Virginia HB 2298 that would remove switchblades from the list of weapons that cannot be carried concealed in the state has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously. Unfortunately, the bill was amended to add “stiletto” (undefined) to the list of items that cannot be carried concealed.
The bill now moves to the full Senate. We will be working with our friends in Virginia, including Virginia Citizens Defense League, to hopefully remove “stiletto” from the bill during the floor vote or, if passed, when it goes to conference.
Our repeal last year of Virginia’s ban on switchblades (automatic) knives did not include repeal of the ban on concealed carry. This bill takes care of that.
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 40 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 26 states and over 150 cities and towns since 2010.