Law in the works in Massachusetts banning certain types of knives

Have you ever noticed, once you become aware of something, you start noticing it everywhere- when before you never even noticed it?

Well, between the recent story Upcoming Presidential Election & Your Knife Rights and my, soon to be aired interview with Doug Ritter founder of Knife Rights, I have become sensitized to stories about knives in the media (most of them are stabbing and crime stories).

Today, I was scanning my Google Alerts and I found an example of our knife rights being threatened. It is a story in today’s Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram & Gazette.

The district attorney is crafting a law that would make it illegal to carry certain types of knives. Police Captain McGinn said, “Many carry knives for legitimate reasons, but I can’t see any real reason someone would carry a knife in a bar.” Then the story gets off talking about the different kinds of knives.

As harmless as that statement sounds, there are three issues at work here- There is going to be some “authority” deciding-

  1. what the legitimate reasons are,
  2. which knives can and cannot be carried, and
  3. where the permissible knives can be carried (and where it will be illegal for them to be carried). 

You tell me, what’s wrong with that picture?

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Published in: on October 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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