The City of Seattke has already passed an ordinance banning the carry of all knives with blades longer than three inches. Two years ago, a Native American wood carver was crossing a street carrying a board and a wood carving knife. A Seattle policeman stopped at the light saw him, got out of his patrol car, and confronted him with gun drawn, based on suspucion the blade was longer than three inches (it was not!). The Indian was confused and.did not immediately compky with the order to drop his knife so the policeman shot him dead. The police department declared he acted properly. So if you carry a knife in Seattle, you might need to carry a gun to prevent yourself from being executed peremptorily by the police.