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Does the Second Amendment Protect the Right to Bear a Knife?

posted by Judge_Burke @ 14:30 PM
August 11, 2016

Until the United States Supreme Court ruled there was an individual right to bear arms, the prevailing wisdom was that there was not constitutional right to have a gun. Gun rights are now part of the political lexicon, so what next?

Bringing the Second Amendment to a knife fight. You have the right to bear arms, and by arms the Constitution also means knives:

While congressional Democrats and Republicans go head-to-head over gun control, proponents of a smaller, often overlooked facet of the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms pursue a battle of their own—the right to carry a knife.

Knife Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group aimed at ridding states of existing bans on specific types of knives, is leading the fight against restrictive knife laws across the U.S.

“Protecting knife rights is the second front in the defense of the Second Amendment,” Todd Rathner, director of legislative affairs at Knife Rights, told The Daily Signal.

The group also seeks passage of “knife law preemption,” which essentially removes local and county restrictions that conflict with state laws on using and carrying knives. 

 

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