Montana Switchblade Ban Repeal & Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced

Knife Rights’ Montana Switchblade Ban Repeal & Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced

Montana – -( Knife Rights’ Montana Switchblade Ban Repeal and Knife Law Preemption Bill Introduced.

At the request of Knife Rights, Montana State Representative Casey Knudsen has introduced HB 155 which would repeal the state’s switchblade ban and enact Knife Law Preemption.

This effort follows up on 2017’s repeal of the prohibition against concealed carry without a CCW of “a knife with a blade 4 or more inches in length” as well as removing Dirks, Daggers, Sword Canes, razors, “billy” and “knuckles” from the items prohibited from concealed carry.

Knife Rights will let you know as soon as it is appropriate to contact your legislators about this bill.

We want to thank Montana Knife Rights supporter E.J. Redding for his assistance in getting this bill moving.

Preemption prevents enforcement of existing local knife ordinances and prohibits new ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serves 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 signature Knife Law Preemption effort started with the enactment of the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010. In total, eleven states have now enacted Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bills.

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Douglas G
Douglas G
2 years ago

The Pre-emption law has to have a penalty attached, otherwise it’s useless. Make cities who violate the pre-emption pay attorney’s fees and court costs of the plaintiff’s when they lose their case. Other states have dropped the penalty part as a compromise to get the bills passed but that makes any bill worthless as cities have no incentive to follow the law. Gun owners have fought this fight in most states already and federally.