Knife Rights has earned another victory in their quest to “Rewrite Knife Law in America™” . This time it is Montana, where their Governor did the courageous (heh.) thing and allowed a knife-law reform bill to become law without his signature. The bill lifts concealed-carry length restriction and legalizes a range of previously prohibited items for self-defense including daggers and “knuckles made of any metal or hard substance”. Why not get a Les George M1918 Trench Knife (above) to celebrate?
From Knife Rights:
Montana Knife Law Reform Becomes Law
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has allowed HB 251 to become law without his signature. HB 251 removes the prohibition against concealed carry without a CCW of “a knife with blade 4 or more inches in length” The bill also removed Dirks, Daggers, Sword Canes, razors, “billy” and “knuckles made of any metal or hard substance” from the items prohibited from concealed carry.
Congratulations to sponsor Representative Kirk Wagoner. The bill passed by large margins in the Senate (38 – 11 ) and the House (70 – 29).WARNING: The new law does not becomes effective until October 1, 2017. Until then, the prohibitions remain in effect.
Knife Rights has repealed knife bans in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.