In Michigan, where our Michigan Knife Rights Act, HB 4066, passed the House earlier this year, the Senate hearing was held this week. Besides testimony from bill sponsor Rep. Andrew Fink and Knife Rights’ Todd Rathner, we were honored to have eight-year-old Remington Wilson (who I mentioned in our National Knife Day News Slice) testify in support of the bill (right in photo below with his father proudly looking on). Click here to read Remington’s testimony.

If you are a Michigan resident, please use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to EMAIL Committee Members and ask them to vote YES on HB 4066:

Knife Law Preemption is a Knife Rights criminal justice reform effort that nullifies existing ordinances and prevents new 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 drafted the model legislation and passed the nation’s first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, 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 34 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 150 cities and towns since 2010.