Obama and his crowd have spent a lot of time trying to quell the fears of people who think he's coming to get their guns, so much that he publicly said he opposes a reinstatement of the Clinton era assault weapons ban.
Despite that fact, it would seem a good number of folks haven't believed the spin, given that sales of guns and ammo have gone through the roof since he was elected.
Well now they've got even more evidence  to point to:
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is proposing a new definition that could be used to eliminate 8 of 10 legal pocketknives in the United States right now, according to activists who are gearing up to fight the plan.
The federal bureaucracy is accepting comments – written only – that must be received by June 21 before its planned changes could become final, but Doug Ritter of KnifeRights.org, said the implications of the decision would be far-reaching, since many state and federal agencies depend on the agency's definitions to determine what is legal in the United States.
For a long time, those switchblades that have long stiletto blades that are spring-ejected powerfully from the side or end of the handle have been illegal in the United States, but now a review by the agency of its own approval in 2008 of a particular type of knife for import is raising serious alarms.
Ritter said the effect of the proposed change would be that the new design in knives, many of which contain a tiny spring to help the user pull open the blade and lock it into position, would be classified alongside those true weapons where the user just presses a button and the blade is ejected.
"They are saying that any knife that you can open quickly or any knife that you can open with one hand is therefore a switchblade," Ritter told WND.
Speaking as a conservative Republican that does a good bit of political campaign work, I can't tell you how much any Republican worth their salt would L-O-V-E to be able to wrap an issue like this around the neck of any Democrat opponent.
They think they've got Second Amendment problems with the gun rights crowd now? Wait until people think they've gone so far overboard that they're coming for their pocket-knives.
Something tells me the folks over in the Customs and Border office will be getting a call from the White House political office - or congressional Democrats - to let these new regs die a quiet death.