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  • West Virginia Senate Passes Preemption Bill to include more Weapons

    02/20/2020 5:46:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 13 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 96, a reform of the state weapons preemption law, on 11 February 2020. It passed with a vote of 30 in favor, 2 opposed. It appears all 50 states have some form of weapons preemption law.  Such laws prohibit local governments from enacting rules, ordinances or limits on the exercise of Second Amendment rights. This ensures some weapons laws are uniform across the entire state.The preemption laws vary in effectiveness and scope. In West Virginia, the current preemption law §8-12-5a has this heading: §8-12-5a. Limitations upon municipalities’ power to restrict the purchase, possession,...
  • Armed Iranian national detained near Mar-a-Lago

    01/10/2020 10:25:54 PM PST · by · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2020 05:14 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla An Iranian national armed with a pair of knives, a machete, and a pickax was detained Friday by police about four miles from President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Officers responded to a call at around 9:30 a.m. about a suspicious person in Bradley Park, which is northeast of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, according to Palm Beach Police Department public information officer Michael Ogrodnick. They arrested a man named Masoud Yareilzoleh on a charge related to a concealed weapons violation, Ogrodnick told the Washington Examiner....
  • CIA's Solution to Killing Too Many Civilians: Knife Bomb

    10/14/2019 6:17:18 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 46 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 5/9/2019 | Matt Novak
    The CIA and the U.S. military have been using a new type of missile during some drone strikes in recent years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. What makes this new missile unique? It doesn’t explode and instead deploys sharp blades, hitting targets “like a speeding anvil” from the sky. The new missile, which has never been acknowledged publicly before today, is called the R9X and is a variant of the Hellfire missile. But unlike a traditional Hellfire, the R9X is designed with six long blades that only emerge from the missile seconds before impact. The R9X,...
  • Paris knife attacker who killed 4 in police headquarters had converted to Islam: report

    10/03/2019 12:06:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 44 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | Aug. 3, 2019 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The deranged employee who stabbed four people to death — including three cops — inside a Paris police headquarters had converted to Islam 18 months ago, according to a report. The unidentified, 45-year-old IT worker attacked three members of the police force’s intelligence division Thursday inside two different offices on the first floor, then went into a stairwell and assaulted two women, French TV station BFMTV reported.
  • FBI: Over 5 Times More Killed With Knives Than Rifles

    10/01/2019 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    FBI crime stats for 2018 show over five times as many people were killed with knives and/or other cutting instruments than were killed with rifles. The FBI data shows a total 1,515 deaths by knives and/or other cutting instruments vs. 297 deaths by rifle in 2018. This means the gap between murders with knives vs. murders with rifles has grown since 2017, for which FBI stats showed nearly four times as many stabbed to death as killed with rifles. The number of murders with a rifle hovered around 400 for the year 2017, then dropped to 297 in 2018. Ironically,...
  • Sadiq Khan’s former policing adviser defects to Liberal Democrats over knife crime in London…

    09/17/2019 5:19:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 17:46 EDT, 15 September 2019 | Claire Ellicot
    Sadiq Khan’s former policing adviser yesterday defected to the Liberal Democrats, saying his children were “not safe” on London’s streets because of knife crime. In a shock switch, Leroy Logan, a former police superintendent, said that he was quitting the Labour Party over the London Mayor’s record. He will now become policing adviser to the Lib Dem mayoral candidate Siobhán Benita, who has unveiled a five-point plan to tackle knife crime. Mr. Logan had been planning to stand as a Labour member of the London Assembly. He was an adviser to Mr. Khan during his 2016 mayoral campaign and drafted...
  • British Police Push For Duller Knives… Seriously

    06/18/2019 12:18:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies ^ | June 17, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s pretty difficult (though clearly not impossible) to get a gun in England, even for criminals. Has that stopped crime, included attempted murder? Well, it’s definitely slowed it down a bit, but no… there are still people trying to kill each other and the weapon of choice is usually the knife. What’s an oppressive government to do? Easy answer, boys and girls. We’ll just make sure all the knives are duller. (NY Times) In an attempt to tackle domestic violence, the police in a British county came up with a startling plan: Replace the sharp knives in victims’ kitchens with...
  • U.K. Police’s Plan to Tackle Domestic Abuse: Blunt Knives

    06/16/2019 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 14, 2019 | Geneva Abdul
    In an attempt to tackle domestic violence, the police in a British county came up with a startling plan: Replace the sharp knives in victims’ kitchens with blunt-tipped instruments to prevent their partners from stabbing them to death.
  • ACTION ALERT! NY Gravity Knife Ban Repeal Bill to Gov. Cuomo – CALL/EMAIL TODAY!

    05/28/2019 7:58:29 PM PDT · by BTerclinger · 38 replies
    Knife Rights ^ | 05/23/19 | Knife Rights
    The bill to repeal New York’s Gravity Knife Ban, A5944, which would stop the bogus arrests and prosecutions on Gravity Knife charges of knife owners carrying common folding knives in New York City has been transmitted to Governor Cuomo. If you live, work or travel in New York CALL the Governor TODAY and ask him to STOP the OUTRAGEOUS arrests and prosecutions in New York City! Click on the link for details on calling, emailing or faxing.
  • Airstrip One: The Slow Death of Freedom in the UK

