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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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"I can't think of a more fundamentally useful, basic tool in existence today than a good quality knife."

"I whole-heartedly endorse the work of Knife Rights and support their mission! Join Knife Rights today."

-- R. Lee "The Gunny" Ermey

"It isn’t about the size of the knife or the type of knife, it is about freedom. I support Knife Rights!"

-- Sheriff David A. Clarke

"Knife Rights is the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment. They are the premier grassroots organization protecting our right to own knives. Those who love freedom need Knife Rights, so please join me in supporting their mission."

-- Wayne LaPierre, Exec. VP & CEO, NRA

"Whether in town or on a hunt, a knife earns its place at my side as an essential tool. I am a knife user and proud to be one."

"Leave my knives alone! Knife Rights is standing up for our freedom. Join me in this fight; join Knife Rights today!"

-- S.E. Cupp
Rewriting Knife Law In America™

  • Congress Amends Federal Switchblade Act
    to Protect Assisted and One-Hand Openers
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  • Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire, Georgia, Kansas, Alaska, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas & Wisconsin Knife Preemption Laws Enacted
    National Knife Law Preemption Campaign Rolls On
  • New Hampshire, Maine, Missouri, Kansas, Alaska, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Nevada & Wisconsin Knife Rights Bills
    Legalize Automatics (Switchblades) and other banned knives
  • Washington Knife Rights Bill
    Legalizes Assisted-Openers & Allows Manufacture of Automatics

  • Knife Rights is the Second Front
    in Defense of the Second Amendment™

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Blade ShowBlade Show is fast approaching (Atlanta, June 8-10) and Knife Rights will be there! (Click for more information on Blade Show)

On Saturday at 10:00 AM in Room 103, Blade Magazine is sponsoring a panel discussion: How To Protect Your Knife Rights. They have invited AKTI, Knife Rights and renowned 2nd Amendment attorney Evan Nappen. I will be there to speak on behalf of Knife Rights and I hope you will be there to support our grass roots effort. It should be an interesting and lively discussion.

Knife Rights will have a booth in the Foyer, before you actually enter the show hall. We will be taking membership applications and everyone is welcome to a KnifeRights.org button to wear to show your support for Knife Rights. We are also bringing along some Knife Rights caps and anyone who wants to upgrade to a Benefactor or Cornerstone Charter Membership can pick up their cap right then and there.

We do need some volunteers to help man the booth. Please contact me at dritter@KnifeRights.org if you can spare a few hours during the weekend to help.


BrownellsCorporate support for Knife Rights is tremendously important at this time, but we cannot depend solely on the knife industry for that support. We are reaching out to others who appreciate the second amendment issues involved, those who understand how important our rights are. I am very pleased to announce our first Cornerstone Corporate Charter Member from the firearms industry: Brownells the "world's largest supplier of firearm accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools." We are honored to have a company with Brownells' reputation join us in this important fight.

Pete Brownell, Brownells' Executive Vice President, also joined Knife Rights personally as a Cornerstone Charter Member and reminds us, "In the firearms industry we have seen where silent objections to restrictions lead - directly to out and out banning. This is the slippery slope we are on right now with Americans' knife rights. Living in the firearms industry we have a daily battle with the same issues just now creeping into the knife industry. We all have to fight together and we are proud to help out. I encourage all knife and gun owners to join us supporting Knife Rights."


We love to point to England and Europe as examples of where knife laws and societal attitudes have been taken to ridiculous extremes. Many seem to believe that it "can't ever happen here." It's not that it cannot happen; it already has in many cities. It just hasn't gotten much attention. In many cities it is illegal to walk around with a knife in view, even a pocket knife clipped to you pocket. New York City is our poster child this week. An honest citizen saw his Spyderco ParaMilitary confiscated by a police officer as he was entering the subway. His crime? Having a "knife in plain view." (you can read about it on Blade Forums: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=473779) The officer also pulled the old trick of flipping it open and claimed it was an illegal "gravity knife." Lucky for the gentleman he didn't write him on that more serious offence. It's sad to think he has to consider himself lucky at that. As too many have discovered, almost any pocket knife can be flipped open if you have the skill; a skill that some law enforcement officers seem to have well-practiced. In many cities, that means you are always susceptible to arrest, even if carrying an otherwise perfectly legal knife. That's a scary thought.


If we wait to organize, it will be too late. You can't develop political muscle overnight.  If you haven't joined Knife Rights www.KnifeRights.org already, please do it now.  If you are a member, please get your friends to join.  If you want to keep your right to own and carry the knives you choose, you must fight. That's exactly why we formed Knife Rights in the first place.  Join us now:  www.KnifeRights.org

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