With gun control defeated in 2013 and unlikely to make any headway with the 2014 elections forcing Democrats to tack to the center, many citizens are lining up to push back laws restricting knife ownership.
The battle is being led by Knife Rights, an organization Doug Ritter founded in 2006 after realizing “there was not an NRA for knife owners.”
According to KnifeRights.org, Ritter has already succeeded in seeing “knife preemption laws enacted” in Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire, Georgia, Kansas, and Alaska.
Moreover, the National Journal reports that a knife bill which repeals the carrying and sale of switchblade knives has been passed in Tennessee and Governor Bill Haslam (R) is expected to sign it.
The bill repeals the state’s ban on switchblade knives and the 4-inch blade limit heretofore placed on knives carried by those “with intent to go armed.” The legislation “also preempts any city or town ordinance that regulates knives.”
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre fully supports the work of Knife Rights, calling them “the premier grassroots organization protecting our right to own knives.” He adds: “Those who love freedom need Knife Rights.”
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