I spoke to Mike Palethorpe, MEC`s dealer in the Knives and Tools category, to get a better overview of the court`s decision. The only time I use a knife is as a tool for work or food preparation. That`s it, so I love sharpening them myself after a little use + to be the friend who really sharpens his family and friends knives with wet stones and then caress. So really more than one of my passions is destroyed with our pathetic laws that do nothing to really protect anyone, they only upset people and make our country weak and vulnerable. I bet a pack of trained monkeys could take control of our land, not to mention an actual attack from another stronger, well-organized group. In Canada, we have no rights You should know now. We live in a police state where they can always consider anything illegal and arrest you for not wearing a mask or entering a restaurant without getting the hang of it. We have absolutely 0 rights because all our so-called rights can be violated Edit: it turns out that it may not be legal and probably won`t cross the border. The best option is to buy a kit and assemble it themselves so they can`t confiscate it at the border, but in 2009, President Barack Obama signed an amendment to the federal Switchblade Act that protects sustained and one-handed opening knives. This is a grotesque legislative exaggeration, and if it is actually applied to the full extent of the law, it could prove to be extremely problematic for reasonable people like us.
If you are or know a Canadian, please share it with them, as they should definitely know what is coming. The new regulation may or may not be strictly enforced, which could easily affect people who are simply not aware of the change in the law. Not all pocket knives are considered prohibited weapons. Each import of a knife is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine its classification. Clear as mud? It seems that the law leaves a lot to the interpretation of the application of the law. Overall, it is much more restrictive than other countries, namely the United States and even Australia. Carrying knives – even multi-tool – could be problematic. And it is certainly not advisable to bring folding knives (or other weapons) into the country if there are questions about their legality, especially if you do not want to lose them at the border.
The CBSA`s new ban will affect both travellers and residents. Under the law, law enforcement agencies consider a folding knife to be illegal if: Canada recently updated the information online to indicate what is illegal to import and possess in Canada [source]. Here is the list: Appointment number. AP-2017-012 was about importing Kershaw brand easy-to-open folding knives into Canada, and it has now essentially made knives illegal with a pinball aid (the little ball you shoot with your thumb). You wouldn`t have heard of it if you hadn`t read the equipment nerd sites (the only people who seemed to hear about it), but if you own one of these knives, it could affect you. More of the same and. What`s next? Just watch George Carlins take control of the rights. These are not rights if they can be taken away, they are privileges. We are not a threat as law-abiding knife owners, just as law-abiding gun owners are not.
The sad fact is that the same Bangin gang hooligans who carry an illegal gun in public probably also wear a pretty Balisong, a switching blade or a stiletto heel that I would like to own myself. In this regard, I will not possess anything illegal or forbidden, but it makes me a law-abiding citizen and knife enthusiast. Well, I think I`m going to go on orders for stupider laws and government violations like all other legitimate people in Canada, even if the criminals don`t. Dear Canadians, if this bs. Uh, I mean, a good Canadian law has been passed, join me in putting back or throwing away your pocket knives, even though you`ll never commit a crime with them, oh, but don`t forget to replace it with plastic safety scissors if you ever have to cut a seat belt to save someone from a burning car. Better yet, nibble your teeth through the point-approved nylon strap. We were not told that we could no longer wear them. Right? “This will affect the knives I designed with CRKT. These are now prohibited weapons and cannot be imported into Canada. Bass Pro etc. can sell what they have, but they can`t order again,” Tighe told BLADE in an email.
If gun owners and collectors can buy “restricted” firearms, why is there no way for knife owners or collectors to buy “restricted” knives? Even if we were to record them, it would at least be something positive. It makes no sense to me as a collector that I can buy katanas, but not assisted knives. I`ve been carrying a pocket knife since I was eight years old, I`m now sixty-three years old and I haven`t hurt anyone with my knife yet. Many forums struggle to define which folding knives are legal under Canadian law. And much seems to be open to at least some interpretation. But CanuckSurvival.com sums it up well: knives with sheaths, knives that require the opening of both hands, and any fixed-blade knife are legal in Canada. Knives only become a concern of the law in Canada after they have been used to threaten, injure or kill someone. Due to Canada`s strict gun ownership laws, knives killed more people than firearms in Canada between 2000 and 2004. As a result, knife manufacturers and knife companies that are not based in Canada can no longer offer Canadian customers most types of folding knives. A more detailed summary can be found at BLADE here.
Five Kershaw Skyline knives were seized and classified as prohibited weapons by the Canada Border Services Agency. It is a knife with a pinball machine, but without help with opening.