Knife Rights reports that Tennessee Senate Bill SB1015, which would enact the state's Knife Law Preemption, repeal Tennessee's antiquated ban on automatic knives (switchblades) and repeal the the state's 4-inch knife length limitation, has been voted out of committee with a 7-1 vote of recommendation for passage. Requested by Knife Rights and sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, the bill now moves to the full Senate.
Preemption ensures citizens can expect consistent enforcement of state knife laws everywhere in a state. Preemption prevents the creation of, or eliminates, a patchwork of local ordinances and laws more restrictive than state law which serve to confuse or entrap those traveling within or through the state. Knife Rights has helped pass similar Knife Preemption Laws in Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire and Georgia and helped repeal knife bans in New Hampshire, Washington and Missouri.
If you live, work or travel in Tennessee, please contact your senator and ask him/her to vote Yes on SB1015.
Whether writing or calling, all that is necessary is to simply ask them to vote in favor of SB1015. Keep it short and to the point.
For more info visit www.KnifeRights.org.
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