US customs changing definition of switchblade to include pretty much everything


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greywalker
June 11, 2009, 05:14 AM
Apparently, the US customs people are trying to rewrite the definition of a switchblade knife, which is used in the majority of states knife laws as the de-facto definition, to include any assisted opening knife, and ANY KNIFE THAT CAN BE OPENED WITH ONE HAND- thus including any easy opener, ie over 80% of the pocket knives sold in the us, and even a few swiss army knives.... If it potentially can be opened with one hand its a no-no under these rules, no matter how it is done, ie if one customs guy can manage it with a weird trick, its a switchblade... they have refused to extend the period for comments beyond 30 days, so the comment period expires this month.... so guys, if this is'nt stopped, and you carry a modern pocket knife, welcome to being a felon in most states...... (sorry, I have no look, but google it for more info )

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camacho
June 11, 2009, 05:57 AM
More info here:

http://www.kniferights.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=76&Itemid=150

MAURICE
June 11, 2009, 06:29 AM
I am just amazed that anyone is wasting their time with trying to come up with new knife laws. Ok, not really.

rbernie
June 11, 2009, 08:24 AM
Under discussion here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=454143

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