Your Knife Rights

Knife rights refer to the rights of the individual to legally buy, use, carry, collect, possess and otherwise have knives. There are two organizations leading the fight to protect your rights in this area: Knife Rights and the American Knife & Tool Institute. Both have been extremely proactive and effective in working to have legislation passed to protect your knife rights. Other individuals and entities also have played important roles in this area. Anyone who can write letters and emails or place phone calls to their respective legislators can make a difference in legislation that can protect everyone’s right to legally buy, use, carry and possess knives.

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Good News for Knife Rights

Three headlines in a recent “Knife Rights” organization email newsletter bode well for Americans’ own knife rights. The three headlines read: “Tennessee Switchblade Ban and Length Limit Repeal Bill Signed into Law by Gov. Haslam” “Kansas Legislature Passes Knife Law Preemption Fix. Call or Email Gov. Brownback Now!” And: “South Carolina Preemption Bill Introduced...

Pending Knife Laws Need Your Help

State knife laws designed to protect your rights are pending in Florida and Tennessee, according to a Knife Rights news release. In Florida, SB458 is a knife law preemption act. Knife law preemption prevents local governments from passing knife ordinances more restrictive than the state’s current laws. If passed, it would make Florida the...

Federal Knife Owners’ Protection Act Introduced

A federal act that would protect law-abiding knife owners traveling from state to state from various conflicting knife laws within those states has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, a Knife Rights internet news release reported. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) introduced Knife Rights’ Knife Owners’ Protection Act (KOPA), H.R. 3478. “KOPA will...

NYC Anti-Knife Ruling Has Disastrous Implications

People falsely arrested or threatened with arrest cannot sue in a federal lawsuit against New York City and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., according to a Wednesday anti-knife ruling by a U.S. District Court Judge. If not overturned, a Knife Rights (KR) news release reported, the anti-knife ruling could have wide-ranging effects on...

New BLADE On Newsstands NOW!

The eye-popping ESEE-3VG in a Venom Green blade, orange G-10 handle and a lanyard to match is the cover knife for the October BLADE® (www.blademag.com), on newsstands now! The knife is an appetizer for the lead-in story on lanyards and beads, a growing accessory trend on today’s finest knives. Want the inside story on...

New Measure Will Revamp Alaska Knife Law

With the stroke of a pen, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a new measure known as HB33 that will result in sweeping reform of Alaskan knife law. The new law will go into effect Sept. 18. Until then, however, existing Alaska knife laws remain in place. According to Knife Rights, HB33 will legalize...