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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Illinois Switchblade Knife Ban REPEALED

(PHOTO SOURCE = Hell if I can remember: SORRY!)

This one is for JonT!


BRIEF SUMMARY = No FOID CARD (or a Concealed Carry License) means NO CLICK KNIFE FOR YOU!  Don't carry in Chicago, which has knife laws akin to Great Britain.

Seriously, in all the decades of my life here in Illinois, not a year went by without me seeing at least one person sporting a switchblade.  Knife bans are silly.  Knife bans do not keep knives out of peoples hands, pockets, or purses.


David Drake said...

I don't get it either. A switch blade, a knife that locks into a groove....what's the difference. Both can do incredible harm, ones opens faster that the other. Not to mention all the good that having a knife on you when you need one - for legitimate purposes (i.e. not using against another human :) ) when they come in handy. It's crazy.

And hey - thanks for adding me on your blogroll. I found your site, prob of David Codrea's War on Guns and immediately liked it and added yours. Take care, stay in touch.

"Zack" said...

Thanks David. I enjoy your blog very much. Keep up the great work.



David Drake said...

Thank you , too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zack
Over that last few years in the UK we have has a guy prosecuted for keeping a non-locking Swiss Army knife in his camper van (RV)and another prosecuted for having a multi-tool in a briefcase in the boot (trunk) of his car. I always used to carry a small lock knife (tiny little Guttmann that I bought in the states - great little knife). I don't carry any sort of lock knife now but occasionally I will take a small penknife if I am out for a picnic or some such. When I was a kid I always had a penknife or a sheath knife (if camping) on me. Most of us did. And no one got stabbed! Our supposed rulers just don't get that it's nothing to do with the knife per se but the outcome of years of bad government and a woeful justice system that has allowed a small but dangerous (and increasing)underclass to become embedded into British society.

That said I do keep a couple of good knives in the house: a Kershaw Black Horse and a serrated Spyderco I have had since the 90s. Oh and a Kershaw boot knife - you never know when you might need something practical.

All the best

Anonymous said...

And now I remember something else that illustrates the change in attitude to knives in the UK...
In the mid 70s when I was 14 or 15 I decided to subscribe to Guns and Ammo Magazine. My Dad sorted out a money order in Dollars which I then sent off and they posted me the magazine every month. The first issue came with an introductory gift through the post with no problems or queries about age - it was a Schrade Sharpfinger!

Regards (again)