Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights’ Texas Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 905, that would rid Texas of its patchwork of local knife laws more strict than state law, has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice.
Time is short and we need your help to get this bill heard and passed out of this committee
If you live, work or travel in Texas, we need you to ask Chairman Whitmire to hear HB 905 as soon as possible and we need you to also CALL and WRITE the committee members and politely ask them to support HB 905. See contacts below for you to CALL and EMAIL.
Preemption repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in the state.
Two Texas cities made Knife Rights’ 10 Worst Anti-Knife Cities in America list for 2014, San Antonio at number four and Corpus Christi at number nine. San Antonio prohibits carry of all locking-blade folding knives except on the job. There’s no local restriction on fixed blade knives. In Corpus Christi it is illegal to carry any fixed blade knife or to carry a folder with a blade longer than 3-inches except when actually in use on the job.
Ask Chairman John Whitmire to please hear HB 905 as soon as possible and to please vote for a “do pass” recommendation.
- 512-463-0115 [email protected]
Ask the rest of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice to please vote for a “do pass” recommendation on HB 905.
Sen. Joan Huffman 512-463-0117 [email protected]
Sen. Konni Burton 512-463-0110 No Direct Email Available – CALL or use email form at: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members/dist10/dist10.htm
- Sen. Brandon Creighton 512-463-0104 [email protected]
- Sen. Juan Hinojosa 512-463-0120 [email protected]
- Sen. José Menéndez 512-463-0634 [email protected]
- Sen. Charles Perry 512-463-0128 [email protected]
HB 905, together with Knife Rights’ Texas Knife Ban Repeal Bill, HB 3884, would comprehensively overhaul Texas knife law, ensuring that the new freedoms will be enjoyed by all the citizens of Texas. In 2013 Knife Rights led the repeal of Texas’ switchblade ban. These bills will finish Knife Rights’ overhaul of Texas knife law.
Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is America’s Grassroots Knife Owners Organization, working towards a Sharper Future for all knife owners. Knife Rights is dedicated to providing knife owners an effective voice in public policy. Become a Knife Rights member and make a contribution to support the fight for your knife rights. Visit www.kniferights.org