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Friday, 28 October 2011

As we move into Fall, our eyes are already focused on next year. It appears it will be a very busy year as we continue to accelerate our efforts to create a Sharper Future™ for all Americans.

Knife Rights' lawsuit against NYC District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. and the City of New York continues to move forward. The State of New York has been dropped as a defendant after it determined that the events occurring in New York City are strictly a New York City issue, rather than an issue of state law. That is good for us. Recently, the City filed its response to our Complaint, and as expected, DA Vance filed a motion to dismiss the suit. We are presently working to respond to the DA's motion.

This lawsuit will move in fits and starts, as is the nature of such litigation. I can assure you that our lawyers are hard at work, even if it isn't always immediately evident. We cannot discuss publicly much of what goes on in the legal proceedings, but will make announcements and post documents when we can. For the very latest news, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

Speaking of Facebook, we already have over 5,500 "likes" since our launch back in July. Thanks to all who have made the launch such a success.

Meanwhile, we are also hard at work on next year's legislative agenda. Knife Rights has already launched preliminary efforts in 10 states for 2012, but if we are going to be successful we need YOUR help. Passing Knife Law Preemption in a state costs Knife Rights thousands of dollars. Every dollar you give helps to move things along and build momentum so that we can eventually pass Knife Law Preemption in all the states. For a Sharper Future™ tomorrow, we need your financial support TODAY!

Thanks to all for your support.

Doug Ritter

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Sunday, 07 January 2007

Welcome to Knife Rights.

Knife Rights was organized in 2006 to ensure a Sharper Future™ for owners of one of mankind’s oldest and most commonly used tools. Elsewhere in the world, many of the knives sold and used daily in the United States are illegal or severely restricted and the restrictions are growing every day. Even in the U.S., efforts to demonize knives and to place more restrictions on knives are becoming more commonplace. Without a dedicated grassroots organization to protect our knives, they are an easy target for those who seek restrictions on our freedoms. Knife Rights is that dedicated grassroots organization.

As I update this welcome in July of 2015, Knife Rights has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are building that Sharper Future™ as we Rewrite Knife Law in America™. We can count 19 legislative victories in 14 states, plus Congress. We are standing up to the largest city in America in our Federal Civil Rights lawsuit against New York City. Our Knife Owners' Protection Act has been introduced in both houses of Congress.

While our knives are primarily tools, ultimately our right to own and carry these tools is enshrined in the Second Amendment. The fight to protect our knives is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment™. The two pillars upon which Knife Rights stands are "Essential Tools - Essential Rights™." We cannot retain the former without the latter.

Knife Rights is really two organizations. Knife Rights, Inc. is the 501(c)(4) member advocacy organization which promotes pro-knife legislation and opposes anti-knife legislation. The Knife Rights Foundation, Inc., is the 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization that also pursues litigation in support of knife owner civil rights.

Knife Rights can only succeed as a grassroots organization if we build our membership, because it is the votes those members represent that politicians listen to. Become a Knife Rights member and help us build a Sharper Future™ for all Americans.

Doug Ritter

KnifeRights.org serves as the web site for both 501(c)(4) Knife Rights, Inc. and 501(c)(3) Knife Rights Foundation, Inc.  The advocacy portions of KnifeRights.org are the sole responsibility of Knife Rights, Inc.

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