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Your pocket knife is in danger

Postby Everyday Hunter » June 12th, 2009, 3:36 pm

I received an email today from the Citizens Committee to Keep and Bear Arms (CCKBR) saying that U.S. Customs has issued a policy that redefines "switchblade" knives as anything that is gravity assisted, and anything that can be opened with one hand.

The email (in support of 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

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RE: Your pocket knife is in danger

Postby VTTomTaker » August 28th, 2009, 4:24 am

According to "Blade" Magazine, The US Customs have rescinded the proposal - so pocket knives are not in danger................Today!

Keep up the GOOD Fight for our Rights!

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