Knife Rights: Michigan Knife Law Preemption Bill Hearing Update

Knife Rights: Michigan Knife Law Preemption Bill Hearing Update
Knife Rights: Michigan Knife Law Preemption Bill Hearing Update

U.S.A.-( Knife Rights’ Michigan Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 5286, the “Michigan Knife Rights Act,” was heard by the House Judiciary Committee today. Knife Rights’ Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Rathner testified in support of the bill.  He was able to answer all the members’ questions.

The Democrat minority Vice-Chair, Rep. David LaGrand, related a story about a knife possession case he defended as an attorney and then stated, “this is a good bill.” Knife Rights would also like to thank the ACLU of Michigan for their support for HB 5286.

The committee is scheduled to vote on HB 5286 sometime this week. If you live, work or travel to Michigan AND have NOT YET done so, please use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to ask Committee Members to vote YES on HB 5286:

DO IT TODAY and help us push this bill forward!

Preemption prevents enforcement of existing local knife ordinances, and prohibits new ordinances, more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state.

In 2017 Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill was enacted. HB 5286 would ensure that automatic knives are legal throughout Michigan.

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, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah. and Wisconsin.

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Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization and the Second Front in Defense of the Second Amendment™. Knife Rights is Rewriting Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 31 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 22 states and over one hundred cities and towns since 2010.

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1 year ago

Back in the 1990’s I bought a special scabbard for my buck knife. You insert the knife with the blade partially open and if you pulled straight out the kife came out with the blade open and ready. Most of the bikers I knew had one. If the pigs stopped you all you had to do is push the knife in a hair and the blade closed and you pulled out a closed knife..nice and safe and legal.

1 year ago

As a soldier in Germany in the early ’70s it was legal to buy a switchblade on the economy. It was also a violation of Army regs to possess such a knife. The rule of the day from all strata of the chain of command was, “out of sight, out of mind.” And it worked well.

Ej harbet
Ej harbet(@ej-harbet)
1 year ago

When i was a late teen carrying a auto knife was unlawful use of a weapon. A felony that disarmed you for life. Now its just a felony to rob a bank to afford a nice microtech. Id say we improved in missouri. Freedom restored makes me feel warm n fuzzy9

1 year ago

One small step for mankind: one giant leap forward for all of humankind.