Not if Windy City officials have their way. However, it is one step closer to reality as a bill repealing the Illinois switchblade ban passed the state Senate and now moves on to the house.
In a move that caught most everyone by surprise, Senator Tim Bevins was able to move his Illinois switchblade ban repeal bill, SB2294, to a floor vote. It passed unanimously. It now moves to the House under sponsor Rep. John D. Anthony.
Knife Rights is working closely with our friends on the ground in Springfield to get the bill moving in the House where it first has to pass out of committee. The City of Chicago is working to stop the bill from moving, to nobody’s surprise.
In the coming days we may ask you to contact members of the Illinois House. Please pay attention to our alerts in case we need your help!
Illinois currently has a complete ban on switchblade (automatic) knives, including manufacture and possession by anyone. Illinois was the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms, in 2013, and remains one of the most restrictive states in terms of Second Amendment rights.
Knife Rights has repealed knife bans in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
Stay tuned folks. If Doug and the gang sound the call, we at TTAK will put on a NY-style full-court press. It would be big a big deal if KnifeRights can pull this one off.