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USP45usp
May 10, 2005, 09:38 PM
Have an idea, why doesn't SWAT get gun owners involved in other weapons rights?

In Oregon I have the right to keep and bear arms, including auto knives. Now, if these knives cross state lines then they fall under Federal knife laws. Here is where we attack on the basis of the fed law:

15 USC 1244 provides in summary: Knives can be shipped by common carrier, that sale, transportation or distribution, possession or introduction into interstate commerce of switchblade knives is authorized if it is pursuant to a contract with the armed forces or any member or employee thereof acting in the performance of his or her duty may possess switchblade knives any may have them shipped to him and sold to him or her. The possession and transportation upon his or her person of a switchblade knife or a blade 3 inches or less is authorized to any handicapped individual who has the use of only one arm.

Can we fight this as an "equal protection under the law"? If federal law allows a one armed person to have a switchblade, why shouldn't we all.

You see, I live in a state that has a company, Benchmade, that makes and sells auto knives. Since I live in the state of Oregon, I am not subject to federal law. State law allows possesion and the carry of (but not concealed) of said knife.

I could be "high and mighty" and rub it in that I am allowed to buy, own and carry these knives but I want the same for all my Brothers and Sisters out there. Why should I be "allowed" but you can't?

I'm not into this way of thinking. Maybe bring to the forefront this issue because I've noticed that many gun owners like fine knives.

Oh, just to give an example, here's what I'm buying next. I am buying the:

2550 Mini Reflex

Blade Length: 3.20"
Blade Thickness: 0.100"
Blade Material: 154CM
Blade Hardness: 58-60
Blade Style: Drop-Point
Weight: 2.40oz.
Clip: Black Stainless Steel
Lock Mechanism: Auto Open w/ Safety
Overall Length: 7.40"
Closed Length: 4.20"
Sheath Material: Sold Separately
Class: Black

This is going to be my everyday knife, light, good grip, fast.

I already have:

9100 Auto Stryker

Blade Length: 3.70"
Blade Thickness: 0.120"
Blade Material: 154CM
Blade Hardness: 58-60
Blade Style: Tanto (Spear-Point 9130SBT)
Weight: 4.10oz.
Clip: Black Stainless Steel
Lock Mechanism: Auto Open w/ Safety
Overall Length: 8.25"
Closed Length: 4.68"
Sheath Material: Sold Separately
Class: Black

Discontinued but still in stores.

Wayne

Don Gwinn
May 18, 2005, 07:36 PM
Are you a member of the AKTI (http://www.akti.org)?

USP45usp
May 19, 2005, 06:38 PM
Don,

No, not yet. I didn't know about them until now (with your link). Thanks for the link :).

Wayne