Utah Knife Law Preemption Bill Signed into Law

March 24, 2011: Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has signed the Knife Rights backed Knife Law Preemption Bill, HB 271, making Utah the nation's second state to enact Knife Law Preemption. Knife Rights would like to thank the bill's chief sponsor, Representative Ryan D. Wilcox and the Senate sponsor, Senator Allen M. Christensen, for their support. Knife Rights appreciates Governor Herbert's signing the bill promptly. We'd also like to thank the Utah Shooting Sport Council for all their support during our lobbying effort. Knife Rights Chairman, Doug Ritter, said, "we are very pleased to have Utah become the second state in the nation to pass Knife Law Preemption, helping to lead the way to a sharper future. Knife Rights' National Knife Law Preemption Campaign is now gaining momentum and this law is further proof that Knife Rights is leading the charge in legislative initiatives to decriminalize knife possession and improve or eliminate restrictive knife laws." The bill becomes law 60 days after adjournment of the Legislature. Click here to read the text of the bill. Knife Rights would like to offer our special thanks to Blade HQ of Lehi, Utah, for their financial support for this effort and for testifying in support of the bill at the Legislature.... Read More

NH Preemption Bill Senate Hearing Set – WRITE NOW!

April 15, 2011: Knife Rights backed Knife Law Preemption bill, HB544, will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 20th. It passed the NH House last month. If you are a citizen of New Hampshire or if you travel there on business or recreation, please send an e-mail to the Senators on the Judiciary Committee asking them for their support. We have provided a model email for you to send to the committee members (click on "Read More >>>>" below).... Read More

Knife Rights Introduces Life Membership

As Knife Rights celebrates its fifth anniversary, the time has come to offer a Life Membership. It is clear that we are going to be around for the long haul and in response to the many requests, Knife Rights is introducing an Individual Life Membership. Since its founding in 2006, Knife Rights has set the pace in defending the rights of the individual knife owner. Our advocacy and legislative efforts have started to turn back over 50 years of adverse knife legislation and regulation and we have successfully opposed new efforts to restrict our tools. Our successes have made a difference for you and future generations. Knife Rights now invites you to become a member for life. Share our vision, share our values, and share our mission to protect our most important values and rights. From now until the end of the June, Life Memberships will be introductory priced at $850, a $125 discount off the regular cost. Act now and make the commitment to our future. The time is now to act for life. Sign up for an Individual Life Membership Today!... Read More

Nevada Anti-Knife SB171 Alive Again – ACT NOW!

April 4, 2011: The Nevada Senate Committee on Judiciary has placed anti-knife bill SB171 on their Thursday morning agenda. Knife Rights' lobbyist is headed to Carson City to work against this bill, BUT WE NEED THE SENATORS TO HEAR FROM YOU! Go to this link to voice your opposition. Vote Against this bill: Read More