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    Knife Rights Promises A Sharper Future - Join Now!


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    Knife Rights needs YOU! I can think of no excuse why every member of this forum doesn't join Knife Rights. You represent the core knife owner and user around which we can build a powerful advocacy group. Please join today at www.KnifeRights.org/membership

    (Knife Rights was formerly known as U.S. Knife & Tool Association - same organization, new and better name. This is a grassroots organization that is not associated with AKTI, the industry organization.)
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    In Europe and Australia, regulations regarding knives, including their size, style and ownership by individual citizens have made many commonly carried pocket knives illegal.

    Knife Rights, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to defending Americans' right to own, carry and use knives has been created to oppose similar attacks on individual rights by left wing activists.

    Announcing the new organization at SHOT Show 2007, Doug Ritter, founder and Chairman of Knife Rights, said, "we must organize now and be ready when the only solution is to flood the politicos' offices with mail. If we wait, it will be too late."

    “The anti-gun lobby is already well organized,” says Ritter, “They sent up a trial balloon last summer in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was inflammatory, inaccurate and misleading. It looked exactly like their campaign to demonize the term ‘Assault Rifle”. Just substitute the term ‘tactical knife’”.

    The knife in the article, Ritter adds, was Buck Knives’ diminutive Metro. “That knife,” says Ritter, “is essentially a bottle and soda can opener with a tiny 1 1/8 inch blade. Not exactly what I’d call horribly dangerous despite its being ‘virtually unregulated.’”

    "Knives are tools that have been essential to civilized society for practical and lawful purposes for millennia. Knives and other edged tools are a cornerstone of civilization and remain useful tools to millions of citizens, even in the modern world. Our right to own, use and carry these tools should not be abridged; these are Essential Tools and Essential Rights."

    Knife Rights is a non-profit advocacy member organization. Annual membership is $28. Go to www.KnifeRights.org to join or dial toll-free: 866-889-6268.

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    Doug has my full support with this. We need a voice out there being proactive against those who'd remove these vital tools from our pockets, packs, and kitchens. I strongly suggest that you join up today.
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    Thumbs up

    Let's copy this to Knife Laws, too.

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    Just sent them a email offering to help out where ever i can. Id grab me a membership if I had the spare cash in a heart beat. But for now maybe i can contribute by doing some leg work for them to get correct information for ohio. Maybe some good deffinitions on what each type of knife truely is under the law.

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    Hi. Registered and attempted to join when a Web warning popped up re: "KnifeRights.org's certificate having expired in february 07. Continue to the site at your own personal risk." When I went to the sight and attempted to contact someone from the organization via email, there was no email address and two individuals had posted their home phone and fax. What's up here. Some very reputable people have backed this organization, but this sure feels rather shady.

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    I will attempt to join. The Right To Keep And Bear Arms does not just apply to firearms.

    Semper Fi!

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    I was able to join a couple of days ago. No problems.

    "The Right To Keep And Bear Arms does not just apply to firearms." - Gigmaster
    Gigmaster, that's something worth repeating. Hope you don't mind me quoting you.

    Semper Vigilantus! ("always vigilant": Army Security Agency)

    off thread:
    I belong to kniferights.org. Can anyone tell me how to add it to my signature?
    Edit: I understand that as a non-paying member, I am non entitled to do so.
    Last edited by werwoof; 09-19-2007 at 06:05 PM.

  8. New Mexico and Switchblades

    New Mexico - Criminal Offenses - 30-1-12. Definitions...
    B. "deadly weapon" means any... weapon which is capable of
    producing death or great bodily harm, including but not
    restricted to any types of daggers, brass knuckles,
    switchblade knives, bowie knives, poniards, butcher
    knives, dirk knives and all such weapons with which
    dangerous cuts can be given, or with which dangerous
    thrusts can be inflicted, including swordcanes, and any
    kind of sharp pointed canes...
    - 30-7-2. Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon... consists of
    carrying a concealed... deadly weapon anywhere, except in
    the following cases [own residence or property; private
    automobile or other means of conveyance; official]...
    a
    petty misdemeanor.
    - 30-7-8. Unlawful possession of switchblades consists of any
    person, either manufacturing, causing to be manufactured,
    possessing, displaying, offering, selling, lending, giving
    away or purchasing any knife which has a blade which opens
    automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring
    or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife
    having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into
    position by the force of gravity or by any outward or
    centrifugal thrust or movement. Whoever commits unlawful
    possession of switchblades is guilty of a misdemeanor.


    New Mexico Case Law:
    - "Jury to determine character of weapon..." (1973)
    - "...a butterfly knife was a switchblade..." (1991)


    http://www.knife-expert.com
    So, there is one case where an idiot had a butterfly knife working in a convinience store. He showed it to a minor who went home and told his parents. Needless to say, the family went to the story and the police was called. Case went to the appeals court.

