KOPA was originally introduced in the House in November of 2013 by Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) and was re-introduced earlier this year as H. 419. Whichever house of Congress passes the bill first, it will move to the other house. With this vote by the committee, the Senate version now has a leg up on the House version.
A FAQ on KOPA with additional details and background can be found at: http://bit.ly/1arZIa0Â
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR SENATOR TODAY and urge them to VOTE YES on S.1315. You can find your Senator at: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Or, you can use the Open Congress website at: https://www.opencongress.org/bill/s1315-114/
Here’s a model email that you can use. We strongly suggest you keep it simple and to the point:
I support S.1315, the Knife Owners’ Protection Act. I urge you to VOTE YES on this commonsense legislation that will protect my rights and the rights of all knife owners to travel throughout the U.S. without fear of prosecution under the myriad of state and local knife laws.