Saturday, June 13, 2009

Banning Pocket Knives?

My husband sent me a link to Knife Rights. It looks as though the US government is attempting to ban virtually all pocket knives. This ban is not through a law. It is through policy. And redefining (the liberals seem into that whole redefining thing). This time the redefining is of switchblade and is coming from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It appears that whatever they define a switchblade as becomes the standard for the country. Their definition so broadly written that it could include virtually all pocket knives.

Comments are only allowed on this until the 21st of this month. If you are concerned about this (and you should be), take the time to call your congressman and/or write a letter to:

U. S. Customs and Border Protection
Office of International Trade
Regulations and Rulings
Mint Annex
799 9th Street N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20229
Attn: Intellectual Property and Restricted Merchandise Branch

2 comments:

OneMom said...

I don't even think about it, but your post reminded me that I carry a knife. I have a small swiss army knife on my key ring. It also has a small file, screw driver and a teeny little pair of scissors (you might be amazed at how often I have needed those scissors!).

Applied Christianity said...

My kids have those same little knives. They don't actually carry them, but they are in their rooms. Often if we get a package or something they run to get them. Very handy.