohibitions on carrying knives in general, or of particular knives, are unconstitutional. For example, bans of knives that open in a convenient way...
  • A second look at self-defense after woman is kidnapped and raped

    10/12/2013 12:45:16 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 90 replies
    CarolinaLive.Com ^ | October 11, 2013 | April Baker
    Experts have advice for women, such as Crews and Duff, when it comes to protecting yourself from a potential sexual assault or abduction. "Really some of the simplest techniques to use are just walk with confidence. Don't be a target in how you're walking. Don't close yourself off, hunch over, don't seem timid or scared from the environment. Walk with authority," said Tina Toth, who is a sexual assault counselor for the Rape Crisis Center. She adds that predators tend to act on opportunity, so finding ways to limit your vulnerability is important. Other safety and self-defense practices include having...
  • Are Knives Considered "Arms" Protected by the Second Amendment?

    08/12/2013 6:36:36 AM PDT · by rover3 · 36 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 3/29/2013 | R Alexander
    Prohibitions on the carrying of knives in general, or of particular knives, are unconstitutional. There is no knife which is more dangerous than a modern handgun; to the contrary, knives are much less dangerous. Therefore, restrictions on the carrying of handguns set the upper limit for restrictions on knife carrying. Read the rest here
  • Freep a Poll!(Do you think the TSA should allow small knives on airplanes?)

    06/06/2013 3:44:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies ^ | 6-6-13 | LA Daily News
    Thursday's Poll Do you think the TSA should allow small knives on airplanes? Yes No
  • Gun Control Debate: 6 Lousy Arguments About Guns (A Mixed Bag)

    04/10/2013 8:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 10. 2013 | Alasdair Denvil
    It's still unclear what sort of actual legislation is going to be passed — or even introduced — in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But, though the laws may or may not change, the debate stays pretty much the same, and continues to be confounded by some of the usual defective arguments and assertions. Here are a few: 1. "People kill, not guns, and they'll find a way to kill, even without guns." Obviously, people can kill one another without guns. But guns clearly make it much easier to kill others. That's why we outfit our...
  • Knives and the Second Amendment

    03/25/2013 12:05:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 25 March, 2013 | David Kopel
    That’s the title of my forthcoming article in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. My co-authors are Clayton Cramer and Joe Olson. The abstract: This Article is the first scholarly analysis of knives and the Second Amendment. Knives are clearly among the “arms” which are protected by the Second Amendment. Under the Supreme Court’s standard in District of Columbia v. Heller, knives are Second Amendment “arms” because they are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes,” including self-defense. Bans of knives which open in a convenient way (bans on switchblades, gravity knives, and butterfly knives) are unconstitutional....
  • Passed by Senate, bill easing knife restrictions now goes to state House

    03/08/2013 7:31:46 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | Mar. 8, 2013 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — The state Senate has approved and sent to the House a bill rewriting Tennessee’s knife laws to eliminate a prohibition against switchblades and to assure that knives with blades longer than 4 inches can be carried for self-protection. Current law makes possession of a switchblade a misdemeanor crime. Carrying a knife with a blade over 4 inches in length can be a felony if it’s “for the purpose of going armed.” Sen. Mike Bell, the Riceville Republican sponsor of the bill, says that carrying a knife for self-defense meets that definition, although current law also says a longer...
  • Knives to be allowed on flights; change dubbed ‘shortsighted’

    03/05/2013 1:36:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 5, 2013, 4:10 PM
    Small knives are set to be permitted in carry-on luggage on flights, in a change to current guidelines announced by the TSA today. Knives with blades no more than 2.36 inches in length from tip to where the blade meets the handle or hilt will be approved for carry-on. The blade must be no more than half an inch in width. The TSA also announced toy bats and sporting equipment such as hockey sticks and golf clubs will also be allowed on board aircraft. …
  • TSA allows knives on planes, flight attendants union calls decision 'dangerous'

