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  • Competing Federal Knife Bills Blunt Reform Efforts

    05/24/2017 12:08:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    With Donald Trump as President, now is the time to reform federal knife laws and to protect knife owners from abusive state laws.Two different bills have been introduced, one in the House, H.R. 84, by Knife Rights, and one in the Senate, S. 1092, by American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI). The two bills are based on continuing efforts by both groups. They are superficially similar, but differ in crucial details. Both bills are fairly short. As with all legislation, you have to read the language very carefully and critically to understand some of the differences.The Knife Rights bill...
  • Knife Rights Welcomes AKTI’s Support of Knife Rights’ Federal Law Initiative

    02/05/2014 7:05:44 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 4 February, 2014 | Doug Ritter
    Knife RIghts are Second Amendment Washington, DC --(  Knife Rights is pleased to welcome American Knife and Tool Institute’s (AKTI) support for Knife Rights’ signature initiative — new federal legislation to protect the travels of law-abiding knife owners from a patchwork of conflicting local laws.Conceived by Knife Rights in 2010, the recently-introduced legislation is the product of three years of groundbreaking work by Knife Rights. The Knife Owner’s Protection Act (KOPA) is patterned after a federal law protecting the travels of law-abiding gun owners, but with significant improvements addressing decades of courtroom experience with that law. “Knife Rights recruited...
  • Boy who brought knife to school avoids expulsion

    02/25/2010 8:24:23 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Myfoxphoenix ^ | 2/24/2010
    <p>PHOENIX - It was a day of reckoning for the Phoenix boy who accidentally brought a penknife to school in his backpack.</p> <p>The school was considering expelling fifth grader Zane Champion, citing its zero-tolerance policy against weapons.</p> <p>After a long night of deliberations, the school board decided not to expell Champion. The governing board met with Champion's family for nearly three hours Tuesday night at the Arizona School for the Arts in downtown Phoenix.</p>
  • Mysterious Samurai Saves Police in UK

    01/17/2007 1:22:47 AM PST · by burzum · 94 replies · 3,200+ views
    TV3 News NZ ^ | 16 February 2007
    A samurai sword wielding vigilante has come to the rescue of two Police officers when they were attacked by an armed gang in South Shields, England. A group of men had forced their way into a house and were ransacking the place when passing plain-clothes officers were alerted by a woman inside screaming. The criminals outnumbered them and were armed with a hammer, knives and chains and attacked the Police officers. As one of them stabbed at a Policeman with his knife, a mysterious do-gooder appeared from nowhere and attacked him with a samurai sword. One of the burglars began...
  • Knife amnesties 'have no effect'

    12/06/2006 11:05:49 PM PST · by james500 · 18 replies · 1,830+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 7 December 2006, 05:56 GMT | ?
    Knife amnesties have no real impact on reducing knife crime, according to a Metropolitan Police report. An eight-week Met Police amnesty over the summer showed that, after a slight dip in knife-related crime, levels were back to normal within weeks, it said.
  • Knives under the gun (knives are 'tools of death')

    09/21/2006 6:06:19 AM PDT · by Grig · 44 replies · 855+ views
    The Ottawa Sun ^ | September 21, 2006 | By LAURA CZEKAJ
    KNIVES are no different than guns -- they both are "tools of death," says the mother of stabbing murder victim Andrew Moffitt. Paulette Moffitt has not failed to notice that knives have been used in two major crimes making headlines this week -- the brutal attempted murder of Karen Parker who was found in Britannia Park and the slaying of Sami El-Ghazal in a parking lot. "A knife and a gun, the only difference is that the gun makes noise. They both take lives," she said, yesterday during a dedication ceremony of a plaque to honour her son. The Moffitt...
  • Knives of GIs’ lives: Blades were made in crucible of war

    09/05/2006 5:34:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,818+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Certain knives tell stories. But, unfortunately, many of these stories remain mysteries. “Trapper Jon” Carpenter has a number of special knives made by World War II GIs, each with some kind of story behind its making. He once had a knife that was tailored for or by some soldier. It was different, Carpenter said. The handle was personal. On the butt of the handle, underneath Plexiglas, was the photo of a GI’s family, he said. “I wanted to know about that family and the person who carried it (the knife),” Carpenter said. Today, there is an increase...
  • Prohibited item found on plane at Bradley Airport (utility knife found during PHL-BDL flight)

