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Obama Infringes 2nd Amendment, Is Attempting Knife Ban

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:34 PM
All of us who support our right to keep and bear firearms have been worried about Obama banning guns. Well it appears he has replaced the management at U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) with his own people and they are trying to sneak a rule change through that will make all assisted opening and one hand opening knives illegal under the 1958 Switchblade law.

Details are here: Kniferights

U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has proposed revoking earlier rulings that assisted opening knives are not switchblades. The proposed new rule would not only outlaw assisted opening knives, its broad definition of a switchblade would also include one-handed opening knives and could be easily interpreted to cover most other pocket knives, even simple old-fashioned slip-joints.

This is a cowardly act to further disarm the American people unconstitutionally. The 2a enshrines the right to bear arms, not just firearms but all arms.

This is yet another example of the Obama administration giving us more of the same running roughshod over the Constitution just as Bush did and Clinton before him etc.

This needs to be stopped. If they get away with this they will most likely try something similar with ammo imports.

I carry a one hand opener with me always and use it for everything from breaking down boxes to cleaning fish and game. What else shall I use? A stick? A rock? Wait those can be dangerous weapons too, perhaps Obama will next make it illegal to pick up a rock?

Let's hear your thoughts on this Americans. Let's hear from the UK about what a cluster foxtrot their knife laws have been.

Here is the CBP.

Make your voice heard that you will not be infringed.

Stop everyone you see on the street with a knife clipped to their pocket and tell them about this.

I'm getting tired of these back door sneak attacks against mine and my families safety.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by merkaba93

Our government has gone completely and utterly insane. I see the people in Iran risking their lives for their beliefs, yet Americans, the supposed leader of freedoms, is turning a blind eye to being turned into remote-controlled robots or something. It wasn't even that long ago that men took the law into their hands and achieved justice when need be and the "law" didn't interfere. I just don't know what to even think about this knife law proposal. Are we going to completely disarm the honest citizen so that only outlaws have weapons. ?

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:50 PM
Rediculous...thsi sounds like a distraction to me, so they can keep laundering money or tkaes everyoens focus off the economy. They'll do anything to keep us fighting with thema nd themselves, so they can keep going to the bank. Nice too see our hard worked for tax dolalrs taking care of minescule things like this

We shuold go to washington, and rally and prtoest outside congress, holding buterknives in the air! non lethal object to get a point across
Its kinda like saying, are you gunna make buuter knives illegal too?lol oh dear! how WILL i slice that loaf of breadi without my ginzu knife...a chainsaw?

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 02:56 PM
My wife is a very small woman and has a difficult time opening a a traditional pocket knife, though for her as most people a folding knife is something that is used as a tool and not as a weapon so she carries one in her purse that has a spring assist.... I can see 4 small lock blade folders that can be opened with one hand from where I am sitting right now.... I find them to be handier and safer to use than a conventional pocket knife and use one or the other daily for something..... This type of knife has always been illegal where I live and I have never understood why, but it doesn't surprise me that they are trying to pass laws to make them illegal on a national scale.... What next, 12" Crescent wrenches and vice grips?

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:07 PM
Well, hey.

We can still buy forks without being I.D'ed so I think we're still ok, or was it spoons, one part of the UK has banned them from under 18 year olds, so at least we're not completely extreme!

I'll go try to find the link

-- Oops my bad it was teaspoons, much more dangerous

Well only if Riddick is around!

I don't see how this really effects the 2nd ammendment, isn't that more about guns, which he has already done, knives seem like fair game.

[edit on 15-6-2009 by Republican08]

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:09 PM
Simply ridiculous!

They can have my butterfly knife and my collection when they pry them from my cold dead fingers. Hell they can't have anything from me until it's pried from my cold dead body. Whats next, banning toothpicks and razors all for the sake of our safety?

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by Republican08

The 2a is about all arms, not just guns. The Founders envisioned our armed citizenry as having access to the most modern military weaponry to be able to fight off invaders or tyrannical government. It also includes any form of arms from halberds to dirks.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by merkaba93

Well then in that case, I don't believe it's all that important, I mean noone else in the country seems to be concerned.

So it's not a big deal.

^^^^ Social Conformity, it's how it'll get passed.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 05:59 PM
There is an easy answer to this.

This is where you have to hook up your Microwave oven to be a weapon and surprise the living bejesus out of anyone who comes knocking...

Hey if it's not EM your living in the past anyway

Just sayin

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by Republican08

I think no one is concerned as people don't know about it. This will make possessing an assisted or one hand opening blade a federal felony. You get busted for it then you are a felon and then no more guns...

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 07:44 PM
reply to post by mopusvindictus

I can't afford my electric bill when I power up my argon fueled plasma disruptor rifle and take it for a spin so it doesn't get much field time.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 08:34 PM
reply to post by merkaba93

Knife ban?

That's absolutely ridiculous.

Are you sure this is accurate?

It seems so... extreme.

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 02:07 AM
Where can I find this proposed "ruling", and the legislation it modifies? If I understand you correctly, you assert that possession of a switchblade is a federal felony, and this will make lock backs follow suit?

I don't understand that, because around here one can buy switchblades over the counter, and I'm wondering how they get around federal law to do that?

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 02:09 AM
Oh for Petes sakes,
How is one now supposed to pick their teeth???

Whats next, FORKS?????

posted on Jul, 5 2009 @ 02:26 AM
This would more likely effect a lot bigger portion of the population than an outright complete ban on guns. Knives are probably a lot more commonly carried and owned (I mean, small lock blades, not kitchen knives) than guns.

Anyways.. I guess I could always just move to a fixed blade. Get a nice small bladed one.

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