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Knife Rights' Oklahoma Knife Law Preemption and Switchblade Carry Bills Take Effect Today! Print E-mail

November 1, 2015: Knife Rights' Oklahoma Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, takes effect today. Combined with Knife Rights' Oklahoma Switchblade Carry Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911, that also takes effect today, preemption ensures that switchblade (automatic) knife carriers will not have to deal with local restrictions on automatics and that possession of all knives will be legal throughout the state.

Knife Law 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 a state.

Daggers, Bowie knives and dirks are still prohibited from general carry in Oklahoma. Knife Rights still has some clean-up work to do in Oklahoma, but enactment of these two bills this year is a huge step forward for Oklahomans.

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.

Knife Rights passed the nation's first knife ban repeal in New Hampshire in 2010 and has since passed knife ban repeals in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.


May 4, 2015: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed Knife Rights' Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, after passage by the House 81-4. The new preemption law becomes effective November 1, 2015. Oklahoma is the EIGHTH state in which Knife Rights has passed a Knife Law Preemption bill.

Combined with Knife Rights' Switchblade Carry Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911, that the Governor signed last week, preemption ensures that switchblade carriers will not have to deal with local restrictions on switchblades and that possession of all knives will be legal throughout the state. Daggers, bowie knives and dirks are still prohibited from general carry in Oklahoma. Knife Rights still has some clean-up work to do in Oklahoma, but passage of these two bills this year is a huge step forward for Oklahomans.

Both new laws goes into effect November 1. Oklahomans should note that until the new law is in effect, they can still be charged with violations under existing law.

Knife Rights congratulates sponsor Representative Kevin Wallace on the bill's passage. HB 1460 adds "knives" to Oklahoma's existing firearms preemption law. Click here to read the final version of HB 1460 as signed by the Governor.

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.


April 29, 2015: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed Knife Rights' Switchblade Carry Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911! The new law becomes effective November 1, 2015. Oklahoma is the NINTH state in which Knife Rights has repealed switchblade bans and the second one this year after Maine's switchblade ban was repealed earlier this month.

Knife Rights' Oklahoma Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, is back to the House for what we expect to be a quick concurrence vote on an amendment that the Senate included which allows schools to regulate possession of knives on school grounds. It will then be sent to the Governor for signature.


April 21, 2015: Knife Rights' requested Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, and Knife Rights' Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911, have both passed the Senate, by votes of 44-1 and 43-0, respectively. HB 1911 now goes to Governor Mary Fallin, while HB 1460 is going back to the House for what we expect to be a quick concurrence vote on an amendment that the Senate included which allows schools to regulate possession of knives on school grounds.

If you live, work or travel in Oklahoma, please contact Governor Fallin and ask her to please sign HB 1911. Phone: (405) 521-2342 or Click here to Email the Governor

Whether writing or calling, all that is necessary is to simply ask her to please sign HB 1911. That's it, keep it short and to the point.


April 9, 2015: The Oklahoma Senate Committee on Public Safety passed out of Committee with unanimous Do Pass recommendations both Knife Rights' requested Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460 and Knife Rights' Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911. Both bills now go forward for a vote of the full Senate.

If you live, work or travel in Oklahoma, please contact your Senator and politely ask your Senator to vote YES on HB1460 and HB1911. Click here to find your Senator.

Knife Rights would like to thank the Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Senator Don Barrington, for hearing our bills which allowed these important knife law reforms to move forward.


March 5, 2015: The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed Knife Rights requested Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460 by a vote of 79-14 and Knife Rights' Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911 by a vite of 70-19. Both bills now move to the Senate.

If you live, work or travel in Oklahoma, please contact your Senator and politely ask your Senator to vote YES on HB1460 and HB1911. Click here to find your Representative.

Knife Rights would like to thank Don Spencer, Vice-President of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, for working closely with us in support of these important knife law reforms.


Jan. 30, 2015: Knife Rights' Knife Law Preemption bill was passed in Oklahoma last year by overwhelming majorities in both houses of the legislature, but Governor Fallin vetoed the bill for political reasons unrelated to the bill. Efforts to override the veto were stymied by the same political firestorm. Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, immediately started working toward re-introducing the bill this year. The result of this effort is Senate Bill 364 sponsored by Senator Nathan Dahm and House Bill 1460 sponsored by Representative Kevin Wallace, both of which were prefiled this week.

At the same time, Knife Rights is continuing with its planned reform of Oklahoma knife law with HB 1911 and SB 91 that would repeal Oklahoma's ban on switchblade (automatic) knives. HB 1911 is sponsored by Representative John Paul Jordan and Representative Mike Ritze. SB 91 is sponsored by Senator Joseph Silk.

Knife Law 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 a state.

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, Tennessee and Utah.

Automatic knives are legal in 38 states (some with restrictions) and 26 states have no restrictions whatsoever on these knives. Seven of those 26 states have been added by Knife Rights since 2010. Knife Rights passed the nation's first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. In Washington state knifemakers can now legally manufacture automatic knives.

Knife Rights will let you know as soon as it is appropriate to contact your legislators about these bills.

 
 
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