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#185989 - 10/20/09 11:29 PM Knife Rights - We Did It!
Doug_Ritter Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 2058
WE STOPPED CUSTOMS Pocket Knife Grab! The Senate has passed the conference report for the fiscal year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill with our amendment to the Federal Switchblade Act intact. The bill will now be sent to the President for signature. There is no indication that he would veto the bill.

This is the culmination of an incredible effort on the part of Knife Rights, American Knife and Tool Institute, NRA, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and many other organizations who contributed. Each organization made key contributions to the effort, without which the end result might not have turned out so well. Not many folks gave us much hope of succeeding when Customs first proposed revoking their rulings and redefining what is a switchblade back in May. At a time when bipartisanship is rare as hen's teeth in Washington, we garnered support from both sides of the aisle.

We succeeded because the coalition of groups that came together to fight Customs represented a broad swath of American industry and grassroots. We succeeded in large part because of YOUR contributions, letters and calls in support of our efforts. You can give yourself a pat on the back for your effort and a job well done against all odds. It is time to pop the cork on that bottle of champagne and celebrate a victory for your knife rights and for all America.

To help you celebrate and commemorate this incredible victory, please purchase one of our collectible "WE STOPPED Customs Pocket Knife Grab" coffee mugs, t-shirts or sweatshirts, available for a limited time only: www.cafepress.com/KnifeRights Proceeds will help pay off the incredibly high cost of accomplishing this victory.

Knife Rights has quickly grown to become America's largest grassroots knife owners organization. This latest fight against Customs Pocket Knife Grab has validated the power and importance of a dedicated grass roots organization in defending your knife rights. Now we have to finish paying pay for this effort. It took a great deal of money to accomplish all this. Carrying a fight like this to Washington cannot be done without lots of cash. The victory isn't complete until we pay the bills. PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THIS FIGHT FOR YOUR KNIFE RIGHTS! http://www.bit.ly/Scvp9

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Knife Rights has quickly grown to become America's largest grassroots knife owners organization. This latest fight against Customs Pocket Knife Grab has validated the power and importance of a dedicated grass roots organization in defending your knife rights. Invest in a Sharper Future™. Become a Knife Rights member and make a contribution to support the fight against Customs Pocket Knife Grab.

Join or Renew your Knife Rights membership today! http://tinyurl.com/qnu988

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR FIGHT FOR YOUR KNIFE RIGHTS! http://bit.ly/Scvp9

Knife Rights
America’s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization
www.KnifeRights.org
twitter.com/KnifeRights
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#185990 - 10/20/09 11:39 PM Re: Knife Rights - We Did It! [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1917
Loc: Washington, DC

Congrats, Doug, and to everyone!

Democracy-in-action.


:-)

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#186009 - 10/21/09 02:37 AM Re: Knife Rights - We Did It! [Re: Doug_Ritter]
nurit Offline
Member

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 191
Loc: NYC
Hurrah! Thank you!

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#186010 - 10/21/09 02:53 AM Re: Knife Rights - We Did It! [Re: nurit]
ki4buc Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
Nice.

So, which knife outlet is going to put that logo on one of the knives that was protected?

"I stopped Customs from grabbing this knife". smile

BTW, it's an easy jump this, and please, take my idea and run with it. I won't sue! Hell, I'll even buy one! smile


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#186029 - 10/21/09 12:53 PM Re: Knife Rights - We Did It! [Re: ki4buc]
Tyber Offline
Sheriff
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/27/09
Posts: 299
Loc: ST. Paul MN
Doug:

Thank you so much for your hard work and truely determined vigilance to keep the pocket knife safe and legal.


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