    05/08/2019 11:48:55 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 22 replies
    What is happening in the UK is terrifying. No, I’m not talking about Brexit, the event that has gripped news media and turned it into a frenzy. I’m referring to far more important matters. Matters that, if left unchecked, will turn the UK into one of the most authoritarian countries in the world. Just one example of this authoritarian trend; soon everyone in the UK will require age verification or the purchase of a special pass from a local retailer or newsagent in order to view pornography online. I say soon since the British government have in the past been...
  • Montana Victory on the Second Front of the War to Restore the Second Amendment

    05/02/2019 12:39:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Montana recently passed a strong preemption statute for knife law. The law passed the House 99 yes, with 1 abstention, on January 29, 2019. It passed the Senate, 49 yes, with 1 abstention, on 19 March, 2019. On 27 March it was transmitted to Governor Bullock. On 3 April, 2019, it was signed by Governor Bullock. The knife preemption law provides core support for Constitutional Carry for knives in Montana. In Montana, Constitutional carry for knives was achieved two years ago on 21 April, 2017.Montana law treated knives with a blade of more than 4 inches the same as...
  • British Politicians Declare War on Knives

    04/30/2019 7:31:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 48 replies
    Reason ^ | 4.24.2018 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    Having failed to thwart crime with gun bans, British officials now want to restrict what may be the most useful tool ever invented. *snip* Having failed to disarm criminals with gun controls that they defy, British politicians are now turning their attention to implementing something new and different: knife control. Because criminals will be much more respectful of knife laws than of those targeted at firearms, I guess. "No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law," London's Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted...
  • U.K. Lawmaker Calls For All Knives To Be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

    03/14/2019 2:34:01 PM PDT · by blam · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2019
    Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems. In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”. Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing. Responses...
  • Benchmade Knife Company Helps Oregon City Police Destroy Firearms

    02/21/2019 6:16:45 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 46 replies ^ | 21 Feb 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    In a social media post that has since been removed, the Oregon City Police wrote, “Thank you Benchmade Knife Company for assisting us today by cutting up guns that are ready to be destroyed.” The backlash against Benchmade’s willingness to cut up firearms was intense, and the Oregon City Police used a Facebook post to try to quell the public’s outrage: We understand some of our followers are upset with Benchmade knives because of a recent post we put out. The post did not give everyone the full story on why the guns were required to be destroyed. We receive...
  • Teen stabbed in attack by 3 alleged MS-13 members from his high school on Long Island

    01/11/2019 10:51:07 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | January 10, 2019
    HUNTINGTON STATION, Long Island -- Police said a teenager was stabbed in an attack by three MS-13 members from his high school behind a Long Island Burger King. It happened on New York Avenue in Huntington Station around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The 16-year-old victim told police he was at the fast-food restaurant with friends when six of his classmates from Huntington High School entered and began staring at them menacingly. Feeling uncomfortable, the victim and a friend left, and the three gang members followed them, wielding bats and knives, police said. An altercation broke out in the parking lot, and...
  • Dublin community 'shocked' after money stolen from church collectors at knifepoint [Ireland]

    12/13/2018 10:12:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 12/13/2018 | Cormac Fitzgerald
    A South Dublin community is “appalled” and “in shock” after money was stolen from two church collectors at knife point in the grounds of a Tallaght church, with one of the men being slashed in the arm. Gardaí confirmed that they were investigating the theft of a sum of money and an assault in Balrothery, Tallaght yesterday morning. They said a man in his 70s had money stolen from him and received a slash wound to his arm. The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries and no arrests have yet been made. Speaking to, local councillor Mick...
  • Child knife deaths in England and Wales set for nine-year peak

    11/30/2018 1:01:45 PM PST · by budj · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Caelainn Barr
    Knife crime has killed 35 children and teenagers in England and Wales so far this year, meaning that 2017 is likely to be the worst year for such deaths in nearly a decade. Official figures exclusively obtained by the Guardian show that this year will be the worst since 2008 when 42 young people aged 19 and under lost their lives as a result of an attack with a knife.
  • Line 18: £3 million per day county lines drugs business fuelling knife crime

    11/29/2018 5:50:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | November 29, 2018 | By Jason Farrell
    Drugs runners are operating 2,000 "county lines" routes from big cities into smaller towns and the countryside, according to new figures obtained by Sky News. We can also reveal that the business is worth over £3 million a day. Sky News has obtained exclusive access to people involved in this ruthless trade, from wholesalers to drugs mules. Our investigation demonstrates how this brutal business is contributing to the rise in knife crime across the UK. We started out in a "trap house" in north London. This is where drugs are prepared, sold and taken. Here, a drug wholesaler brandishing a...
  • Ayer woman charged with fatally stabbing cousin held without bail (Mass.)

    10/02/2018 6:45:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2018
    AYER — Prosecutors say a Massachusetts woman was drinking and taking drugs with her cousin before they got into an argument and she fatally stabbed him in the heart. Laqwanda Villaronga was held without bail at her arraignment Monday after a not guilty plea was entered on her behalf to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
  • Khan’s London: Six Arrests After Teen ‘Disembowelled’ in Quadruple Stabbing

    08/17/2018 10:48:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Aug 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    A teenager is fighting for his life after allegedly being disembowelled during a quadruple stabbing in London’s so-called ‘murder mile’. Describing the incident on the Elmington Estate in Camberwell, a witness said they saw “four or five black boys running, [then] all of a sudden I could hear, ‘Help, help’.” Another resident said they saw one of the four stab victims grievously wounded with his “intestines falling on the ground”, according to MailOnline. Six male suspects, said to be aged between 15 and 16, were arrested following the incident, which took place a stone’s throw from the street where ‘drill’...