Knife Rights Promises a Sharper Future – Release January 10, 2007

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2007
Orlando, Florida

Knife Rights Promises a Sharper Future

Orlando, Florida, Jan. 10, 2007 – In Europe and Australia, regulations regarding knives, including their size, style and ownership by individual citizens have made many commonly carried pocket knives illegal.

Knife Rights, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to defending Americans’ right to own, carry and use knives has been created to oppose similar attacks on individual rights by left wing activists.

Announcing the new organization at SHOT Show 2007, Doug Ritter, founder and Chairman of Knife Rights, said, “we must organize now and be ready when the only solution is to flood the politicos’ offices with mail. If we wait, it will be too late.”

“The anti-gun lobby is already well organized,” says Ritter, “They sent up a trial balloon last summer in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was inflammatory, inaccurate and misleading. It looked exactly like their campaign to demonize the term ‘Assault Rifle”. Just substitute the term ‘tactical knife'”.

The knife in the article, Ritter adds, was Buck Knives’ diminutive Metro. “That knife,” says blade expert Ritter, “is essentially a bottle and soda can opener with a tiny 1 1/8 inch blade. Not exactly what I’d call horribly dangerous despite its being ‘virtually unregulated.'”

“Knives are tools that have been essential to civilized society for practical and lawful purposes for millennia. Knives and other edged tools are a cornerstone of civilization and remain useful tools to millions of citizens, even in the modern world. Our right to own, use and carry these tools should not be abridged; these are essential tools and essential rights.”

Knife Rights is a non-profit advocacy member organization. Annual membership is $28. Go to to join or dial toll-free: 866-889-6268.