Knife Rights: Washington “Spring Blade” Knife Ban Repeal Bill Filed

Knife Rights’ good friend Washington State Senator Phil Fortunato has filed SB 5860 that would repeal the state’s ban on “spring blade” knives.

In 2012, with a strong bipartisan effort, Knife Rights worked to get the state’s law changed to allow civilian possession and carry of assisted-opening knives and the manufacture and distribution of automatic knives and expanded possession and carry to first responders and military members. For the past decade we have worked to eliminate the remaining ban on “spring blade” knives with bipartisan support, getting very close on occasion, but not yet done. SB 5860 continues our fight to repeal this irrational, antiquated and clearly unconstitutional ban.

Knife Rights had led the effort to repeal switchblade bans or restrictions in 19 states, starting with New Hampshire in 2010. Repeals have since been enacted in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Knife Rights’ Washington “Spring Blade” Knife Ban Repeal Bill Filed


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