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu..._v_riddall.txt

    NOTE: deleted a whole paragraph of misinformation on criminal law in NM.
    Last edited by Culpeper; 09-28-2007 at 04:32 PM. Reason: deleting misinformation

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    Culpeper, I'm not sure how your post ended up in this thread on the Knife Rights organization. Perhaps you meant to hit "New Thread" and hit "Post Reply" instead. Mods, I want to reply to Culpeper, though, so that no one gets the wrong idea and does something illegal based upon that wrong idea.

    Regulations in NM are exceptions to the statute.
    Not in criminal law, they're not.

    So, deadly weapons, including switchblades, can be possessed and carried on your property or in a private vehicle.
    Not switchblades!

    Folks, legal opinions from nonlawyers are often completely incorrect, as is much of Culpeper's post (though I'm sure that he had nothing but the best of intentions in posting). I'm an appellate criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor in NM. NMSA 1978 § 30-7-8 (Unlawful possession of switchblades) could not be more clear:

    Unlawful possession of switchblades consists of any person, either manufacturing, causing to be manufactured, possessing, displaying, offering, selling, lending, giving away or purchasing any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade which opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity or by any outward or centrifugal thrust or movement.

    Whoever commits unlawful possession of switchblades is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.


    Switchblades and butterfly knives are flat-out illegal to possess in NM. Private property and "collectors receipts" don't change a thing. The Concealed Handgun Carry Act's licensure procedure changes nothing regarding the carrying of knives. NMAC has nothing to do with criminal prosecutions. There is no "hidden code" that countermands the statutes. Switchblades cannot be legally possessed on private property or in your car - or AT ALL - by anyone in the state of New Mexico.

    No offense, Culpeper: we all have our areas of expertise. I sure couldn't give tax information the way that you could!
    Last edited by Erich; 09-28-2007 at 09:59 AM.

  10. But you're right...I don't know dick about criminal law!

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    Which turns out to be precisely what I know about your field, amigo! Have a good weekend, neighbor!

  12. No problem. The mods should clean up this thread so that nobody gets the wrong idea about the law in NM. You're right and I was wrong. I would hate for someone to read my first post and not the subsequent replies. Never mind. I deleted my posted misinformation. That should do it for minimal effort to stand corrected

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    i'm in, but i don't get why people blame the left. i've always had the impression that the conservative right creates and maintains stringent regulations on weapons in order to keep lower socio-economic classes and minorities in jail. i mean...just take a look at who actually gets caught and prosecuted for violating anti-weapon laws.

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    I am glad there is some organization for protecting our rights.

    However, I am concerned this organization would not be aggressive enough to lobby and petition the Government. Or challange Laws and Case Laws through out the United States. These are ultimately what are needed in protecting our rights.

    Many of our rights are lost because they go unchallanged.

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    Can anybody tell me when,or if ever anybody was killed or even wounded by an automatic knife..I can find you 100,000 or more(but I won't waste my time)stories of people tore up with a kitchen knife.A kid can buy one at a grocery store.I'd join your Knife Right's Group,If those idoit's at Paypal would ever send me my debit card.I'm sick of Ebay who own's Paypal,not lettin me auction a few thousand dollar E.W.Stone skull knife,cause it has knucks,yet they didn't say a word when I put on A copy of the spiked knuckle knife used in the movie Cobra.The spikes were over an inch long.The knife cost 6 bucks..Wholesale..God Bless everyone in on our side in this 'knifefight'..Here in TX switchblade's are illeagle to,but every other table at a Gun & Knife Show,has about a doz.or so on it.I got 50..Some worth over a grand.If anybody out there in knifeland knows what a Robbie Dalton Ranger OTF is worth.It look's like a Microtech Halo.My ranger has large cut out's in blade.Robbie sure weakened that blade up..Please give me a holler..[email protected]

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    Shovel

    A knife is a tool not a weapon. A shovel is a tool as well as a hammer is a tool. Both a shovel and a hammer can kill someone. So can a Coke machine and it is not considered a weapon. I'm not sure how good knife rights is, but I joined to protect our rights to carry a useful tool.
    Nicholas

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    I will join as soon as i get some cash around too, I am a member of the NRA, going on to my 5th year now, and will join now to help protect this right too!

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    Do these guys make patches for sale? I'd like to put one on my EDC bag.

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    I just sent my membership fee in.

    Since I have to go to the gates of hell (new york) I figured I could use some top cover.
    He who dares wins.

    NRA Life Benefactor Member

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    Here is a link to a site that will answer anybody`s questions about knife legalities in any state. "Walk softly and carry a big knife" http://www.thefiringline.com/library/blades/knifelaws.html

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