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Colorado Switchblade/Gravity Knife Bill passes. Please contact Governor’s office and urge him to sign

Great news out of the State of Colorado. The bill to lift the ban on automatic and “gravity knives” has passed the Colorado House by a wide margin and is headed to Governor Hickenlooper. Knife Rights is asking folks to please contact the Governor’s office and ask him to please sign the bill. Cordially, of course.

From Knife Rights:

Colorado Switchblade/Gravity Knife Ban Repeal Passes

The bipartisan bill to repeal Colorado’s Switchblade and Gravity Knife ban SB 17-008, overwhelmingly passed the House 59-6.The bill legalizes the possession, carry and sale of a gravity knife or switchblade by removing such knives from the definition of “illegal weapon.” It will now be sent to Governor Hickenlooper for action.

If you live, work or travel in Colorado, please call or email the Governor and politely ask him to please sign SB 17-008. That’s all you need to do, just keep it very simple, “please sign SB 17-008” and thank him.

Phone:  303-866-2471
            Click on “Yes”
            Enter the Bill number: SB 17-008
            Select “for”
            Subject “Please sign SB-17-008
            Message: Please sign SB 17-008. Thank you.

We congratulate sponsors Sen. Owen Hill and Rep. Steve Lebsock for their effective leadership in moving this bipartisan bill thorough the legislature. We’d like to thank the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Colorado and County Sheriffs Of Colorado for supporting this important criminal justice reform bill.

Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America™. Knife Rights passed the nation’s first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

Doug thanks the Legislators and other helpful parties, and we thank Doug, Todd, Sue and all the rest for their tireless efforts.

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