Two companion bills have been introduced in the Texas Senate and House, SB 18 and HB 2249, that would restrict the powers of state and local government to infringe on constitutional rights during declared emergencies. Among others whose rights would be protected, it would shield businesses which engage in the knife trade, as well as knife owners, from interference by the government at such times.
In addition, two more bills with this Knife Rights-supported language have been filed. HB 3 is a comprehensive bill relating to the emergency powers of state and local officials specifically during a pandemic. HB 1500 is identical to HB 2249, but assigned a lower bill number so it can be referred to, and be eligible for, committee action sooner.
Knife Rights will let you know when it is time to contact your legislators to support these bills
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 33 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 100 cities and towns since 2010.