Knife Rights Featured in Sunday Washington Post

Knife Rights Featured in Sunday Washington Post
Knife Rights Featured in Sunday Washington Post

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Knife Rights was featured in a front-page story in this Sunday's Washington Post in an article by Todd C. Frankel that was widely republished by other media outlets. The reporter was fascinated with our success as a Second Amendment organization that in almost every instance enjoys bipartisan support as we have repealed knife bans in 21 states.

It is a generally favorable article from a paper not known for its love of the Second Amendment.

Frankel extensively interviewed (by phone and in person) myself and Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, over a period of three weeks, including coming out to Las Vegas to attend the USNGathering. Where I should note, no act of violence was committed by the thousands of attendees carrying all sorts of knives, many of which would have been illegal before we repealed Nevada's knife bans in 2015.

Having said that, it deserves pointing out some of the more glaring errors and omissions in order to set the record straight. In his opening paragraph, Frankel took pains to note that my pocket knife was illegal to carry concealed in Clark County (Las Vegas), even though it wasn't carried concealed and so was completely legal. As were perhaps thousands of folding knives over three inches long clipped to USN Gathering attendees' pockets. I certainly appreciate most of those folks treating Frankel and his photographer with respect.

Apparently unfazed by the fact that kitchen knives are by far the most common knife used to commit a violent crime, which we pointed out repeatedly, Frankel belabors the point that knives are the second most common weapon used to commit murder. And, he reports on so-called mass stabbings like they are common occurrences, which they are not. He also failed to take note these are also most commonly committed with kitchen knives.

Frankel's closing focused on our successful efforts in Texas and the tragic story of the student murdered while that effort was ongoing. As we explained to him, there is no clearer repudiation of any knife ban than the fact that the knife used in that murder was illegal to carry at the time of his murder. That didn't stop this severely deranged individual, recently released from a mental health institution, from committing murder. And, let's not lose sight of the fact that murder is, itself, a capital offense in Texas.

I could go on, but the real point is that Knife Rights continues to garner generally positive attention from national media in large part because we are a bipartisan organization that gains support from both sides of the aisle as we work to forge a Sharper Future for all Americans™. We couldn't do it without your support.


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Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) 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 www.kniferights.org

  • 5 thoughts on “Knife Rights Featured in Sunday Washington Post

    1. Live in Texas, carry a balisong and an auto opener as part of my everyday kit. I also carry whatever knife(s) is most useful for my daily chores. If my daily chores involve needing a folding knife meant for fighting I carry a Cold Steel Spartan, which is not an automatic. Go figure

      As a matter of fact the end of the switchblade ban in Texas was intended to protect African Americans and Latinos from
      being “persecuted” by the police. Of course, Conservatives and Libertarians supported this. It’s a pity that anti-gunners don’t get that protecting gun rights is necessary for the protection of minority rights just as the protection of “switchblade rights” is.

    2. I wonder when (or if) the big media idiots will figure out that once the do their masters bidding, that master will turn on them. They don’t learn from history that’s for sure.

      1. ROFL. Yep, it’s the ultimate goal. With just a little bit more work, they’ll be running naked in the streets with rocks in their hands ready to slay the saber tooth tigers. Time for more popcorn.

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