Don’t Call it a Pocketknife? Ignorance and Prejudice on Display

Don't Call it a Pocketknife
Don’t Call it a Pocketknife? Ignorance and Prejudice on Display
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Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- A Bloomberg writer displays ignorance and prejudice in an outrageous article stating, “Don’t Call it a Pocketknife” ( tiny.cc/gpjkqx ) because “carrying a knife isn’t just an anachronism; it’s a terrible idea. So let’s retire the term pocketknife, along with the practice it implies.”

His ridiculous alternative: “stay-at-home-knife.”

Ostensibly a complimentary article on a few nice knives and their makers (and a referral to New York City high-end knife retailer Mastersmiths, in a blog named Loot Blog – Time and Money (Mostly) Well Spent), writer Stan Parish goes off the rails in the introduction. His bias against carrying a pocketknife is clear when he goes on to say that, “your stay-at-home knife should have at least one purely decorative touch, a non-functional note that says this blade’s for unboxing well-packaged wine — not standing your ground.” Apparently he simply cannot comprehend that someone might carry an Every Day Carry pocketknife as anything other than a weapon.

Millions of law-abiding Americans know better.

Parish’s attempt to rationalize his outlandish prejudice by using “search-happy security” as an excuse for his EDC bigotry is intellectually dishonest. Even in New York City, 99+% of the city is accessible without any security screening.

Ironically, considering he’s writing for a New York City-based publication in a locale that persecutes knife owners (60,000 prosecution in 10 years), his advice to leave the knife at home isn’t without some degree of merit as related to the two pocketknives he features.

Both are one-hand opening lock-blade folding knives knives that the city might consider illegal gravity knives under its unconstitutionally vague application of the state gravity knife ban as applied against common folding knives.

Of particular interest, since the city claims such knives are “per se” illegal, meaning they would be illegal even to possess in the home, he illustrates the hypocrisy of the city’s persecution, as well as his own ignorance.

Read the entire article here: http://tiny.cc/gpjkqx

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ray hampton
ray hampton
6 years ago

A pocket knife is not a weapon UNTIL someone use it as a weapon and a pocket knife is not very good as a self-defense
device

joe
joe
5 years ago
Reply to  ray hampton

experience tells me different,sorry, I now carry a gun,not sorry

Spice54
Spice54
6 years ago

In reading the whole article with (apparently) less rampant testosterone and adrenaline, I am in agreement with ‘Squid’ who commented, “This article was simply clickbait for an advertisement.
What better way to get knife enthusiasts to see links for knives than suggest restricting them.
Well done.”
Of course, I am not desperate to come up with an article like Kniferights apparently is, I want freedoms with firearms and knives but do try not to sound like I drool when I walk. Slow down guys and THINK!

Paul
Paul
6 years ago

The knife is a much needed part of being a man, besides there are times when you need to have that knife at hand, they are just to handy to have around. If you have one and not need it then you are well off but if you need one and don;t have it then you could be up the river.

KnifeManDan
KnifeManDan
6 years ago

Real men carry knives and have done so for over a million years. We sure aren’t stopping now!

Phil
Phil
6 years ago

A Bloomberg article no less!
Pocket knives are not considered concealed weapons!
I’m keeling my Leatherman and my pocket knife.
In fact, just bought a new knife too.