I am a born and bred American. Every morning when I leave the house, I put on my pants, my belt, my holster, my .40 cal springfield, my 3 1/2" pocket knife, an extra magazine and a small flashlight. I have done so for almost 40 years. I am retired from active service for 10 years. I will continue to do so until I am too feeble minded or old, and then my son and grandsons can have them. I have never been in a fight off duty, never killed any one off duty. never threatened anyone off duty, never been spotted by any one off duty. I don't carry a weapon for a general sense of unease or threat. I don't do because of a specific threat. I do it because it is my god given right to do it, confirmed by two Supreme Court decisions. Quibbling with the authorities over a pen knife, or a lock on a knife, or a bit of plastic in my pocket seems insane to me. I am the person that Governments fear. I am the person that George Soros, the U.N. the Brady campaign et. al. fear. I am a free American and I will not be a subject to any Crown or Idealogy. Every time I read through a thread like this it convinces me to fight harder to preserve my rights and freedoms. I feel confusion and sorrow for those who are forced by an accident of birth to be serfs. I wish you the best and hope for your liberation from tyranny some day.