Knife Rights’ Knife Owners’ Protection Act Clears Critical Hurdle in U.S. Senate

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:   



Call or Write TodayPLEASE CALL OR EMAIL YOUR SENATOR TODAY and urge them to VOTE YES on S.1315. You can find your Senator at:

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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.

Knife Rights continues to lead the way with aggressive proactive legislative action to defend and protect knife owners’ rights. KOPA is just another example of our groundbreaking efforts to forge a Sharper Future for all Americans with 15 pro-knife bills passed in 13 states in the past 5 years.