Washington “Spring Blade” Knife Ban Repeal Passes Senate

Washington "Spring Blade" Knife Ban Repeal Passes Senate
Washington “Spring Blade” Knife Ban Repeal Passes Senate

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The Washington “Spring Blade” Knife Ban Repeal bill, SB 5782, which passed the Senate last year and ran out of time in the House, is back! Tuesday it once again passed in the Senate by a vote of 46-1. This is the same overwhelming bipartisan vote as last year. The bill now moves to the House.

Thanks to everyone who used Knife Rights' Legislative Action Center to email Senators in support of this bill.

Knife Rights thanks Senate Sponsor Hans Zeiger for his persuasive floor speech and to Senators Pedersen, Sheldon and Becker who also spoke in favor of the bill. There was no dissent on the floor.

Knife Rights will continue to work closely with our friends in Olympia to make sure legislators and Washington civil rights organizations are educated on the benefits of repealing Washington's archaic ban on “spring blade” knives.

Knife Rights' has helped enact 16 Switchblade Ban or Restriction Repeals since 2010: Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.


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Bobtail
Bobtail
5 months ago

I’m not sure I’d brag about Texas. We just legalized brass knuckles.

Finnky
Finnky
5 months ago
Reply to  Bobtail

– Knuckles were just an obvious follow through from recent loosening of knife laws. If I’m not mistaken, up until 2 or 3 years ago you could be arrested for carrying a fixed blade over 3″ (or was it 3.5″?). Once knife’s were allowed, it was obvious that crime didn’t increase – so lobbying to reduce other restrictions became easier. Knife Rights has every right to brag about their successful work on Texas knife laws.

Bobtail
Bobtail
5 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

Actually, brass knuckles were legalized because of a defensive key ring favored by women that looked like a cat head with two pointy ears. It was designed to be slipped on the fingers and thus met the definition of brass knuckles. So instead of making the key ring illegal, Texas decided to legalize knuckles. We also legalized swords not long ago. It doesn’t take much persuading in Texas.