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US customs changing definition of switchblade to include pretty much everything

Discussion in 'Legal' started by greywalker, Jun 11, 2009.

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  1. greywalker

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    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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    I am just amazed that anyone is wasting their time with trying to come up with new knife laws. Ok, not really.
     
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