Oklahoma state representative Jon Echols (R-90) has introduced a knife-law preemption bill to the Oklahoma legislature for consideration during next year’s session. Another of Echols’ bills successfully repealed Oklahoma’s ban on automatic knives last year, but the lack of statewide preemption has left some local auto bans in place.
Probably not for long…
Echols’ new bill, which has not yet been assigned a bill number, simply adds the word ‘knives’ to Oklahoma’s existing firearms-law preemption statute, Title 21 § 1289.24: FIREARM REGULATION – STATE PREEMPTION. It also adds one section allowing public and private schools to set their own policies for possession of knives at school and on school buses.
The Oklahoma bill joins other Knife Rights bills prefiled in Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. Knife Rights has already had a busy 2014 legislative year, and it’s not even 2014 yet.
Have you joined Knife Rights yet? I did, and I hope you’ll join me.