The email (in support of www.KnifeRights.org) said U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has reinterpreted the Federal Switchblade Act:
Note, please, that CBP's interpretation of the Federal Switchblade Act forms the basis for national, state and even local law and judicial rulings in many cases. This ruling by CBP is NOT limited to just imports. This WILL affect virtually everyone who carries a pocket knife, no matter the type!
It went on to say that 80% of pocket knives sold today are one-hand or assisted opening knives. This ruling doesn't just apply to imports, and I'll bet most of us have knives that would become illegal.
For more information, and to take steps in protest of this ruling during a 30-day comment period that ends June 21, go to http://www.KnifeRights.org.
We're living in a world that's getting crazier all the time.