Skip to comments.CCRKBA LAUDS GOV. PERRY’S REPEAL OF ONEROUS KNIFE RESTRICTIONS
Posted on 06/17/2013 5:38:23 PM PDT by marktwain
BELLEVUE, WA The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing a repeal of the Lone Star States ban on so-called switchblade knives, thanks largely to efforts by Knife Rights, a group CCRKBA has supported from its inception.
While other knife restrictions in Texas remain in effect, noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, this looks like a good first step toward more rational laws regulating knives, which must be protected under the Second Amendment, same as firearms. The right to keep and bear arms is not limited simply to guns.
The legislation was passed 141-1 by the House of Representatives, and 31-0 by the State Senate last month. Now that Gov. Perry has signed the measure, it takes effect on Sept. 1.
Passage of the Texas legislation brought the number of pro-knife bills passed by state legislatures this year to five. Knife Rights indicated that it will be back in two years in an effort to pass knife law preemption in Texas.
Our hats are off to Knife Rights and in particular the people they recognize as having been instrumental in getting this accomplished, Gottlieb said. Kudos go to Rep. Harold Dutton and Sen. Juan Chuy Hinojosa, and Knife Rights volunteer W. Scott Lewis.
I suppose this means I can carry some of my “cooler” knives as of Sept. 1?
Looks like it. I think there are still some statewide prohibitions. Maybe a limit on blade length of 5.5 inches.
For the State that made the Bowie knife famous, their knife laws are a friggin’ joke...
Glad to see at least some of the nonsense going away.
For the State that made the Bowie knife famous, their knife laws are a friggin joke...
Ummm.... I think Jim Bowie was in another State, like LA?, when he had his knife design made and then later came to TX to die at the Alamo.
Easy to make the mistake of the knife being a TX thing.
I’m old enough to have seen the movie about the Bowie knife with Alan Ladd. lol
Last time I was at the Alamo, they had a knife on display that was supposedly one of Jim's knives... But it was unsure if it was the one he carried on the day he died.
Hence my comment.
Bowie died in Texas with one of these nearly legendary knives on him. It's part of the Texas mythos and identity.
And yet, you can't carry one without attracting negative attention from the gendarmes...