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Sunday, November 20, 2011
Bread Knives and Knife Rights
My wife has acquired a new bread knife. She has a short story about it, but it is more of a precautionary tale than a story about a knife. You can read it at http://tactical-talk.blogspot.com/.
There’s also a link on my sidebar.
Knife Rights under Attack
It’s not often I recommend an article about knives in an NRA publication. Some of you may see a distinction between the knives you own or collect and a handgun. There really isn’t one. Knives can be used in a very deadly fashion. Just watch any Cold Steel video as they slice and amputate with single strokes of their knives. Knives can be clearly more dangerous than handguns.
Our government’s response to anything is to pass laws. It is the only thing, other than spending your money, they can do. Few laws are passed for one specific reason. The bill, its supporters and the author may tell you it has only one purpose, but there’s always more. We are way too complicated to do much of anything for one single reason.
For example, Boston is considering requiring businesses that sell knives to be licensed. It was pointed out to the city council that stores operating in Boston are already licensed and regulated by law. They are restricted from selling any knife with a blade 2 inches or longer to anyone under 18. This made no impact on the city council because “The modern way of approaching these issues is to go after the source of the items rather than the criminals themselves.” Remember, we’re not talking about drugs or white slavery, but pocket knives.
That do you think? Is Boston interested in protecting you or raising money and making businesses more easy to manipulate?
Knife laws are passed not to protect you, but to control you and make you dependent on the government and its agencies. I have a blog about the British government telling Boy Scouts not to carry their scout knives when in uniform (http://knifesearch.blogspot.com/2010/06/hells-angels-and-boy-scouts.html) . Seems those friction lock knives with can opener and awl are just too dangerous.
New York has declared war on any knife that locks open, can be easily opened, and clips in your pocket. England lost their knife rights through the usual tactics of separate, divide and conquer.
Read “Will Knives Fold?” in the NRA’s December 2011 issue of America’s 1st Freedom and you’ll see a history of those tactics continuing to this day. You’ll find it on page 38.
You may not like the NRA, but they will tell you a different side of the story.