That individuals can make a difference in their communities and states to make sure that our rights to own and use knives are not infringed is exemplified in the story of New Hampshire Representative Jenn Coffey.
“Knives, Lipstick, and Liberty One Woman’s Journey is my story of how my life changed so dramatically in just five short years. It is my hope that by sharing this story, others will join me in the fight for Liberty,” noted Jenn Coffey on the recent release of her first edition 176 page paperback.
Representative Coffey, who moved to New Hampshire with her husband Billy to live in a state with their teenage son where the environment of liberty still exists, had a simple plan to live a simple life. An Emergency Room Technician and a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate, Jenn quickly became involved in local government and activities, and is now serving her second term in the New Hampshire House, sitting on the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee and Special Committee on Education Funding Reform.
Her story of involvement and election as the New Hampshire Representative from Merrimack County to being instrumental in important liberty and knife legislation in New Hampshire provides a blueprint for others.
During the Blade Show 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, Representative Coffey will share with attendees the lessons she’s learned in the last five years. “Got Liberty? How to Repeal Anti-Knife Laws” will be held Saturday, June 11th, at 2:15 p.m. in Room 108.
Immediately afterwards Representative Coffey will be in the American Knife & Tool Institute’s booth #162 to autograph copies of Knives, Lipstick and Liberty from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Books can be purchased during the Blade Show at the A.G. Russell booth or prior to the book signing in the AKTI booth. Portions of the book proceeds will help send a child to Camp Constitution, an annual summer camp experience of fun outdoor activities, learning about the U.S. government and meeting legislators.
Members of the American Knife & Tool Institute are familiar with Representative Coffey’s success in New Hampshire in 2010 with HB 1665 which removed the archaic ban on certain knives such as switchblades, dirks, daggers and stilettos. In 2011 she sponsored HB 544, a bill assuring cities and counties cannot supersede the state’s laws on knives, “making NH the freest state in the nation,” she declared as the bill headed to Governor Lynch’s desk for signature.
The American Knife & Tool Institute is a proud supporter of the publication of Knives, Lipstick and Liberty and Representative Coffey’s efforts. We applaud her for the accomplishments for New Hampshire knife users and desiring to help others assure liberty and knife rights in their states.