    08/25/2006 12:39:18 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies · 967+ views
    WTNH ^ | August 25, 2006 | WTNH
    (Windsor Locks-WTNH, Aug. 25, 2006 Updated 2:56 PM) _ State police tell News Channel 8 that this morning a passenger reported a prohibited item on an inbound U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to Bradley International Airport. The crew was alerted to the item just as it was scheduled to land; the plane landed safely around 9:00 a.m. on Friday. There were 50 passengers and five crew members onboard. All remained onboard for about 20 minutes as officials searched the airplane. A utility knife was found on one of the seats of the plane. Transportation Safety Administration and state police are...
  • Sheriff Says Teen Saved Family by Killing Intruder (Brave Kid)

    08/24/2006 8:40:43 AM PDT · by skyman · 57 replies · 2,823+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/24/06 | Lisa Rosetta
    Parents in danger: The boy breaks free of duct tape, plunges knife five times into the man's back CEDAR CITY - Police in southern Utah are calling a 17-year-old boy a hero after he fatally stabbed an armed intruder who broke into his family's home early Wednesday. Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower described the boy as a level-headed kid "who, in my opinion, saved his family's lives." It all began when a 19-year-old Las Vegas man, who was recently fired from a construction company owned by the family, broke into their home at 2650 N. 2200 West, near Cedar City,...
  • TSA to Allow Scissors, Tools on Planes

    11/30/2005 8:35:28 AM PST · by xjcsa · 133 replies · 3,020+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | November 30, 2005 | Leslie Miller
    WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small scissors and tools onto planes, reversing a rule that led to confiscation of many thousands of sharp objects at airports since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday. Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley on Friday will announce changes to the list of items prohibited in carry-on luggage and to the airport screening process, according to the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the plan has yet to be announced. With federal air marshals on planes, bulletproof cockpit doors, armed pilots and...
  • Top cop makes a point about killer blades

    07/10/2006 2:15:33 AM PDT · by managusta · 116 replies · 7,768+ views
    The Sunday Sun ^ | Jul 9 2006 | Phil Doherty
    One of the region's top cops has called for a ban on pointed blades so that they cannot be used as lethal weapons. The Chief Constable of Northumbria police Mike Craik said he would like to see implements like kitchen knives only being sold with rounded ends to make them safer. He explained: "You rarely get victims who are sliced to death . . . they are usually stabbed. "So, the problem is pointed knives. If you ask chefs how many times they need to use pointed knives they'll tell you they don't need them at all." Mr Craik spoke...
  • Knife amnesty nets 17,700 weapons (UK)

    06/16/2006 10:42:05 AM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies · 1,846+ views
    bbc ^ | 16 June 2006, 12:15 GMT 13:15 UK
    Knife amnesty nets 17,700 weapons Over 17,700 weapons were handed in during the first week of the national knives amnesty, the Home Office said. Machetes, meat cleavers and axes as well as knives were among the haul of 17,715 surrendered to the 43 police forces across England and Wales. Home office minister Vernon Coaker said the results were "encouraging". The five-week amnesty, running until 30 June, allows people to surrender knives at police stations without fear of punishment. Mr Coaker urged those who had not yet handed in their weapons to do so. "The initial figures for the first week...
  • With guns banned, knifings increase

    06/09/2006 4:22:18 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies · 1,007+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 9, 2006 | Editorial
    In 1997, Great Britain outlawed private ownership of handguns, and by 2003, gun crimes had doubled and violent crime had increased markedly. Those numbers continue to rise. Now knife crimes are increasing in Britain. For the most recent one-year period for which government records are available, 29 percent of homicides -- twice the rate of the United States -- were committed with "sharp instruments": knives, switchblades, etc. London had 12,589 knife-related crimes, most involving teenage boys. Knives are becoming the weapon of choice for young people, criminologists say, because they're easier to get and "less illegal" than guns. It's not...
  • Terror weapons (knives) taken off Coventry's streets (banning knives)