    03/05/2013 11:17:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies ^ | 3-5-2013 |
    <p>The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that U.S. airline passengers will soon be allowed to carry small knives in their carry-on bags, a move that prompted swift condemnation from a flight attendants union.</p> <p>The union for Southwest Airlines flight attendants called the decision "dangerous" and "designed to make the lives of TSA staff easier, but not make flights safer."</p>
  • Falcons fan reportedly stabbed in neck by 49ers fan

    01/20/2013 6:58:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 20, 2013
    ATLANTA -- A man was injured in a fight outside the Georgia Dome and taken to nearby Grady Hospital following Atlanta's loss to San Francisco in the NFC title game. According to a report by Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, a 49ers fan stabbed a Falcons fan in the neck with a knife. Georgia Dome spokesman Jason Kirksey emailed a statement to The Associated Press Sunday saying an altercation occurred in a parking lot outside the dome at 6:40 p.m.
  • Post Newtown: Time to Just Ban Everything?

    01/12/2013 1:13:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies ^ | January 10, 2013 | Steve Pauwels
    Perhaps the Christmas 2012 season was bloodier than normal — or perhaps December 14th’s particularly heinous Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in suburban Newtown, Connecticut only makes it seem so. In any case, lots of people died violently over several pre-holiday weeks. And, adding to the awfulness, the widespread reaction has been an exasperatingly predictable exercise in distraction and misdirection. Actually, to clarify: it’s the reaction to the Connecticut atrocity that’s been vocally wrongheaded. December’s other outbreaks of firearms carnage have, by comparison, been forgotten pretty quickly by the national press and commentariat. In case you don’t know, three days...
  • Man claiming to be Satan stabs one, threatens four, police say

    01/07/2013 3:17:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 7, 2013 | Wayne K. Roustan, Sun
    A 30-year-old Hallandale Beach man who claimed to be Satan was arrested Sunday and accused of stabbing one man and threatening four other people, including a pregnant woman, Hollywood Police said. Michael Anthony Thomas is charged with 13 counts that include aggravated battery with a weapon causing bodily harm, false imprisonment, resisting arrest and threatening law enforcement officers, Broward Jail records show.
  • British Doctors Call for Ban on Long Kitchen Knives to End Stabbings

    12/27/2012 9:09:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/27/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    The good news is that if we ever do get that assault rifle ban, followed by a handgun ban, followed by a ban of anything that can shoot bullets, the “Banners” will still have a banner year of banning all the other ways with which people kill other people. Violent crimes haven’t gone away with the UK’s gun control. They’ve actually gone up. Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504 Instead of gun...
  • Op-Ed: Must Read: The Cheesemaker Occupation Must End

    09/05/2012 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/12
    I have seen many news reports about the murder of a settler family by an unknown intruder, but none of these reports have made note of the real tragedy in this case. That of the knife. Jewish children are a dime a dozen. One can hardly walk through Jerusalem without being able to throw a stone in the direction of half a dozen of them. But knives are a vital part of Palestinian culture. A good throat slitting knife may be handed down through the generations. When I visited Gaza in July, I met a brave fighter who showed me...
  • Fork You: Obama Forces Latino Audience to Give Up Silverware Before Speech

    06/23/2012 10:35:49 AM PDT · by montag813 · 80 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-23-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWhy doesn't Barack Obama trust Latinos with knives and forks at a dinner reception?Washington is buzzing about a new scandal - no, not 'Fast and Furious', that is just the GOP contributing to our "broken politics", or the rantings of a lone nutbag blogger (pay no attention to that pesky dead border agent, or Obama's assertion of executive privilege). No, the big new scandal is how Obama's security detail confiscated the forks of every member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) before Obama would come out to speak. This after denying them knives to eat...
  • Bible-college student’s pocketknife spoils trip to New York City

