Boston Proposes to License Knife Sales Restricting Your Second Amendment

Boston Proposes to License Knife Sales Restricting Your Second Amendment Rights

Gilbert, AZ –-( As we warned, this Thursday, September 8, 2011, the Public Safety Committee of the Boston City Council will be holding a hearing with the intention of licensing the sale of knives in the city of Boston.

Below is the official stated purpose of the hearing:

That the appropriate committee of the Boston City Council hold a hearing to examine requiring the sale of knives to be licensed by the appropriate police agency that would monitor, regulate and license businesses selling knives. Representatives from the Boston Police Department, Inspectional Services Department, and other interested parties shall be invited to attend.

The meeting will be at Boston City Hall, Ianella Chambers, 5th Floor on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10 am.

If you are a Boston citizen, here is a link to the councilors’ webpages where you can find a link to contact them and POLITELY express your outrage:

We urge all Boston area Knife Rights members to contact the Boston City Council and express their opposition to this measure. Currently citizens need a license to possess pepper spray. In a year or so this measure could lead to licensing citizens to possess a basic pocket knife.

As noted in the article linked below, existing Boston law already prohibits knives with a blade two inches or longer from being sold to anyone under age 18. A number of stores were fined as a result of a recent sting operation for illegally selling knives to underage persons. There is no indication that there has been any factual connection made between violence committed with knives in the city and these retailers, or that licensing would actually help the situation any more than simply enforcing the existing law on the books.

Knife Rights has a representative in Massachusetts who will be attending this meeting, but if you live in the area and can attend as well, the stronger show of opposition we can generate, the better.


Your membership and support allows Knife Rights to oppose efforts such as this to restrict our freedoms. If you are not yet a member, please join Knife Rights and encourage your friends to join today!

Knife Rights ( is America’s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization, working towards a Sharper Future for all knife owners. Knife Rights is dedicated to providing knife owners an effective voice in public policy. Become a Knife Rights member and make a contribution to support the fight for your knife rights. Visit

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Does this mean you will need a tax stamp for an electric carving knife?????

Mike Maselli

What we need are less laws and full freedom of the second amendent. If you are going to attack the sale of knives you might as well attack the sale of pencils,and pens, 3 of which can be taped together and used to stab someone. May as well go after triplle A batteries which can be flattened with a rock and used to slit someones throat. More guns less crime, proven statistic's. Oh, don't forget silver ware, even plastic which can be sharpened by rubbing on cement.

Solomon Kane

When steak knives are outlawed, only outlaws will have steak knives. Great Britain also has outlawed the possesion of knives/blades over 3" outside of the home. When they have a stabbing, they'll hold an "amnesty turn-in" period to get those evil tools off the streets and out of the hands of the irresponsible citizenry… We've seen this before. Stand up for your right to bear broadswords. Go buy one.


So let me see if I have this right. Putting restrictions on knifes is going to save lifes? Does this mean that when I go to buy a basic kitchen knife set, I will have to show that I am over 16 or 18 years of age? How does that stop people from violent crimes with knifes? Are they saying that 16 -18 year olds are more violent? What about the physo thats 66, he's allowed to purschase a new knife? Every household has some sort of kitchen knifes readily available every day. Does this new proposel require that all… Read more »


THANK GOD THAT I LIVE IN ARIZONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If making laws stopped people from killing the law that makes murder illegal would be adequate. Regulation only removes these from the law abiding citizens who then can not protect themselves. It's like making every law abiding citizen a "gun and knife free zone". Better known as "come rob and kill me zones". I am sure these people have good intentions but their logic is not sound.

Jim Lefavour

Wow – as usual, when something fails MISERABLY, do MORE of it – standard Liberal procedure.