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    Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight - Washington Times

    Opponents of the Obama administration's plan to expand the definition of "switchblades" and block the importing of many common pocketknives suffered an early setback in Congress this week, but they vow the Capitol Hill knife fight isn't over.
    The new knife rules proposed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would affect the interpretation of the Switchblade Knife Act of 1958 to include any spring-assisted or one-handed-opening knife.
    The bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, boasting one of the largest memberships on Capitol Hill, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who oversees CBP, urging her to quash the proposed rule change. The letter was signed by 61 Republican and 18 Democratic lawmakers.

    In much the same way that gun rights issues have cut across the partisan divide in Congress, the threat of a knife grab by the government has especially rankled members from western and southern states, regardless of their party.
    These jackasses don't have anything better to do other than ban some knives on federal lands.

    You can keep your shotguns just not some kinds of knives that can be loosely interpreted to be any knife.
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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Stop knives but allow guns which can do more damage? Huh ....


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    Arrow Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    A Framing Hammer is more dangerous than any knife.

    Anyone supporting this law is a complete dullard.

    Consult the list of legislators who vote for it, and vote accordingly.

    Also might be smart to send a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who oversees CBP, but then if she were smart enough to read, she probably wouldn't be wasting national legislative time on any of this.

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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    The new knife rules proposed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would affect the interpretation of the Switchblade Knife Act of 1958 to include any spring-assisted or one-handed-opening knife.
    That is absurd. Pretty much any folding knife can be opened one handed, including perfectly harmless tools like a leatherman or swiss army knife. What the hell are these morons thinking?

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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    That is absurd. Pretty much any folding knife can be opened one handed, including perfectly harmless tools like a leatherman or swiss army knife. What the hell are these morons thinking?
    They aren't?
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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Stop knives but allow guns which can do more damage? Huh ....
    Depends on the gun, depends on the knife, depends on the person.

    In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, a knife is a most horrible way to die. A gun at least has the virtue of being a reasonably quick demise.

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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Depends on the gun, depends on the knife, depends on the person.

    In the hands of someone who knows how to use it, a knife is a most horrible way to die. A gun at least has the virtue of being a reasonably quick demise.
    But you don't support this law, right?
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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    But you don't support this law, right?
    Hell no.

    If I have a gun in my shooting hand, I like having a knife in the other for when I run out of bullets.

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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    I think any ban on arms violates the 2nd amendment.
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    Re: Switchblade law opponents cut in Hill fight

    Well, there is lots of knife violence in Europe...

    Maybe they're planning for something?

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