At this juncture we must warn anyone living in New York State, or who visits or travels through New York State, that you risk arrest and jail if you carry an assisted-opening folding knife.
A British judge is proposing that all knives in the country have the points filed off. You do not really need pointy knives, he says, and they are causing all the knife crime.
Louisiana has joined the trend of reversing that injustice. The number of states that still ban switchblade knives is growing smaller and smaller.
The repeal of Louisiana’s antiquated ban on the possession of switchblade knives, HB 892, was signed by Governor Edwards..
Doug Ritter of Knife Rights, 28 pro knife bills passed in 20 states in eight years, that is the success of Knife Right. That is a pretty enviable record.
It is good to get these laws off the books because it just confuses honest folks who may not know that the laws are no longer enforceable.
The Gunny was an incredible human being, one of the warmest and nicest gentlemen you’d ever want to meet. I will cherish having known and worked with him..
Focusing on its fight against New York City’s abuse of the state gravity knife law to arrest and prosecute thousands of people for carrying a common folding knife.
Doug Ritter and Todd Rather, Knife Rights’ Director of Legislative Affairs, were in Austin, Texas, this week to celebrate last year’s enactment of HB 1935.
Thanks for your generous support these last few weeks of 2017. The new year brings us opportunities and challenges. These go hand in hand.
Cuomo once again turned his back on the large coalition of organizations, many part of his own constituency, which supported the bill.
If you live, work or travel in New York, or plan to, CALL the Governor TODAY and STOP the OUTRAGEOUS arrests and prosecutions in New York City!
Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, becomes effective today, October 10, 2017. This is a massive victory for knife rights..
The reply brief is Plaintiffs’ response to the outrageously misleading briefs submitted by the Defendants.
The Defendants have filed their appeal briefs in our federal civil rights lawsuit against Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and the City of New York.
The new law eliminates from Texas statute the prohibition against carrying “illegal knives,” including daggers, dirks, stilettos, poniards, swords, spears and most notably, Bowie knives.
$40 is the most any Texan will pay the state for the License to Carry.
Out of respect for our Texas members adversely impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Knife Rights is postponing our BYOB: Bring Your Own Bowie Freedom Celebration at the Alamo..
Here’s the BOTTOM LINE: ALL “illegal knives” (Penal Code Sec. 46.01) that were previously prohibited from carry (Penal Code Sec. 46.02) will be removed from Texas statute.
Texas HB 1935 was passed overwhelmingly by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 16. The new law takes effect on September. 1, 2017.
Knife Rights’ bill to mostly repeal Illinois’ switchblade ban, SB 607, was signed late on Friday by Governor Bruce Rauner. It’s effectively immediately.
Colorado’s switchblade and gravity knife ban repeal takes effect on Wednesday, August 9th.
SB 245, sponsored by Senator Rick Jones, simply repeals Section 226a (switchblade ban) of the Michigan penal code originally enacted in 1952.
Knife Rights is pleased to announce that it has engaged the bipartisan government relations firm Capitol Hill Consulting Group (CHCG) to lobby in Washington, D.C.
Knife Rights’ New York Gravity Knife Law Reform Bill passed the Senate by a unanimous 62-0 vote. The bill is now ready to be transmitted to Governor Cuomo.