URGENT ACTION ALERT! EMAIL TODAY to Support Washington “Spring Blade” Ban Repeal Bill in House!

Having passed in the Senate, Knife Rights’ bill that would repeal Washington’s ban on “spring blade” (automatic) knives,SB 5860, is now assigned to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee. We need your help to encourage the Chair to schedule the bill for a hearing and to urge committee members to vote Yes on SB 5860.

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In 2012, with a strong bipartisan effort, Knife Rights worked to get the state’s law changed to allow civilian possession and carry of assisted-opening knives and the manufacture and distribution of automatic knives and expanded possession and carry to first responders and military members. For the past decade we have worked to eliminate the remaining ban on “spring blade” knives with bipartisan support, getting very close on occasion, but not yet done. SB 5860 and HB 2366 continue our fight to repeal this irrational, antiquated and clearly unconstitutional ban.

Knife Rights had led the effort to repeal switchblade bans or restrictions in 19 states, starting with New Hampshire in 2010. Repeals have since been enacted in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, 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 44 bills passed repealing knife bans in 27 states and over 175 cities and towns since 2010.