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Repeal Federal Switchblade Act and Protect Knife and Gun Owners

Discussion in 'Activism' started by hso, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    ITA is an industry bill from knife manufacturers that while good intentioned doesn't go far enough nor does it incorporate the lessons learned from FOPA. The Knife Owner's Protection Act goes the extra mile and does so without risking any of our rights.

    For the sake of knife and gun owners alike, we MUST generate support for the Knife Owners’ Protection Act (KOPA) that’s making its way through Congress. We must also encourage opposition to an alternative bill, known as the Interstate Transport Act (ITA), that would effectively support the continued persecution of law-abiding knife owners. In a matter of moments, you can help us achieve these goals using our Take Action Form.
    KOPA would remove the archaic and irrational restrictions on interstate trade of switchblade (automatic) knives that are already legal to one degree or another in 44 states. It would also protect the right of individuals to travel with their knives throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad of state and local knife laws.

    The Firearms Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) that was signed 32 years ago attempted to address the latter of those issues in regard to guns, but was unsuccessful for a number of reasons. Even though FOPA has proven to be fatally flawed, a similar bill is being floated in Congress, the Interstate Transport Act (ITA), that would expose knife owners to the same vulnerabilities that FOPA did to gun owners. Additionally, ITA does NOT repeal the Federal Switchblade Act, which only adds insult to injury.

    The ITA puts knife owners at risk and sets a bad precedent for gun owners, which is why we MUST generate support for KOPA instead. Help us STOP ITA and PASS KOPA by emailing your legislators using our Take Action Form. It only takes ten seconds to make a difference, so ACT NOW!

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    Thank you,

    Alan Gottlieb
     
  2. 1MoreFord

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    Thank you for the heads up!
     
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  3. ChanceMcCall

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    The local laws alone drive one nuts. In Illinois I can own and carry a switchblade if I have a FOID card, except in Chicago and numerous other cities where carry is still illegal. Now if I have a LEOSA or Illinois Concealed Carry I can carry a handgun in many places, including in cities where the switchblade would land me in jail.
     
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  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Removing the Fed restrictions would remove the underpinnings from the existing state laws.

    KOPA is the Knife Rights bill and many of us no longer have restrictions in our states thanks to their work. This is our opportunity to remove 15 and 18 USC restrictions.
     
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