Canadian members: have you signed this knife petition?
As many of you have heard and mentioned in discussions, there was recently a ruling that has caused much confusion and concern for knife buyers and owners in Canada. This ruling applies to "knives which open automatically by centrifugal force (centrifugal knives)." Because the language is confusing, and the contact information provided by this agency is outdated, many people have been having a hard time getting clarification.
We have learned that a Canadian resident started a petition "calling upon the Government of Canada to repeal the Canadian International Trade Tribunal’s decision." A member of the Parliament has sponsored the petition, which has already gained over 6,600 signatures in just two weeks! If you would like to add your name , the petition is open until June 28th, 2018.
HERE IS A LINK TO THE PETITION IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN IT:
Please tell us below in the comments if you've signed the petition, and let us know why (or why not).
Regarding purchases of knives on Massdrop: Because the rule seems unclear, and we have not seen any increase in seizures of knives (including those with flipper tabs) in shipments to Canadian addresses, Massdrop has not suspended the shipping of knives to our Canadian members. Any members who do report a seizure by submitting a help ticket will be refunded the purchase price. This is the policy for now, but we're monitoring it closely and we don't know what the future holds.