The Texas House Of Representatives voted 141-1 yesterday to repeal the state’s ban on switchblades and automatic knives. The bill, HB 1862, now moves to the state Senate where it’s not expected to face serious opposition. This isn’t the only good news from Texas, however.
The Texas house will also consider HB 1299 (statewide knife law preemption) tomorrow, May 9th. As our Know Your Knife Laws series continues to illustrate, preemption is the single most important legislative priority for knife owners everywhere right now in states that don’t already have it.
If you live in Texas, contact your state senators and representatives and urge them to support these two bills.