Gilbert, AZ: Texas state Representative John Frullo has introduced Knife Rights’ Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 905, that would rid Texas of its patchwork of local knife laws more strict than state law.
Two Texas cities made Knife Rights’ 10 Worst Anti-Knife Cities in America list for 2014, San Antonio at number four and Corpus Christi at number nine. San Antonio prohibits carry of all locking-blade folding knives except on the job. There’s no local restriction on fixed blade knives.In Corpus Christi it is illegal to carry any fixed blade knife or a folder with a blade longer than 3-inches except when actually in use on the job.
In 2013 Knife Rights’ Switchblade Ban Repeal bill was enacted, legalizing automatic and gravity knives in Texas (Click for details on what switchblades are legal today in Texas).
Knife Rights will let you know as soon as it is appropriate to contact your legislators about this bill.
Preemption repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve 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 passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Utah.
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Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is rewriting knife law in America™, aggressively fighting for a Sharper Future™ for all knife owners. Knife Rights is dedicated to providing knife owners an effective voice to influence public policy. In the past four years, Knife Rights has passed pro-knife legislation in 11 states and prevented anti-knife legislation in four states. Knife Rights is also the lead plaintiff in a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York City.
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