Illinois bill would allow individuals with a concealed carry permit to buy and carry an auto-open knife
Issue: Concealed carry permit of auto-open knives
Summary: Provides that a person who has been issued a currently valid license under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act may purchase, carry, or possess a switchblade knife; provides the licensee complies with the restrictions on carrying in specific locations as provided in the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.
Status: Re-referred to House Committee on Rules on April 8.
Introduced by: Representative John D. Anthony (R-75) on February 11.
Current Bill Text: 2016 IL HB 5814
While this bill would only allow permit holders access to auto-open knives, 2016 IL SB 2294 would allow the manufacturer, sell, possession and carry of auto-open knives.
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The Illinois General Assembly convened on January 11, 2016 and is expected to adjourn April 10, 2016. The Governor’s projected deadline is April 10, 2016.
Effective date of legislation: Per legislation Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.