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Fighting for our rights takes dedication, effort and ...money

Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, May 5, 2017.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Knife Rights helps the NRA/ILA every year with fundraising for the 2A fight. It does this by recruiting a big name custom knife maker and asking them to donate a top example of their work for auction at the NRA convention.

    This year KR and the supporting knifemakers outdid every expectation and raised a surprising amount of money for the NRA/ILA!

    This money will go to help fund the fight for our gun rights and in exchange I hope everyone expresses their appreciation by donating to Knife Rights in their fight for your right to own and carry a knife (a difficult struggle considering there are more crazy anti knife owner laws than anti gun owner laws).
     
  2. Grizzly Targets

    Grizzly Targets Member

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    It certainly takes money. Which leads to effective fundraising and management, which is where most groups drop the ball in their efforts. Lots of passion and energy in activist groups, not a lot of nuts and bolts type thinking though.
     
  3. C0untZer0

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    In Illinois there is a bill currently in the state House of Representatives - SB607 Crim Cd Switchblades - Provides an exemption from the prohibition on sale, manufacture, purchase, possession, or carrying of a switchblade knife to a person who possesses a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued in his or her name by the Department of State Police or to a person or an entity engaged in the business of selling or manufacturing switchblade knives.

    It is supported by the same Illinois lawmakers who support personal freedom and responsibility and the right to keep and bear arms. It is opposed by the same people who have been fighting to curtail the the ability of Illinois citizens to exercise their rights protected by the Second Amendment.

    Chicago politicians and their allies in the Chicago newspapers haven't been chanting a mantra of the how knives are a bane on society and that Chicago is in the grips of a "pandemic" of "knife violence." People get stabbed in bad Chicago neighborhoods all the time, but you barely hear about it - just a blurb on the crime blotter since, in my opinion, it doesn't promote the narrative.

    Just looking at the major stories and the high-profile issues that are before the Illinois General Assembly, you wouldn't think that knives are an issue. And yet, there is a group of Illinois politicians who are adamantly against law abiding citizens, who have been issued a "license" to purchase firearms, carrying a knife that opens quickly with the push of a button, versus manually using one's finger or thumb to open the knife.

    This isn't about guns... This isn't about "gun violence" so what exactly is the logic behind opposing such legislation? There is more behind this struggle than what the antis articulate. I think Knife Rights, more than anything else shows there is a deep ideological divide in our society. It is a clash of worldviews and ideology.

    The most basic human right is the right to exist, intrinsic to the right to exist is the right to defend ones self, intrinsic to the right to self-defense is the right to be armed.
     
  4. JTHunter

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    Now Count, you know the state house has to have some topic for "discussion". After all, they don't have anything more important to do, like setting a budget, right?? o_O
     

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