Texas Knife Bill: please consider making your voice heard

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  1. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    From "Knife Rights". I just called the Gov's. office, please consider joining me.

    Texas Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 905, that would rid Texas of its patchwork of local knife laws more strict than state law, has passed the Senate by a vote of 31-0. It now goes to the Governor.
    If you live, work or travel in Texas, please CALL and EMAIL Governor Greg Abbott and politely ask him to "please sign HB 905." That's it, keep is short and simple.
    Phone: (800) 843-5789 or (512) 463-1782
    Email through his contact form at: https://gov.texas.gov/contact/assistance.aspx (Select "Other" from the "Issue" dropdown menu)

    Knife Law Preemption is our most important legislative effort and the foundation for ensuring all citizens enjoy any gains we make repealing knife bans. Preemption repeals and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law which only serve to confuse or entrap law-abiding citizens traveling within or through the state. Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in the state.

    Two Texas cities made Knife Rights' 10 Worst Anti-Knife Cities in America list for 2014, San Antonio at number four and Corpus Christi at number nine. San Antonio prohibits carry of all locking-blade folding knives except on the job. There's no local restriction on fixed blade knives. In Corpus Christi it is illegal to carry any fixed blade knife or to carry a folder with a blade longer than 3-inches except when actually in use on the job.
    HB 905 will repeal these local ordinances and ensure that the repeal of the Texas ban on switchblade (automatic) knives that Knife Rights passed last session will now be the law throughout Texas.

    Knife Rights passed the nation's first Knife Law Preemption bill in Arizona in 2010 and has since passed preemption bills in Alaska, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah.
  2. jwinch2

    jwinch2 Member

    Score one for the good guys!

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