West Virginia SB 96 that would expand the state's firearms preemption statute to include "deadly weapons," including knives, was passed out of the Senate Government Organization Committee by a voice vote yesterday. It will now go to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.
Thanks to all who used Knife Rights' Legislative Action Center to contact the committee members. We will let you know when it is time to contact the Judiciary Committee members.
Preemption prevents enforcement of existing local knife ordinances, and prohibits new ordinances, more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state.
Knife Rights passed the nation's first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.