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News Slice 2-9: What’s Next

NOTE: Progress is being made on this issue. For the very latest news please click here for more information.

The letter has been deleted as it is no longer necessary.


There does seem to be some confusion, based on emails we have received and posts on various online forums, as to what happens next. So, just to clear up any questions, this proposal does NOT now take effect.

The comment period ended June 21st. CBP now has 30 days to do something and there are a number of possibilities. 1) They can issue a final rule which may or may not be exactly the same as the proposal (they can make revisions based on comments received), 2) They can open the proposal for comment again with or without changes, or 3) They can kill the proposal entirely. Clearly, we would prefer the latter, but nobody is betting on that.

If they issue a final rule, then it becomes effective 60 days later. If that happens, you can expect that there will be legal challenges that could potentially delay enforcement, as well as legislative solutions being pursued. This is only the end of the first round. Lot’s more to happen.

In the meantime, we are working with Congress on legislative solutions NOW and I hope to have some announcements in this regard this week. Of course, those can take time to have effect and may or may not actually end up being passed. I can assure you that all those emails and letters to Congress are having an effect, as is the support of NRA and other major constituent groups who have brought this issue to their attention. You can expect to be asked to write again on these specific legislative initiatives once that begins in earnest.

Get the latest news updates as soon as they happen by following Knife Rights on Twitter: wwww.Twitter.com/KnifeRights

Some of you opposing this CBP proposal have chosen to send copies of Knife Rights’ Comments Letter along to your Members of Congress in an attempt to educate those who may not be seeing the big picture. If that’s something you’d like to do, our Comments letter can be found here.

NOTE: Progress is being made on this issue. For the very latest news please click here for more information.

The letter has been deleted as it is no longer necessary.


You may want to review our Communicating with Congress page before writing or to find your Members of Congress here.

Thanks again to everyone who has written and for your support of Knife Rights in this critical fight.