Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Two companion Knife Rights requested bills have been introduced in the Tennessee Senate and House that would enact Knife Law Preemption, repeal Tennessee's antiquated ban on automatic knives (switchblades) and repeal the the state's four-inch knife length limitation.
Senate Bill SB1015 was introduced by Senator Mike Bell and House Bill HB0581 was introduced by Rep. Vance Dennis.
Preemption prevents the creation of, or eliminates, a patchwork of ordinances and rules which serve to confuse or entrap those traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state. Knife Rights has passed similar Knife Preemption Laws in Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire and Georgia and repealed irrational knife bans in New Hampshire, Washington and Missouri.
If you live, work or travel in Tennessee, please contact your Senator and Representative and ask them to support SB1015 and HB0581, respectively. Click here to locate your Legislators, and/or the Legislators who represent where you work or travel.
Kansas Knife Rights Bill Hearing Wednesday
Knife Rights requested bill HB2033 that would enact Knife Law Preemption and repeal the Kansas ban on Switchblades, Dirks, Daggers and Stilettos will be heard by the Committee on Federal and State Affairs on Wednesday, February 6, at 9:00 AM in Room 346-S.
Knife Rights will be there to testify, but if you'd also like to voice support for the bill in person at the Capitol, please contact us. Kansas residents can also contact the committee members and ask them to support HB2033.
You Can Help Knife Rights Make a Difference
Every success we have in a state legislature helps us with the next bill we try to get passed. Success builds upon success. It's much easier to gain sponsors and supporters for a bill when we can point to other states where similar bills have passed and there has been no adverse impact. We all know these bills won't result in “blood running in the streets,” but its easier to persuade legislators when we can show them positive results to counter the scaremongers who oppose common sense legislation.
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