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Texas Knife Law Reform Bill Passed by the House Bill HB1935

The Texas State Senate now has the bill, HB1935 before them. Passed by the Texas House, although somewhat anticlimactic Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rahtner, has been in Austin for a week working with the Texas State Senate to ensure that any bill that emerged would still be an advance forward for Texas knife owners. HB 1935, as amended now eliminates daggers. dirks, stilettos, poniards, spears, swords and Bowie knives from the Texas statue, effectively allowing them to be carried anywhere in the state.  In order to get the bill moved, the amendment stipulates that knives with blades over 5.5-inches are now defined as "location restricted" knives. Meaning that except for schools, federal buildings, correctional facilities, colleges, houses of worship,...

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Illinois' To Partially Repeal The Switchblade Ban

State of Illinois' to partially repeal the switchblade ban Bill SB 607 Was passed  out of the House Judiciary -Criminal Committee unanimously with a "do pass" recommendation. The bill is is now eligible to be voted on by the full house. It was earlier passed unanimously by the Senate. SB 607 allows possession of automatic knives by those who have a Firearm Owner's Identification (F.O.I.D.)  Card, which allows the individual to purchase firearms and ammunition. This is not a possession with C.C.W. bill as some have suggested. The bill also allows for manufacture and sale of automatic knives by those not holding a F.O I.D. card.

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