Whether emailing or calling, all that is necessary is to tell her you support H.128 and that you’d appreciate it if she would hold a vote on the bill. Keep it short and to the point.
Todd, Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, reports that committee members asked the right questions and no one seemed opposed to the concept of preemption. Vermont currently preempts cities and towns from regulating firearms and traps, so adding knives to the existing preemption law just makes good sense.
This is the EIGHTH pro-knife bill being run by Knife Rights this year and the SEVENTH Knife Law Preemption bill. Vermont already has pretty reasonable knife laws, but preemption prevents a patchwork of local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state.
February 8, 2013: Vermont State Representative Patrick Brennan has introduced a Knife Rights requested bill H.128 that would enact Knife Law Preemption in Vermont. Rep. Brennan is Co-Chairman of the Vermont Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Vermont already has pretty reasonable knife laws, but preemption prevents a patchwork of local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state. Knife Rights has passed similar Knife Preemption Laws in Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire and Georgia and is also running Knife Law Preemption bills this year in Kansas and Tennessee.
If you live, work or travel in Vermont, please contact your Representative and ask them to support H.128. Click here to locate your Legislator and/or the Legislator who represents where you work or travel.