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From Knife Rights . . .

Knife Rights’ Michigan Knife Rights Act, HB 4066, was “reported favorably” out of the Michigan Senate Local Government Committee with a minor amendment. Thanks to all who emailed committee members. This is Knife Rights’ signature Knife Law Preemption bill which passed the House earlier this year. HB 4066 now moves to the full Senate for a vote.

If you are a Michigan resident, please use Knife Rights’ Legislative Action Center to easily EMAIL Senators and ask them to vote YES on HB 4066:

https://kniferights.org/resources/congressweb/#/47

Knife Law Preemption is a Knife Rights criminal justice reform effort that nullifies existing ordinances and prevents new 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 within a state.

Knife Rights drafted the model legislation and 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, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America™ and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans™. Knife Rights efforts have resulted in 34 bills enacted repealing knife bans in 23 states and over 150 cities and towns since 2010.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. “A political subdivision in this state shall not enact any [… long list of knife-related things …] that is more restrictive than state law.”

    It would seem much more efficient to simply prohibit political subdivisions from ANY action regarding knives, as opposed to this “more restrictive than state law” nonsense. That’s what “preemption” truly means, the state legislature preempts any lower level legislatures from taking their authority to regulate knives.

    “None” is much easier to enforce than trying to determine if any particular action is or is not more restrictive than state law, which just begs for such controversies to end up in court, with long roads of appeal and uncertainty about what is or is not “legal” during that process.

    If you simply prohibit ALL laws, taxes, etc, at those levels, even the simplest of minds can figure out what that means.

    • A couple of years ago Montana removed the restrictions on owning / carrying an automatic-opening knife.

      The final wording is, most likely, a compromise to get more legislators to buy into supporting the bill.

      • “How else are you supposed to “keep” the bear arms?”

        You’re asking a furry critter with a pouch that question?

        (Yeah, I know, Possum, it’s a girl Possum thing. For convenience sake, I’ll just assume all Possums have a pouch handy for keeping stuff… 😉 )

  2. 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪That’s a knife…how about gun’s ,knives,pepper,clubs,batons,machetes & you name it. Hope they’re successful. The bad guys don’t care…

  3. UK knife laws will be implemented robustly in the US. Then, one day, the prohibitions will come for table knives. Somewhere in those laws will be a prohibition against using any bladed device in self-defense.

    Why is it that so many (temporary) “preemption” laws only state, “no more restrictive than state law”? What about the freedom to make laws less restrictive”?

    • “UK knife laws will be implemented robustly in the US.”

      Samuel, are you trying to imitate that little jerk-stain ‘d’? Because one already is more than enough to stomach… 🙁

  4. “Sam, are you trying to imitate that little jerk-stain ‘d’? Because one already is more than enough to stomach…”

    Two things:
    1. After the gun ban, the Brits moved onto knives (even table knives); libs/socialists/communists/dictators require never-ending crises to justify their tyranny.

    2. Even when pretending, mocking, ridiculing, being sarcastic, I am miles better at being a dim troll than any of the others.

  5. A reasonable knife law would be, “If it fits in a pocket, it shall be legal. If it doesn’t fit in a pocket, but fits in a sheath or scabbard, it shall be legal.” You people who don’t own a sheath or scabbard are SOL.

    More seriously, I don’t think anyone has ever even looked at me, let alone questioned me, for carrying a knife. There are two machetes on the porch right now, and a third one either in the old house, or at my son’s house. A knife is just a tool.

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