Skip to comments.AZ Governor Signs Nation's First Knife Preemption Law!
Posted on 04/29/2010 6:14:25 PM PDT by marktwain
April 28: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed the the nation's first Knife Preemption Law, advanced by Knife Rights. The bill, SB1153, was passed by bipartisan votes of 36-19 in the Arizona House and 19-9 in the Arizona Senate. It will take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns, expected this week, and not only prevents political subdivisions from enacting new ordinances and rules, but voids all existing restrictive knife ordinances. In combination with Arizona's recently enacted constitutional concealed carry law, knife owners in Arizona will enjoy the most accommodating knife laws in the country.
Click here to read the final bill with Governor Brewer's requested amendments incorporated (which improved the final bill).
The passage of Arizona's Knife Preemption Law is precedent setting for knife owner rights. Arizona is the first state to establish specific preemption for knife laws and this represents the successful kick-off of Knife Rights' National Knife Law Preemption Campaign, a key component of Knife Rights national legislative agenda to protect and enhance knife owners rights. Knife Rights anticipates that the Arizona preemption law will serve as a model for preemption efforts in other states whose citizens are subject to a similar patchwork of restrictive local knife laws with attendant civil rights issues. We have already been approached by a number of legislators and citizens who want to initiate knife law preemption for their states. Knife Rights will aggressively pursue these opportunities.
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I wonder if swords and cannons are also included...
When you’re done fixing Arizona, would you please consider running for Governor in NY?? We need All the Help we can get!!!
Hey we here in California need first dibs at her..we are desperate here..15 percent unemployment..illegals up the wazoo..Jan Brewer is my kind of Governor..I think most here would vote for her
Arizona is returning basic rights to their citizens.
No way! Wisconsin needs her first!
This woman should be in the WH!
Bloody right! I CCW a 1911 and can’t carry a blade longer than 4 inches, that’s completely insane.
Should I want to pocket one of my 5 inch balisongs, then there’s the whole worry about being hassled by some cop having a bad day or who’s short on his quota.
I hope Texas will follow suit and legalize the carry of Bowie knives.
**California need first dibs **
I’ve come to the point that the only way to fix NY is with a ThermoNuclear Device of some sort!
The first knife, the harpy, is my carrying knife. Small, very easy to conceal even when open. Shape of blade and a pulling cut make this knife unbelievably dangerous. Second knife is my big blade in case I have to go into the woods or any other eventuallity that would require a 7.5 inch blade.
What woman would name her son “Crocodile?”
A joke right?
It has been a few years since I read Florida’s concealed weapons statute but I was stunned to read that it banned carrying a “Buck Knife”.
I suspect that has been changed but you never know.
Fortunately... swords have been more or less forgotten by most state laws. I don't know of any restrictions on ownership. Carrying might be problematic in some places, and nomatter what the law says... will generate lots of unwanted attention. :-)
I have several swords, spears, daggers and other medieval era weapons that I display at home. Some people are surprised to find out that yes, they're all perfectly legal. Funny what people think about the law, sometimes...
I’ll pay for a first class air ticket. This is a governor that I could get behind.
Yeah, we probably need that fix as well
Wow. This is some lady!
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