Knife Rights‘ Oklahoma Knife Law Preemption bill, HB 1460, takes effect November 1st. Combined with Knife Rights’ Oklahoma Switchblade Carry Ban Repeal bill, HB 1911, that also takes effect November 1st, 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. Oklahoma is the EIGHTH state in which Knife Rights has passed a Knife Law Preemption bill.
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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 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.
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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.
ABOUT KNIFE RIGHTS
Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is America’s grassroots knife owners organization, forging a Sharper Future™ for all Americans. Since 2010 Knife Rights has passed legislation eliminating knife restrictions in 14 states. Knife Rights is also spearheading a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York City over their persecution of over 60,000 knife owners.