STOP the Texas Knife Lockdown! Texas HB 4415 would require “retail establishments” to display ALL knives “in a locked transparent case accessible only with the assistance of an employee of the establishment.”
A committee hearing was held yesterday with emotional testimony from the family of a young man tragically murdered in a Corpus Christi Walmart last year. Knife Rights representatives and friends provided testimony in opposition to this well-intentioned, but ill-conceived and draconian bill. A vote on this misguided bill that is attempting to “do something” that will accomplish nothing worthwhile and cause problems could be taken as soon as Monday. Please help us stop this Texas Knife Lockdown!l!
If you are a Texas resident:
Use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to CALL Committee Members and ask them to VOTE NO on HB 4155: https://kniferights.org/resources/congressweb/#/42
Use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to EMAIL Committee Members and ask them to VOTE NO on HB 4155: https://kniferights.org/resources/congressweb/#/41
For purposes of this bill,”knife” is very broadly defined as “any bladed hand instrument that is capable of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person with the instrument.” “Retail establishment” is also very broadly defined as “a place of business open to the general public for the sale of goods or services.”
While some knife sellers choose to keep some of their displayed inventory under lock and key, this bill would require ALL knives on display to be locked down. Beyond the obvious difficulties this bill would present to knife retailers, it would also impact any store with a small knife section (department and big box stores, hardware stores, gas stations, etc.) as well as swap meets, gun shows and knife shows!
Please help Knife Rights stop this terrible bill that is a solution in search of a problem! STOP the Texas Knife Lockdown! Please call or email today!