    06/12/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT · by KyGeezer · 44 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeb Phillips
    He has completed the community service, and he has paid the fine. Because of the way that Clayton Baltzer sees the world, he believes this must be part of God’s plan. Still, the Grove City High School graduate now has a New York weapons charge on his record. Baltzer, 19, is a Bible-college student — a camping-ministry major — and took his pocketknife to New York City on a field trip. He did not know about New York’s strict knife laws. He now has some fame among knife-rights advocates because of what happened to him. “I have never been in...
  • IN Senate Committee Votes Unanimously to Repeal Switchblade Ban

    01/12/2012 8:31:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 2+ views ^ | 10 January, 2012 | NA
    January 10, 2012: Indiana Senate’s Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters unanimously passed Senate Bill SB06, a Knife Rights requested bill sponsored by Senators Jim Tomes and Johnny Nugent, which would overturn the state’s antiquated and irrational ban on the possession of switchblade/automatic knives. This is just the first step in this effort, but the unanimous bipartisan vote bodes well for the bill's future. If you live, work or travel in Indiana, please contact your Senator and ask them to support SB06 when it comes to the floor for a vote in the coming days. Click here to locate...
  • Why They're All Out for Newt

    12/16/2011 12:18:40 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The long knives are out for Newt. I mean, everybody knows this. Everybody's looking at this. We saw it to one degree or another yesterday, last night in the debate. We've seen it in various publications. Most people, most average citizens -- people who pay attention to politics around election time and shortly after the election to see what's gonna happen. Most people's reaction of Newt Gingrich is not that he had anything to do with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae. They don't know that. I mean, they're hearing about it now. They don't know what he did.
  • anyone know much about "Premium Stock Knife" from Germany

    10/25/2011 7:19:26 PM PDT · by BOBWADE · 23 replies
    One of my friends has an old vintage knife that he wanted me to look up for him. He does not have a computer or access to the internet and wanted me to see what I could find out. The knife is in nice condition and is marked "Premium stock knife" on one blade, another blade is marked Germany and inscribed with "EARNST G AHREUS", and the smallest blade has a small eagle with an arrow. He said that he has had it for years and was just curious about it since he has never seen another one like it....
  • 2 city councilors want stores to be licensed to sell knives

    08/24/2011 4:16:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 24, 2011 | Matt Rocheleau
    Two city councilors will propose an ordinance today that would require businesses in Boston to be licensed before they can sell knives, which officials said minors can easily buy at retailers across the city. “Why is it that people can buy a knife at their corner store, where their neighbors are buying milk and other household goods?’’ City Councilor Michael P. Ross said he was recently asked by Genie Curry of Roxbury. “And, why are they selling knives to children?’’
  • 13 Knives in Minneapolis-Bound Carry-On Luggage

    07/14/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 7/14/11 | AP
    Transportation Security Administration officers have found 13 knives in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to board a flight in the Washington area. TSA spokesman Kawika Riley says an officer operating an X-ray machine at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport last week noticed something suspicious in the man's uggage. A search turned up the knives, including switchblades and a butterfly knife.
  • The Battle On the Second Front Has Opened (Knives)

    06/10/2011 6:16:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 9 June, 2011 | NA
    As Doug Ritter, chairman of Knife Rights, likes to say, they are the second front in the battle for the Second Amendment. At the 2010 Gun Rights Policy Conference he discussed the plans of his organization to eventually sue the City of New York and District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. over NYC's vague knife laws. The second front was opened today with a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The attorney of record is David Jensen who some may be familiar with from his work for the Second Amendment Foundation. Below is Knife...
  • Maine legalizing switchblades for one-armed people

    04/10/2011 4:51:38 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Reuters via MSNBC ^ | 4/7/2011 | staff reporter
    Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives. Backers of the measure say legalizing switchblades would eliminate a need for one-armed people to be forced to open folding knives with their teeth in emergencies. The bill to allow amputees and other one-armed people to carry the quick-opening knives cleared Maine's Senate on Wednesday after passing the House on Tuesday, Senate officials said. Until now, Maine banned the use of switchblades by anyone. In most states,...
  • Ogden lawmaker seeking to protect the right to carry knives(UT)

