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Colorado Switchblade/Gravity Knife Ban Repeal Passes

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USA -(Ammoland.com)- The bipartisan bill to repeal Colorado’s Switchblade and Gravity Knife ban SB 17-008, overwhelmingly passed the House 59-6.

The bill legalizes the possession, carry and sale of a gravity knife or switchblade by removing such knives from the definition of “illegal weapon.” It will now be sent to Governor Hickenlooper for action.

If you live, work or travel in Colorado, please call or email the Governor and politely ask him to please sign SB 17-008.

That’s all you need to do, just keep it very simple, “please sign SB 17-008” and thank him.

Phone: 303-866-2471

Email Form: https://www.colorado.gov/governor/share-your-comments

Click on “Yes”
Enter the Bill number: SB 17-008
Select “for”
Subject “Please sign SB-17-008
Message: Please sign SB 17-008. Thank you.

We congratulate sponsors Sen. Owen Hill and Rep. Steve Lebsock for their effective leadership in moving this bipartisan bill thorough the legislature.

We’d like to thank the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Colorado and County Sheriffs Of Colorado for supporting this important criminal justice reform bill.

Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America. Knife Rights passed the nation’s first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.

 

About Knife Rights:

Knife Rights (www.KnifeRights.org) is America’s grassroots knife owners organization, forging a Sharper Future for all knife owners. Knife Rights is dedicated to providing knife owners an effective voice to influence public policy. In doing so, Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America. In the past seven years, Knife Rights has passed pro-knife legislation repealing knife bans in 15 states and stopped anti-knife legislation in 6 states. Knife Rights also leads a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York City and the New York District Attorney over their persecution of knife owners.

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