Knife Rights News Slice™ - August 24, 2021
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National Knife Day 2021
Happy National Knife Day! Yep, a made-up holiday with no historical roots, but if cupcakes and doughnuts have their day, why not knives?

For us here at Knife Rights, it a great day to reflect on the progress we've made towards the Sharper Future we promised back when we started. Since 2010, 34 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 150 cities and towns. I just got off a phone call that served to hammer that point home in a most positive way.

The young man on the phone with his dad is eight years old. He likes knives, good for him and his dad. His concern was that the knife bans in his state make no sense, so why do they exist? And, how can he help fix them? Fair questions.

He'd done his research and didn't get any good answers. At just eight years of age, it was a bit of a challenge for me to walk him through the imperfections of our system of government, the history of knife bans, and how we often end up with stupid laws. People, legislators and politicians are hardly perfect. If they were, we'd not have any work to do. In any case, he now has a better idea of how bad laws come about.

You have to love that he wants to learn and, even more important, he wants to help make a difference. And, he will. When we have our next bill hearing in his state, he'll be writing to support the bill and he'll be there, providing testimony in front of the committee members on a bill to unwind some of those knife restrictions that he, and us, believe "makes no sense."

At a time when it is easy to get depressed over the state of affairs in our great country, this provides me, and I hope you as well, some small hope for a better, and sharper, future.

We have kicked off the Tail End Bonus Drawing portion of our annual Ultimate Steel Spectacular fundraiser. All donations made at this point are entered to win in BOTH the Main Drawing and the TAIL END Bonus Drawing! Donate now and get DOUBLE THE CHANCES TO WIN! 
This spectacular Custom Alice Carter Engraved, Owen Wood & Johnny Stout Best Collaboration Award Winning Vaquero Double Action Automatic valued at $8,500 is just one of over $110,000 in in Knives, Guns & More that you could WIN! Winner's Choice, you select your prize from all that remain when drawn.

Please, support Knife Rights, get chances to win spectacular prizes and help us continue to rewrite knife law in America, forging a Sharper Future for all Americans. See the prizes and donate at: www.UltimateSteel.org
ICYMI: Knife Rights Was Born 15 Years Ago!
Last week we celebrated 15 years since I opened the Wall Street Journal to an article "How New, Deadly Pocketknives Became a $1 Billion Business." That overwrought and sensationalist article was filled with distortions, misrepresentations, innuendo, outright lies and cherry-picked quotes pushing a transparent rabid anti-weapon and anti-freedom agenda attacking loosely defined "tactical knives."-- what today many would call "fake news." But, the story didn't quite spark the anti-knife response the reporter clearly hoped for -- in fact, it had precisely the opposite effect.

Read the rest of the article here: www.kniferights.org/knife-rights-was-born-15-years-ago/

-- Doug Ritter
Visit Knife Rights at The NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits - Houston - September 3rd-5th
The NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits will be held in Houston, Texas, September 3-5. Knife Rights will be in BOOTH 714 displaying over $50,000 of our Ultimate Steel™ Knives, Guns & More prizes that you could WIN! If you have not already done so, please consider attending this celebration of freedom. We hope to see you there!

Details at: www.NRAAM.org  
Visit Knife Rights at the USN Gathering
Las Vegas - September 2nd-4th
The Twelfth Annual Gathering of the Usual Suspects Network is BACK! After a COVID time-out, one of our favorite knife shows is back in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the Labor Day weekend. We look forward to seeing you at Planet Hollywood September 2nd though the 4th.

Details at: www.usngathering.com
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TAIL END BONUS DRAWING!
Double Your Chances to WIN!
Knife Rights' 2021 Ultimate Steel™ Spectacular is how we pay for Rewriting Knife Law in America™. Donate and you could win BIG!

The TAIL END BONUS drawing has launched and we just added thousands of dollars more knives that were donated at the Arkansas Knife Show! All donations made AFTER July 25 are also entered to win in the TAIL END Bonus Drawing! Donate now and get DOUBLE THE CHANCES TO WIN!

Donate TODAY to get your Donation Bonus Knives before they run out! When you donate at the specified amounts, you also get EXTRA CHANCES to win.

Knife Rights Teams Up with U.S. LawShield
Legal defense for self-defense and legal carry through U.S. LawShield 
Knife Rights, America's foremost advocacy organization for knife owners, is proud to team up with U.S. LawShield which offers legal defense protection for those who have a justified self-defense incident regardless of the legal weapon used; knife, gun, club, or any other*.

U.S. LawShield provides legal defense for self-defense and legal carry.
If you were forced to protect yourself or your family from an assault, break-in or other illegal act, could you afford to defend yourself in court against inappropriate, perhaps even politically motivated criminal charges or a civil lawsuit? Viewing the violence playing out on the news every day, that's a question more and more folks are asking themselves.

With some jurisdictions viewing your perfectly legal EDC knife as a weapon, not a tool, what would you do if arrested on a weapons charge? These are serious concerns and I am so excited that Knife Rights can now address these real-world concerns through its relationship with U.S. LawShield."

When your life or that of loved ones is on the line, the last thing you should have to worry about is the potentially ruinous legal aftermath. REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL WEAPON USED OR CARRIED, U.S. LawShield provides you and your family with essential coverage, peace of mind, and a simple-to-understand plan that's very affordable.

Through Knife Rights teaming up with U.S. LawShield you can get a hell of a deal on this protection! We'd also be happy to have you join up with U.S. LawShield even if you're primarily looking for legal defense protection because you carry a firearm or keep one at home for self-defense. It's the same policy. Signing up helps support our efforts to forge a Sharper Future for all Americans, while you protect your life and livelihood, and those who rely upon you.
And, just a reminder, if you haven't already done so, review "If Stopped or Arrested." A summary is on the back of your Knife Rights membership card. But, that advice doesn't pay for your attorney, U.S. LawShield does.
Get 10% off monthly memberships or 14 months for a 12-month annual membership (a 15% discount), PLUS waived sign-up fee, when you sign up for U.S. LawShield at: www.KnifeRights.org/USLawShield (Promo Code: krlawshield2020)

We'd also be happy to have you join up with U.S. LawShield even if you're primarily looking for legal defense protection because you carry a firearm or keep one at home for self-defense. It's the same policy. Signing up helps support our efforts to forge a Sharper Future for all Americans, while you protect your life and livelihood, and those who rely upon you."
After the fact is too late. Protect yourself and your family today! www.KnifeRights.org/USLawShield 
Wondering what the knife law is where you live or travel? Don't forget that Knife Rights has an upgraded FREE LegalBlade™ app for that: www.LegalBlade.org

*Knife Rights is not an insurance provider, is not a licensed insurance agent, and nothing herein should be construed as such. All memberships are sold by and through U.S. LawShield.
Knife Rights LegalBlade™ 2.0 - World's First Knife Law App!
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Knife Rights Foundation" groundbreaking LegalBlade™ App 2.0 - Knife Laws in America™ provides guidance at your fingertips to the knife laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and over 40 cities in the U.S. with restrictive knife laws. 

Knife Rights Founder and Chairman Doug Ritter notes, "While Knife Rights will continue to aggressively work to repeal bad knife laws, knowledge of the law is the first step in avoiding an unfortunate arrest, loss of your knife or other legal complications."
The LegalBlade™ App is available now in the App Store and on Google Play
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