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Knife Rights Under Attack

Posted on 22nd Jul 2009 @ 3:37 PM

Department of Homeland Security Proposed New Knife Rule

Click here to see the Amendment passed by the Senate against this proposed rule.  But don't stop  - we still need to keep encouraging our senators and Representatives to ensure this rule does not make it back into the bill.
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A KNIFE OWNER'S CALL TO ACTION
SAY NO!!!!!
THE COMMENT PERIOD HAS COME AND GONE.  IF YOU WANT TO INFLUENCE THE OUTCOME OF THIS PROPOSED RULE, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS.
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BECAUSE OF THE WORDING, THIS RULE COULD MAKE MOST, IF NOT ALL, POCKETKNIVES ILLEGAL. WHERE DOES IT STOP?
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If you want to view a video of what AKTI fears about this situation and about your being branded a criminal if you carry a folding knife, go to … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5KINtCajwI
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SEE BELOW
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY,
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS.
Washington, DC, May 6, 2009
The following documents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(‘‘CBP’’), Office of Regulations and Rulings, have been determined to
be of sufficient interest to the public and CBP field offices to merit
publication in the CUSTOMS BULLETIN.
SANDRA L. BELL,
Executive Director,
Regulations and Rulings,
Office of International Trade.

19 CFR PART 177
PROPOSED REVOCATION OF RULING LETTERS AND
REVOCATION OF TREATMENT RELATING TO THE
ADMISSIBILTY OF CERTAIN KNIVES WITH
SPRING-ASSISTED OPENING MECHANISMS
AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of
Homeland Security.
ACTION: Notice of proposed revocation of four ruling letters and revocation
of treatment relating to the admissibility of certain knives
with spring-assisted opening mechanisms.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 625(c), Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C.
§1625(c)), as amended by section 623 of Title VI (Customs Modernization)
of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation
Act (Pub. L. 103–182,107 Stat. 2057), this notice advises interested
parties that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
intends to revoke four ruling letters relating to the admissibility,
pursuant to the Switchblade Knife Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1241–1245 (and
the CBP Regulations promulgated pursuant thereto set forth in 19
CFR §§ 12.95–12.103) of certain knives with spring-assisted opening
mechanisms. Similarly, CBP proposes to revoke any treatment
previously accorded by it to substantially identical transactions.
Comments are invited on the correctness of the intended actions.
DATE: Comments must be received on or before June 21, 2009.
ADDRESS: Written comments are to be addressed to U.S. Customs
and Border Protection, Office of International Trade, Regulations
BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION 5
and Rulings, Attention: Intellectual Property and Restricted Merchandise
Branch, Mint Annex, 799 9th Street, N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20229.
Submitted comments may be inspected at U.S. Customs
and Border Protection, 799 9th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., during
regular business hours. Arrangements to inspect submitted comments
should be made in advance by calling Joseph Clark, Trade
and Commercial Regulations Branch, at (202) 325–0089.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew M. Langreich,
Intellectual Property and Restricted Merchandise Branch, at (202)
325–0089.

Proposed Knife Rule-Details