ACTION ALERT! WA Switchblade Ban Repeal Bill

The Washington House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary held a virtual hearing Tuesday on our bill to repeal Washington’s civilian ban on “spring blade” (automatic) knives, HB 1224. Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, offered testimony in support of the bill.

If you are a Washington resident, please use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to email committee members to vote yes on HB 1224. To easily send an email go to:

DO IT TODAY and help us push this bill forward! Please pass this email along to anyone in Washington state who can help. The more emails from Washington residents that we generate, the better.

In 2012 the law was changed to allow civilian possession and carry of assisted-opening knives and the manufacture and distribution of automatic knives and expanded possession and carry to first responders and military members. For the past decade we have worked to eliminate the remaining ban on “spring blade” knives, getting very close on occasion, but not yet done. HB 1224 continues our fight to repeal this irrational ban.