Knife Rights’ bills filed in Texas and West Virginia

With the start of the 2017 legislative sessions in the various states comes a flurry of press activity from Knife Rights. We have been reporting on efforts in the legislatures of Georgia, Virginia, and New York, and today comes word that West Virginia and Texas are also in their figurative cross hairs. They have introduced a […]

Preemption Bill introduced in Maryland

Fresh on the heels of their success in Wisconsin, Knife Rights has moved onto their next challenge, the State of Maryland. It is hard to think of Maryland knife laws without thinking of the death of Freddie Gray and events that followed. Baltimore has blanket restrictions on switchblades with a definition broad enough that it […]

Wisconsin Knife Reform Law officially enacted

I promised an update when I could lock down the procedural details of the Wisconsin knife-law reform bill which was signed by Governor Walker this past weekend. According to Wisconsin law, the bill goes into effect when it is officially published in the state register. According to the website of the Wisconsin Legislature, the bill […]

Preemption and Knife-ban Repeal bill introduced in Kentucky

Knife Rights has been working closely with Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb who introduced a bill which would add Kentucky to the growing list of states with Knife Law Preemption (Wisconsin is set to become the tenth soon). The bill would also remove ambiguous language regarding “ordinary pocketknives” which has led to unjust prosecution. From KnifeRights.org: […]