Rathner has been a Second Amendment activist and lobbyist for over 15 years and has led the effort to pass numerous pro-Second Amendment bills in Arizona which is now recognized as the most Second Amendment friendly state in the country (Rathner’s web site). Rathner has been a member of the NRAâ€™s national board of directors for 11 years and serves on the NRAâ€™s Executive Committee, Legislative Policy Committee and the NRAâ€™s International Policy Sub-Committee.
Rathner will coordinate Knife Rights’ national strategy to take Arizonaâ€™s model Knife Preemption Law to the rest of the U.S., as well as efforts to liberalize knife laws as was accomplished this year in New Hampshire with the legalization of switchblades and other banned knives.
Ritter noted, “Todd has proven adept over the past decade and a half at building broad coalitions to pass good legislation or to kill bad legislation. His ability to engage both sides of the aisle will be a key asset for Knife Rights in our legislative effort. We feel lucky to have been able to enlist Todd to lead the fight on the ‘second front’ in the battle to defend our Second Amendment rights.”