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Sunday, 26 March 2017
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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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A Boy Scout Chooses A Sharper Future

Knife Rights had a booth at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky this past week. Bill Manger volunteered his time to help man the booth and we gave out thousands of handouts and spoke to many of the attendees. We signed up a few dozen new members and we've had additional signups online, including one $250 Cornerstone membership since we returned. One of our new members from the show, however, stands out.

On Saturday, a young Boy Scout stepped up to the booth with mom in tow. He asked what Knife Rights was and why we were there. It took only a brief moment for him to grasp the issues. At that point we had a somewhat upset and concerned Boy Scout on our hands, one who obviously had a love of knives as well as firearms and one who wasn't pleased to discover that his knife rights were as threatened or more threatened. The young man asked about memberships and we told him about out $15 Student Membership.

He looked to mom, who sagely told him he'd have to make a choice. Seems he had a limited budget and already had his eye on a new knife at a price that would use up every penny. Mom was not going to bail him out, a position we both silently applauded.

After a bit more discussion, he told us he needed to think about it and off they went. Both of us expected that was the end of it as we moved on to help other attendees who stopped by with questions.

Much to our surprise, a few hours later our Boy Scout was back, mom still in tow. He explained to us, "The knife will still be there, but if they take away my rights, then how will I use the knife?" You could have knocked us over with a feather. Mom watched proudly as we accepted his fifteen dollars. A wise and mature decision from a young man whose future, we expect, is quite bright.

Thanks again to KA-BAR, whose assistance and support allowed us to get a good booth location in the center of the floor, instead of being stuck off in a corner.

Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia, is just around the corner, May 30 - June 1. We hope you'll stop by and visit us at booth #148 between the Handmade and Guild sections at the front of the hall.

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