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Sad British Tourists and the 4th of July

Every summer the Cape gets many British tourists. They come out to the farmers markets and craft fairs that we attend. They look at our knives and admire them and want to buy them but I know the exact thing they will say as soon as I hear the sound of their voice. With a beaten and dejected look they say “These are really beautiful but we are not allowed to have knives any more.” I relate how the one 2-3 inch folding knife we made that a lady shipped to her husband in England got confiscated by customs, so we understand. They often relate how now people are using acid and axes and hammers to kill one another now. Funny how banning a tool that can be used for killing never stops killing. People will always find a way. There was plenty of killing back when all we had were rock and stick. Be happy you live in a country where as a citizen you have rights not privileges. Our ancestors fought a war and died for those rights. Almost every week a sad British subject reminds me of this and I am glad I was born here in this great country. Happy Fourth of July everyone.

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