Texas Knife Law Reform Dies – Internecine Politics Kills 100s of Bills

Knife Rights’ Texas Knife Law Reform Bill, HB 1311, died in the Senate again this year, once again the victim of Texas politics having nothing to do with our bill or its subject matter. It’s not much solace, but ours was just one of hundreds of bills in both houses of the legislature failed to move as a result of this political infighting and power plays.

We thank our bill authors, Representatives Harold Dutton, Ryan Guillen and Briscoe Cain, for their efforts getting HB 1311 passed out of the House once again with a bipartisan vote.

HB 1311 would have created an exception for two commonly visited places where Location-Restricted Knives (knives over 5 1/2 inches) are banned. Those locations are restaurants and bars that derive 51% of their income from sale or service of alcoholic beverages and amusement parks.

Knife Rights will be back next session in an effort to get this done.

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 44 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 28 states and over 175 cities and towns since 2010.