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  • Feds: Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife

    06/21/2016 8:34:14 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 21 June 2016 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    Federal prosecutors are investigating whether a Department of Homeland Security employee with top-secret clearance was planning an attack at the agency's Washington headquarters when he entered the building with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
  • Student suspended for 10 days for accidentally bringing pocket knife to football game, attorney says

    09/19/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2013
    A Pennsylvania high school student has been suspended for what his attorney calls “doing the right thing”—handing in a pocket knife that he accidentally brought to a football game. … (David) Schaffner (III, 16,) was asked to leave the game and on Monday was handed a 10-day out-of-school suspension by the Fox Chapel Area school district. The district’s parent-student handbook says students who bring weapons to school or school-related events—including knives and firearms—can be expelled for a year, reports. …
  • "Every Man Should Carry a Pocket Knife"

    01/04/2013 2:10:40 PM PST · by virgil283 · 178 replies ^ | Brett & Kate McKay
    "1st Century Romans created the first folding pocket knife. They made for easy carrying for soldiers and other explorers on their journeys and conquests. However, as the use of sheathed knives became more popular, the use of pocket knives fell somewhat into disfavor......There are three common designs of pocket knives: the jack knife, the pen knife, and the multi-purpose knife. We’ll discuss the features and benefits of each one, in order to help you decide what kind of knife you should get. A jack knife has a simple hinge at one end, and may have more than one blade. The...
  • Cranston Man, 20, Charged After Driving With Loaded Glock

    01/11/2012 8:49:28 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 36 replies ^ | 10 Jan 2012 | Mark Schieldrop
    A 20-year-old Cranston man faces a felony charge of carrying a pistol without a permit and weapons violations after police discovered a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol in his glove compartment at a crash scene. Nicholas Desjarlais, of 29 Seminole Trail, Cranston, was also charged with reckless driving for the Dec. 31 incident. He was taken into police custody after an accident at the intersection of Sockanossett Cross Road and Pontiac Avenue involving injuries, police said. Police said they found a folding Smith and Wesson pocketknife in Desjarlais' pocket and the Glock Model 22 handgun was found in his car's...
  • Congress Passes NRA-backed Legislation Protecting Pocketknife Classification

    10/22/2009 12:10:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,084+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | October 21, 2009 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Congress Passes NRA-backed Legislation Protecting Pocketknife Classification Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Fairfax, Va. – This week the United States Senate passed crucial legislation that will protect pocketknives used by tens of millions of Americans. The amendment, actively supported by the National Rifle Association, was included in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill and will keep pocketknives from being classified as illegal switchblades. U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) authored the amendment and were instrumental in its passage through Congress. U.S. Congressmen Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and...
  • Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips [UK]

    09/07/2009 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 66 replies · 1,949+ views
    The Telegraph | 06 Sep 2009 | Chris Irvine
    New advice published in Scouting, the official in-house magazine, says neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in "specific" situations. Scouts have traditionally been taught how to use knives correctly, using them on camping trips to cut firewood or carve tools. At one point Scouts were allowed to carry a sheath knife on their belt as part of their uniform although this is no longer the case. In recent years the Scout Association guidance has been that parents should carry knives to camps or meetings. Dave Budd, a knife-maker who runs courses training Scouts about the...
  • Obama Now Wants Your Pocket Knife

    06/04/2009 8:10:38 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 133 replies · 4,797+ views
    Pro-Gun New Hampshire ^ | 06/04/2009 | Evan F. Nappen, Esq.
    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...
  • Zero-Tolerance Shopping

    12/20/2003 8:44:56 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 46 replies · 426+ views
    Portland (ME) Press Herald ^ | 19 December, 2003 | Tess Nacelewicz
    Modern-day concerns clashed with a holiday gift-buying tradition at Hollis Elementary School this week. A controversy erupted after a small multi-tool item that contained a knife blade was sold to students at an annual sale sponsored by the school's Parent Teacher Club. Students possessing knives in school is a violation of the Bonny Eagle School District's weapons policy. Grace Ward, superintendent of the district, also known as School Administrative District 6, said she stopped the sale of the items, called "pocket pliers," on Wednesday after she learned that two parents had called to complain that some had been sold to...
  • Life term in Florida pocketknife case may be cut

    05/27/2003 8:18:35 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 229+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 27, 2003 | GINA HOLLAND, AP
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ordered Florida courts on Tuesday to reconsider the sentence of a burglar who was sentenced to life because he had a pocketknife in his trousers when he broke into a closed steakhouse. Had Clyde Bunkley left the knife at home, he would have received no more than five years and would have gotten out of jail more than a decade ago. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that Bunkley may deserve a lighter sentence. Bunkley was convicted in 1987 of armed burglary for the break-in at a Western Sizzlin' Restaurant. Although Florida law...