UPDATE (April 10, 2014) – Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB 1771 into law. Effective July 1, 2014, individuals will no longer be considered criminals for possession of automatic knives (switchblades) or knives over four inches in length.
UPDATE (March 20, 2014) – HB 1771 has passed out of committee and will be scheduled to be voted on in the House. Tennesseans – it’s time to contact your representatives and ask them to vote affirmative to pass this pro-knife bill. Ask them to support the repeal on the prohibition of automatics (switchblades) and the vague wording of possession a knife with a blade over 4 inches in length “with the intent to go armed.” Time is running out. The Tennessee General Assembly is now projected to adjourn May 30th.
UPDATE (March 3, 2014) – SB 1771 was amended and passed the Senate.
UPDATE (February 11, 2014) – Senate bill passes Judiciary Committee and headed to full Senate.
Bill would remove knife restrictions in the Volunteer State
Tennessee legislature convenes on January 14th with a projected adjourn date of April 17th.
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