    02/25/2011 6:00:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Loretta Park
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Owning and carrying a knife is the right of every American citizen and Utahn, says an Ogden lawmaker. That is why Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, is sponsoring House Bill 271, which prohibits counties and cities from creating ordinances regulating the use of knives. HB 271 was passed unanimously Thursday by the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee and now goes before the Senate floor for further consideration. Wilcox said some of his constituents who are sportsmen came to him about concerns they had after learning some municipalities in neighboring states had banned certain types...
  • Sea urchin could lead to knives that never need sharpening

    12/25/2010 5:49:30 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Dec 25, 2010
    A sea urchin with teeth that can eat through stone could one day lead to knives which never need sharpening. The creatures have self-honing teeth which allow them to chomp through stone, carving out hideaways on rocky shores. Scientists have now learned how the urchins keep their teeth razor-sharp and believe that technology based on the same principle could create everlasting bladed tools. Analysing the teeth of the California purple sea urchin, the scientists found a complex structure of layered calcite crystals held together by super-hard natural cement. Between ...
  • Two Men Buy Knife Then Stab and Rob Salesman

    10/27/2010 11:06:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | Eman Al Baik
    Two Emiratis bought a knife from a grocery, stabbed the salesman with it, stole Dh400 and 12 mobile phone cards, and ran away, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The 31-year-old Indian grocery worker Abdul Rahiman Kobamo had to undergo three stiches for wounds on his forehead and another 16 stiches on his arm with two per cent rate of disability in his thumb’s movement. At 3.30pm on June 9, the two accused identified as BII, 19, jobless, and KMA, 30, sailor, entered Al Areesh grocery in the Al Rashidiya area and asked the salesmen for a knife. Abdul Rahiman gave...
  • ‘Arms’ are not just firearms; knives and the 2A wrap-up GRPC

    09/27/2010 5:16:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 September, 2010 | Dave Workman
    It was off to a roaring start, and it ended with more bang for the buck than one might imagine; the 25th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference generated excitement, lots of networking, an d a reminder and warning that the Second Amendment is not just about guns. Sunday’s program opened with a presentation by the folks at Knife Rights, a fledgling group that is now doing battle with a prosecutor in New York over the Draconian knife rules he has imposed. The organization got full support from those attending GRPC, when its founder, Doug Ritter, told the audience, “It is...
  • Knife-wielding Lithuanian squatters who move in when residents go out

    09/23/2010 6:39:17 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th September 2010 | Ryan Kisiel
    Gangs of Eastern Europeans are taking over family homes while the occupants are out. Residents have told how gangs break into their homes, change the locks and then move in ‘tenants’ who claim squatters’ rights.
  • Furor in Seattle: Did man die for whittling, or posing a clear threat?(WA)

    09/01/2010 7:55:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 August, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Reader feedback sections in both the on-line Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer editions are loading up with comments (more than 220 in the Times at last count) as the public reacts to Monday afternoon’s fatal shooting by a Seattle police officer of a man apparently carrying a knife. Was the man merely whittling, as has been reported, or did the officer perceive a genuine threat when he confronted the as-yet unidentified man? That’s a question that must be sorted out, and not in the emotion-laden atmosphere surrounding this story right now, but after the situation is analyzed. Perhaps not since...
  • Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage (WaPo won't print muslim terror suspects' names)

    08/30/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/30/10 | Peter Finn
    Dutch police have detained two men who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam on Sunday night after U.S. screeners found suspicious-looking items in their checked luggage before they departed, U.S law enforcement officials said.
  • The War On Knives

