It is not news that KnifeRights.org is working hard to protect (or restore) your right to keep and bear whatever edged tools you would like. However, they have just come up with a way to protect you personally. Knowledge is power, and their new LegalBlade app will empower you to avoid running afoul of the patchwork of anachronistic blade restrictions that plague some States and municipalities.
From KnifeRights.org press release on The Outdoor Wire (for some reason I can’t find the release on the KR webpage):
“Knife Rights Founder and Chairman Doug Ritter said, “While Knife Rights will continue to aggressively work to repeal bad knife laws, knowledge of the law is the first step in avoiding an unfortunate arrest, loss of your knife or other legal complications. Knife Rights’ LegalBlade app was originally conceived back when I saw the first iPhone in 2007, shortly after Knife Rights was organized. I am pleased that we can finally offer knife owners a comprehensive, up-to-date and readily accessible compendium of knife laws that’s been sorely needed.”
Knife Rights LegalBlade™ App Features:
Includes the knife laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, plus cities
Results presented incorporate judicial decisions that affect how the law is actually enforced
Easy to understand, color-coded tables
Comprehensive information on the legality of Possession, Open Carry and Concealed Carry for all common knife types, including those most often restricted
Includes length restrictions, age restrictions and other restrictions in the law
Includes the text of the state law, plus applicable portions of court decisions that further define what is legal and what is not
“What To Do If Stopped or Arrested,” by Evan Nappen, noted knife law expert and attorney, provides clear, concise information to protect your rights if you are ever stopped for carrying a knife or arrested for a knife law violation
All legal data is maintained on the server for instant law updates and the addition of more cities going forward.”
As the release alludes too, they are still in the process of adding municipal restrictions for those unfortunate States where KnifeRights has been (so far) unsuccessful in helping pass knife law preemption. At the time of this writing the app is only available on Android platform devices, but iOS will be added once approved by Apple (we hope). When that happens we will let you know. (Read the whole release here).