Louisiana Knife Law Preemption Bill Passed by House

Louisiana SB 194, that includes Knife Rights’ signature Knife Law Preemption language, has passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 73-25. A minor technical amendment means it must go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

Knife Law Preemption is a Knife Rights’ criminal justice reform effort that repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere within a state.

Knife Rights passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 45 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 29 states and over 175 cities and towns since 2010.