    04/08/2006 12:35:25 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 70 replies · 1,280+ views
    Coventry ^ | April 7, 2006 | Ben Griffin
    THESE horrifying knives have been taken off the streets of Coventry in the last 10 days. They are examples of the kinds of blades police and the Evening Telegraph are trying to banish from the city during the One Knife One Life campaign. The campaign, which was launched in the city last week, aims to teach youngsters - and particularly teenage boys - the dangers of knives. Police say young people carry knives to make themselves feel more secure, or because they know other people do. They say they don't think about the potentially devastating consequences carrying a knife can...
  • Couple throw knives, bombs at each other

    03/13/2006 7:23:59 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 40 replies · 980+ views ^ | 3/14/2006 | Staff
    A MEXICAN couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said yesterday. In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy Mr and Mrs. Smith starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, the paper said. Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Mr Espinosa. Ms Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns....
  • Help us support our troops! [Knives for Soldiers] Update: 1,000 shipped to date and counting!

    07/29/2005 7:42:45 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 380 replies · 6,976+ views
    As some of you know, The group of friends here at Free Republic known as the Hobbit Hole thread, have been contributing to a small project to buy pocketknives and other needed tools for our deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. It started out as care and comfort packages, and grew into pocketknives because we learned that while sweets and snacks were good, there were very practical tools, such as a good pocket knife, that our troops didn’t have unless they purchased them themselves. Handy items that would actually help them do their job. Since we started we have...
  • Machetes cutting a wider swath of fear in U.S. communities

    03/08/2006 7:52:54 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 138 replies · 3,036+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | March 2, 2006 | By LISA HOFFMAN
    They have the heft of an ax, a blade nearly as long as a sword, and the intimidation power to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Cheap and easily bought, machetes in America have commonly been reserved for underbrush and sugar-cane cutting. But now, in a spreading trend that so far has drawn little national attention, criminals are using machetes as weapons, striking fear in cities and towns across the country. Witness these recent incidents: In the heartland Indiana city of Evansville in February, a robber pulled a machete on a convenience-store cashier, who put...
  • Judge: Arrest Unnecessary For Student With Knife

    01/10/2006 4:24:23 PM PST · by Westlander · 126 replies · 2,041+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2006 | The Associated Press
    DETROIT -- A Detroit judge said Wayne State University police should not have arrested a student for carrying a knife. The knives are part of his Sikh religious beliefs. Sukhpreet Singh Garcha was arrested in August for carrying a 10-inch knife, known as a kirpan, on his hip. Police said the knife violated the city's weapons laws. Carrying a kirpan at all times is a basic tenet of Sikhism, an Indian-based faith with an estimated 25 million followers worldwide. The judge ruled last month that the knife ordinance is intended to apply to people carrying a weapon for some unlawful...
  • Supreme Court rules kirpans (ceremonial Sikh Dagger) okay in school

    03/02/2006 2:59:19 PM PST · by proud_yank · 73 replies · 1,147+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | Mar 2, 2006 | RICHARD BLACKWELL AND TERRY WEBER
    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Sikh students can carry ceremonial daggers to class and that doing so does not pose an undue danger to others in the schools. The top court overturned Thursday morning a Quebec Court of Appeals ruling that had barred the kirpan from schools in the province. The Quebec court had said a limit on religious freedom was reasonable, given the safety concerns from carrying the daggers to school. "Religious tolerance is a very important value of Canadian society," the top court judges wrote in their decision. "A total prohibition against wearing a kirpan...
  • B.C. Sikhs celebrate kirpan decision

    03/02/2006 2:14:56 PM PST · by ferri · 46 replies · 679+ views
    CBC ^ | Mar 2 2006
    Sikhs in B.C. are cheering the Supreme Court of Canada's decision that upholds the right of Sikh children to wear a ceremonial dagger to school. The case involved a Montreal student who wasn't allowed to wear his kirpan to school. Schools in B.C. have long permitted orthodox Sikh students to wear the ceremonial dagger. In its 8-0 judgment, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a total ban infringed on Gurbaj Singh's guarantees of religious freedom under the Charter of Rights.