We’ve been very busy the last month working on legislative initiatives with some success and some disappointment.
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Congratulations to the lucky winner in Wisconsin of the 2020 Membership Knife for individuals joining or renewing during the year! She won the beautiful Homeland donated by Smith & Wesson.
In the February issue of Knife Magazine, attorney and knife expert Dan Lawson examines whether the restrictions imposed on automatic knives by the Federal Switchblade Act (FSA) are constitutional given the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He reviews court cases and the legislative history relevant to automatic knives in The Federal Switchblade Act – […]
Despite a lot of effort, HB 1224 to allow the possession and sale of automatic knives was not given a committee hearing and so has died for this session. We’ll be back next year working with our coalition to get this legislation passed.
The deadline for bills in Washington State to pass committee is fast approaching – February 15. Action is needed now to encourage the passage of HB 1224 out of the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee! Residents of Washington State need to ACT NOW!