First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

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First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

Postby critter » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm

Knife Rights' Switchblade Commerce Bill Introduced in Virginia

At the request of Knife Rights, Virginia State Senator Bryce Reeves introduced SB1251 which, if enacted, would allow a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer to possess or sell switchblade knives, and parts thereof, so long as they are sold or exported outside of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Enactment of SB1251 would create jobs and provide a much needed revenue boost to the commonwealth.


Repeal of Weapons Ban in Places of Worship Filed in Virginia

In response to the multiple instances of attacks in churches and other places of worship, Senator Richard Black has introduced SB 1024 that would repeal Virginia's ban on carrying "a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon" to a "place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held."

If enacted, this bill would clearly allow carry of any Virginia legal knife in a place of worship. Last year this bill was passed by the Senate, but was never taken up in the House.


Knife Rights' Knife Owners' Protection Act Re-Introduced in Congress

Originally conceived and authored by Knife Rights in 2010 and first introduced in 2013, the Knife Owners' Protection Act of 2019, H.R. 88, ("KOPA") was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on the first day of Congress by Arizona Representative Andy Biggs. KOPA will remove the irrational restrictions on interstate trade in automatic knives that are legal to one degree or another in 44 states, while also protecting the right of knife owners to travel throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad patchwork of state and local knife laws.

Co-sponsors are: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC-11), Rep. Robert E. Latta [R-OH-5], Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC-3], Rep. Debbie Lesko [R-AZ-8], Rep. Paul A. Gosar [R-AZ-4] and Rep. Randy K. Weber Sr. [R-TX-14].

The bill has not yet been published, but it is identical to last session's H.R. 84

Getting this bill introduced is only the first step. We need your help to gain additional co-sponsors. Please email your Representative and urge them to co-sponsor this commonsense legislation. You can use Knife Rights' Legislative Action Center to easily email your Representative in Congress at:

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Re: First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Well thank you very much "Critter" for taking that on :) Because when it comes to the Second Amendment I consider my knife rights every bit as important as my gun rights. I also personally think that all of these so called "Switchblade Laws" are completely "un-Constitutional" and should be eliminated as soon as humanly possible.

Also when I use the word "rights">> that is not to be confused with "privileges">> the two are totally different terms all together. Because the corrupt politicians of the past have tried to eliminate our rights and turn them into privileges which can easily be revoked. There has been some progress made in both knife and gun laws but we still have a long way to go IMO.

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Re: First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

Postby Extra330SC » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks Doug for everything you do! Nice job on the Ritter /Hogue RSK Knifeworks exclusive. ..I'm getting one as soon as available.


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Re: First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

Postby Joseph08 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:04 pm

That' great. Hope it will benefit a lot.

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Re: First Knife Rights' Bills of 2019 Introduced

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Thank you for your work.
I own an assisted knife and am embarrassed to admit I enjoy it.

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