Wisconsin Switchblade Ban Repeal Amended into FullBlown Knife Law Reform & Preemption

Knife RIghts are Second Amendment Rights
Knife RIghts are Second Amendment Rights

Gilbert, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Working closely with AB 142 sponsor State Representative Kathy Bernier and committee staff, Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, was able to facilitate the  redraft of the limited “switchblade with CCW” AB 142 into a full blown knife law reform bill.

The amended AB142 removes all restrictions on switchblades and concealed carry of knives from Wisconsin statutes with the exception that a person who is prohibited under state law from possessing a firearm may not go armed with a concealed knife that is a “dangerous weapon,” and the bill now also includes Knife Law Preemption.

AB 142 passed the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety in a bipartisan vote of 8-2 and now moves to the full Assembly for its consideration.

If you live, work or travel in Wisconsin, CALL or EMAIL your Representative and ask them to please vote in favor of AB 142. That’s all you need to ask of them, keep it simple and polite.  Click here to Find Your Legislator on a map, or click here for a listing of the Representatives.

Knife rights would like to express our appreciation for the support in this effort being provided by Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs & Educators, Inc., the state NRA affiliate.

Knife Law 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 a 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, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

Knife Rights passed the nation’s first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. In Washington state knifemakers can now legally manufacture automatic knives.

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