Louisiana Senate Passes Repeal On Prohibition Of Automatic Knives

Louisiana Senate Passes Repeal On Prohibition Of Automatic Knives

Cody, WY – -(Ammoland.com)-The American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) applauds the Louisiana Senate for passing HB 892, which repeals the prohibition on automatic knives in the state. The bill, sponsored by Representative Mark Wright, R-77, will repeal the archaic state laws that impede on the rights of law abiding citizens of Louisiana.

According to the House of Representatives' digest of HB 892, current law in the state of Louisiana prohibits, “the manufacture, ownership, possession, custody, or use of any switchblade knife, spring knife, or other knife or similar instrument having a blade which may be automatically unfolded or extended from a handle by the manipulation of a button, switch, latch, or similar contrivance located on the handle.”

This leaves Louisiana in the minority of states still restricting possession of automatic knives.

“We're thrilled that the Louisiana Senate passed HB 892,” said CJ Buck, President of AKTI. “This is another step in the right direction to ensuring all law abiding residents of Louisiana are protected by the state's laws, and allow to carry automatic knives. We encourage Governor Edwards to sign the bill as soon as possible.”

About AKTI

The American Knife & Tool Institute is the non-profit advocacy organization for the knife industry and all knife owners. Its mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. Formed in 1998, AKTI is dedicated to educating, promoting and providing relevant and accurate information about knives and edged tools as important tools in daily American life. For more information, visit AKTI.org

  • 2 thoughts on “Louisiana Senate Passes Repeal On Prohibition Of Automatic Knives

    1. After getting my first spring-assisted opening knife about a dozen years ago, I see how wonderful and useful being able to open a knife with one hand is. Auto-open is not much different and just as useful. I agree that we shouldn’t have this restriction that many states still have, including mine, Virginia. A similar bill has been proposed in Virginia in each legislative session for several years now, but hasn’t gone anywhere yet.

      When I talk to people about auto knives, the initial concern is criminal use and their being concealable. I then show them my spring-assisted knife that I carry in my pocket or using the clip on the pocket edge, and explain how it is similar and how useful it is to be able to open a knife with one hand, and that it is also concealable. They don’t even notice when I carry using the clip at the top edge of my pocket, until I show them. They seem to understand and agree that the law opposing auto knives is just a useless artifact of the fear of criminal use. They also seem to like the spring-assisted knives I show them and how nice it is not to struggle with opening a regular folding knife.

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