U.S. Government Is After Your Pocket Knives, Second Amendment Group Warns
June 12, 2009
Second Amendment supporters are warning Americans about what they call an “unwarranted knife grab by Customs agents.”
On May 21, the Customs and Border Protection Agency proposed revoking earlier rulings that said “assisted-opening knives” – including pocket knives – are not switchblades.
The proposed new rule would expand the definition of “switchblade” to include knives that are opened with one hand as well as old-fashioned slip-joint knives, even the type of folding knives that Boy Scouts typically carry.
Under the proposed rule, most knives would be prohibited from entering the United States, critics warn.
The Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) are joining forces with a group called Knife Rights to support Americans’ right to own and carry the knives of their choice.”