After successfully repealing the Hoosier State’s long-standing ban on automatic knives, Knife Rights has gotten another pro-knife bill introduced in the Indiana Senate. SB 301 would repeal all existing local and municipal knife laws and bar the enactment of future ones.
Additionally, SB 301 provides that any laws or policies affecting the ownership, possession, use, manufacture or sale of knives or their components must be no more restrictive than such laws of policies that cover any other commercial goods. If passed into law, SB 301 will go into effect next June.
This looks like a well-drafted bill, and it’s definitely got some momentum behind it after the legislative win for automatics last year. This is the fifth state knife-law preemption bill Knife Rights has gotten introduced so far for the 2014 legislative year. Do those guys ever rest?