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Taken from the most recent "Page Nine", Alan Korwin's "The Uninvited Ombudsman Report"
10- Government Banning Pocketknives
The lamestream media told you:
Web sources however told you the federal government is set to confiscate or criminalize possession of most pocket knives in the country, mainly focused on "assisted opening" knives. Great confusion exists between these one-hand-opening knives, reportedly 80% of the current knife market, regular pocket knives, true switchblades and the effects of both state and federal law on the subject. Page Nine readers who have removed their blinders will of course immediately recognize that the Customs and Border Protection agency cannot write or rewrite federal law, even if they'd like to. Attorney David Wong, author of Knife Laws of the 50 States clarifies the mess below.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Hi Alan. I believe the knives in question are assisted-openers, not automatics. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ruling in question apparently stems from a reversal of a prior CBP "admissibility determination" via a so-called Headquarters Ruling Letter, for a specific type of assisted-opening knives.
The federal switchblade act is found at 15 U.S.C. §1241 et. seq.; here is the index:
Editor's Note: This article has also been published at USConcealedCarry.com.
By Chad D. Baus
In my last column, "The People Fighting for Your Gun Rights", I lamented the fact that more state gun rights organizations had not responded to my invitation to help keep USCCA members up to date on the current battles that they face, what specific activities they are engaging in on each battle, their sense of the morale of gun owners in their state, etc. In the weeks since then, I've heard from three more state organizations, bringing our group to a total of nineteen states.
For many persons who carry concealed on a regular basis, any memory of the fight that secured them that right is fading quickly. But in more places than many are aware, the battle to restore the right to bear arms for self-defense is still raging.
Brady Campaign attorney says "certainly nothing wrong" with adults banging away at Southern Ohio Machine Gun ShootSubmitted by cbaus on Thu, 07/02/2009 - 00:05.
By Chad D. Baus
During my seven-plus years experience covering Second Amendment issues and the media in Ohio, I've learned that whenever the Columbus Dispatch decides to cover a gun issue, it is important to keep in mind where they began, and where they have stayed in the 130+ years since.
So when I read the opening paragraph of the Dispatch's story on Southern Ohio Machine Gun Shoot in Minford, I was prepared for the worst.
AG Cordray: State of Ohio will join friend of the court brief asking for Second Amendment incorporationSubmitted by cbaus on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 00:10.
Appearing Sunday evening as a guest on the Firearms Forum radio show with host Jim Irvine, Attorney General Richard Cordray announced that, in anticipation of the Supreme Court of the United States taking such a case, he has agreed to sign a brief being prepared by the State of Texas in support of the Second Amendment applying to the states.
"Since the Heller decision there have been either two or three federal Courts of Appeals who have confronted the question of whether the Heller decision, which of course recognized the individual right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and was applicable in that case in the District of Columbia - the question now is whether that same right will apply against state governments across the country," Cordray told WHK 1420 AM listeners.
By Jeff Knox
The surprise introduction and passage of a pro-rights amendment attached to a credit card bill this spring could be a hopeful sign of things to come.