Ban guns, than knives, than people….

There is a lot of talk about a proposed revising of the regulations on knives. One which it is claimed will redefine most knives with assistant opening devices (ie: little knobs on the base of the blades, etc) as switchblades. Making them illegal. In fact, according to KnifeRights.org, they claim that it may eliminate the legal possession of all folding knives that can be opened with one hand.

I’ve kind of delayed posting on this. Because I wanted to find a bit more substantiation. As most point to KnifeRights.org post. Of course I haven’t seen anything in the MSM (but don’t really expect I would). So I have decided to post the link to the KnifeRights.org article.

http://www.kniferights.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=1

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As an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, I have long cautioned that it is the right to bear arms. And have criticized the fact that we focus solely on firearms. Frankly, I believe that Americans have lost so much ground in regards to the 2nd Amendment that we don’t even realize it.

Knives have been regulated. And just try to walk around with a sword. Is there a more basic personal arm than the sword?

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Below is a letter I am sending off to my representatives:

Dear

I am greatly disturbed by rumors I am hearing about proposed changes under the U.S. Customs & Borders Protections. To the effect of re-defining the definition of a “switch blade” so as to restrict and make illegal a great many common knives.

Maybe you’re unaware…but we have a 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The term arms while encompassing firearms is NOT limited to just that premise. But also includes knives, swords, and pitchforks.

Frankly, I am growing very very uncomfortable with recent trends in our government. Calls for bans on semi-auto rifles and handguns. Now attempts to limit knife ownership.  And combined with Homeland Security reports defining average Americans who go to church, are pro-life, served in the military, etc as potential extremist threats to the government.

Meanwhile, it appears that there is an increasing trend to whittle away our Constitutional rights. If the government is viewing it’s people as a threat, than perhaps our government has become a threat to the People.

I ask you to please stand up for our most basic and precious rights. The rights of free speech, freedom to worship (or not worship) as we choose, and the right to defend ourselves from brigands and tyranny.

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And here are my thoughts toward Obama.

Dear Mr. Obama,

Please…quit pissing me off. It’s bad enough the price on the firearms I want have sky-rocketed thanks to you and your stated goals of banning them.

But now you’re going to jack up the prices of knives, right have been contemplating picking a few up.

Can you please stop….your destroying the nation I have loved.

Published in: on June 10, 2009 at 1:48 am  Comments (1)  
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The ever changing world of arms…

The Future of Firearms:

A long time ago, on a sea far far away the swashbuckling pirates stormed the merchant vessel wielding their large sharp sabers….

Many many years later another merchantman fended off a pirate vessel thru a pre-preemptive attack of arrows and crossbow bolts.

Centuries two naval vessels engaged one another. Their brass cannons firing large iron balls at one as the two ships crashed into one another; their men boarded wielding sword and firing muskets.

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I could go on all the way to modern rifles, etc. The truth is “arms” are always evolving. The Constitution declares a right to bear arms. We usually hear the 2nd Amendment rights activists tout their right to carry a firearm. However, other aspects of this right are often neglected. It was common practice to carry a sword, saber or a dagger centuries ago. Yet even with a Pennsylvania license to carry firearm – I am still forbidden from walking around with one of my swords. Why is that?

Surely, my .45 ACP handgun is far deadlier than my sword. Why do we second amendment activists focus on the narrow view of arms to be firearms?

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Okay, you may think I am just stirring up the pot for stirring sake. But I’m not. I am a visionary, I find that I can see the future that many are unable to see. “Arms” are evolving, and though it may be another 100-200 yrs until the next major evolution. We must be careful that we do not turn our Second Amendment right into a limitation.

I just read about a new weapon system. While it’s a tad big to be my new carry (perhaps it’ll be my vehicle gun). It’s showing how much progress is being made. This new “arm” is a combat laser system. But unlike previous laser weapon systems, this one does NOT need to be mounted on a Jumbo 747 or naval ship. While it’s still very bulky and unlikely to be on anything less than a Humvee.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/14/weaponised_rayguns_hit_shelves_in_time_for_xmas/

One must remember that we are witnessing the infancy of a new weapons platform. You would not the comparison of “blunderbuss” to an AR-15 fair would you? What about to an .380 LCP?

In another 40-80 yrs, such systems may be portable enough to be carry weapons.  What happens if all of the legislation we’ve fought to enact in defense of our 2nd Amendment is focused solely on firearms?  We may find ourselves only able to walk around with antique 9mm.  Stuck in the middle of history unable to wield older arms such as swords and crossbows and likewise forbidden from carrying the new top of the line carry blasters.

So while this post is somewhat tongue-in-cheek. Remember, when you’re advocating your second amendment rights. To be careful how any legislation is worded. And don’t dismiss the banning of other arms like swords, crossbows, and knives.

Available this Christmas!

Published in: on November 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm  Comments (1)  
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