West Virginia is joining the growing list of states enacting knife preemption laws! Statewide knife preemption means that no localilty, city, munipality may pass or enforce any ordinances or restrictions that are greater than the state’s knife laws.
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Many knife laws restrict “brandishing” a knife. What does brandishing mean?
“Brandishing laws exist in ‘open’ as well as ‘concealed’ carry states.”
If you live, work or travel frequently in Vermont, it’s time to take action to move Vermont HB 124 to remove restrictions on automatic knife blade length.
Many knife laws contain a section on concealing knives. Which knives are included, and when is a knife “concealed?”
If you live, work or travel frequently in Washington State, it’s time to take action to pass SB 5782 regarding the sale and possession of automatic knives.