    07/26/2010 7:33:07 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 18 replies · 2+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 07/26/10 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    Seriously. Do Bolshevik Liberals ever rest? Ever Sleep? Ever find any reason to leave anyone alone for any reason? The Federalist Papers were addressed to the “The People Of New York” in a (successful) attempt to cajole them to ratify the Constitution. Ever since it has been all downhill. We now have a War On Knives wherein the oldest implement of civilization, known to Mankind since the Stone Age, is demonized by some pathetic power hungry punk who would die of starvation the minute he was more than 30 minutes away from a bodega.
  • Knife Rights Launches Million-Dollar “SECOND FRONT” Campaign

    06/12/2010 7:42:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies · 334+ views ^ | 11 June, 2010 | na
    Atlanta, GA --( Knife Rights chairman Doug Ritter announced a million-dollar “SECOND FRONT” fundraising campaign at Knife Rights’ Sharper Future Awards Breakfast at the BLADE Show in Atlanta. “This past year, Knife Rights opened the ‘second front’ in the defense of our Second Amendment rights. Now, we launch a new fundraising effort to support this work. Appropriately, it’s our SECOND FRONT campaign,” said Ritter. “This effort represents a broader application of Second Amendment rights beyond traditional firearms issues. It’s our Second Amendment, too.” SECOND FRONT fundraising will support Knife Right’s National Knife Law Preemption Campaign which was launched with a...

    05/18/2010 8:44:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 951+ views ^ | 18 May, 2010 | na
    IT IS LAW! WE WON! NH NOW HAS TOTAL KNIFE LIBERTY! Today, May 18, 2010 Governor Lynch signed into law HB1665 which took effect immediately! New Hampshire now has absolutely no knife laws which stop law abiding citizens from buying, selling, owning, carrying, possessing, transporting, collecting, or lawfully using any type of knife! New Hampshire truly lives up to its motto of "Live Free Or Die." We all owe a debt of thanks to the New Hampshire "Citizen Legislature" who unanimously passed the repeal and to Governor Lynch for signing the HB1665 into law! NEW HAMPSHIRE NOW PAVES THE WAY...
  • NH Governor Signs Knife Rights Bill into Law

    05/18/2010 8:57:30 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 13 replies · 522+ views
    Solider of Fortune ^ | May 18, 2010 | SOF EDITOR
    New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has signed Rep. Jenn Coffey’s Knife Rights Bill into law, removing restrictions on switchblades, dirks, daggers and stilettos in Hew Hampshire and essentially removing all restrictions on knives in New Hampshire state law. New Hampshire now has no state knife laws which stop law abiding citizens from buying, selling, owning, carrying, possessing, transporting, collecting, or lawfully using any type of knife. This is the first complete repeal of a state’s knife restrictions ever. It is worth noting the bipartisan appeal of this legislation; a bill introduced by a minority member of the legislature passed with...
  • Gossip Girl Star Taylor Momsen Boasts: 'I Carry a Knife With Me All the Time... Even on a Plane'

    05/13/2010 11:36:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,147+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th May 2010
    Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen was today blasted by anti-violence campaigners after boasting she carries a flick-knife everywhere and even carried it on a plane. The American actress, 16, told how she has a knife collection and 'relaxes' by opening and closing a switchblade. She said: 'I have a knife collection. I have my favourite black knife with me all the time. It's a switchblade. 'It relaxes me to flick it. I close it and open it.' Momsen, who is currently in London promoting her band The Pretty Reckless, went on: 'I flew from New York to Los Angeles and still...
  • AZ Governor Signs Nation's First Knife Preemption Law!

    04/29/2010 6:14:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 68 replies · 1,491+ views ^ | 28 April, 2010 |
    April 28: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed the the nation's first Knife Preemption Law, advanced by Knife Rights. The bill, SB1153, was passed by bipartisan votes of 36-19 in the Arizona House and 19-9 in the Arizona Senate. It will take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns, expected this week, and not only prevents political subdivisions from enacting new ordinances and rules, but voids all existing restrictive knife ordinances. In combination with Arizona's recently enacted constitutional concealed carry law, knife owners in Arizona will enjoy the most accommodating knife laws in the country. Click here to read the...