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Organizations fighting for YOUR right to carry a knife!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Two organisations working to protect our use of knives against politicians are the American Knife and Tool Institute and Kniferights, Inc.

    Many of you are familiar with AKTI (http://www.akti.org/) and it's strong industry backing working on keeping knives in our hands. ATKI has been successful in influencing legislation to prevent one hand opening knives from being classified as switchblades.

    The "new kid on the block" is Kniferights.org headed up by Doug Ritter. Knife Right is a grassroots 2A end-user organisation dedicated to keeping knives in our lives. They've been referred to as "The 2nd front in the fight for the 2nd Amendment". Expect them to be very outspoken and active in individual rights cases.

    Both have open memberships and take donations to fund their efforts.

    http://www.kniferights.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=135

     
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  2. 12GA00buck

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    Hso,
    Those organizations were a breath of fresh air, thanks for pointing me in their direction.
    Glad to see there is a sort of “NRA” for our knife rights
     
  3. HiWayMan

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    Thanks for the heads up...................but very sad that this organization must even exist.
     
  4. relentlessknives.com

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    Are they banning knives in Germany altogether....?

    In many countrys knife rights are under big time attack.
    A forum in Germany reports....or at least this is what I could understand from the Babble fish translation of it.

    That they are or were banning knives, forums that talk about knives, and guilds that promote the study and making of knives.
    The forum owner writes in an understandably upset tone.
    If anyone reads or speaks German, a more clear picture of what is happening with this might be real interesting.
    the forum is messerforum.net
     
  5. hso

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    Thanks for pointing this out. Living in a "free state" here in the US I've never really thought anything about knife rights honestly. Even before I had my CCW a tactical folder has been part of my EDC since I was a teenager. Being that it is so common place where I live I honestly never really considered that there are places where even a few inch foldable blade cannot be legally carried in a pocket or a fixed blade knife legally carried on a belt in sheath. I will certainly be signing up for these organizations as I think a bare minimum for every human regardless of place of residence should be the right to atleast carry a bladed tool. After all it is just a tool, not merely a weapon. I use my knives just about every single day for the last 15+ years and have luckily never had to defend myself with a blade, so knives are in fact tools and not solely weapons. It's just a shame that there even NEEDs to be organizations to fight for this fact which should be common sense in my opinion. To me a knife, firearm, screwdriver, automobile, walking stick etc are all merely tools. They do not go out and cause harm to anyone, anywhere by themselves. It is the user that does or doesn't make them dangerous so im always glad to see places fighting to make that common knowledge.
     
  7. JohnKSa

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    You can get into a lot of trouble making assumptions. There are cities in TX where knives with locking blades are illegal. Up to just a few years ago, the definition of an illegal knife in TX state laws would have included an Opinel knife that was loose enough to swing open with centrifugal force. The state knife laws in TX have been improved, but there are still some pitfalls for people who aren't careful. I imagine similar situations exist around the country, even in the "free states".
     
  8. hso

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    http://www.kniferights.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=322

    While TX passed premption into law last year, the point that not every state or community have laws friendly to knife owners. It is important to support organizations like Knife Rights that work with tiny budgets and few staff to change the laws that treat all of us as if we're criminals.
     
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    Back in the 1950s in America knives were under attack. Banning Auto-Knives was the answer to stopping gang warfare. The knife Ban resulted in the gangs arming with handguns. This Knife Ban really resulted in stopping the gangs.:(
     
  10. attica2the9thpower

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    kniferights.org is a great .org i wholly agree w/ their take on this issue (knife rights) !
     

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