Knife Rights’ Virginia Switchblade Ban Repeal Bill, SB 758 previously passed the Senate unanimously. In another bipartisan effort, the bill has been voted out of the House Public Safety Committee 21-1. Next step will be a House floor vote.
Knife Rights had led the effort to repeal switchblade bans or restrictions in 18 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, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
Altogether, Knife Rights’ efforts have resulted in 34 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 150 cities and towns since 2010.