Assisted-opening knives would be protected from switchblade knife definition, possession allowed by law enforcement and persons with a concealed weapons license, and manufacture of automatics would be permitted in the state
UPDATE – October 29, 2015 – Assembly passed pro-knife bill by unanimous voice vote and is headed to Wisconsin Senate.
Read new article about the bill sponsor Rep. Kathy Bernier of Chippewa Falls who worked closely with Elk Mound Police Chief Travis Hakes.
April 1, 2015 – The current Wisconsin state knife law prohibits a person from manufacturing, selling, transporting, purchasing, or possessing a switchblade knife. Wisconsin Assembly Bill 142 and Senate Bill 102 excludes from the definition of switchblade knife a knife with closure-biased springs that require physical force to be applied to the blade in order to open the knife (AKTI’s bias toward closure language). This is an essential element to protect assisted-opening knives from confusion when automatic knives are illegal.
These bills would exempt from the switchblade prohibition qualified law enforcement officers, qualified former law enforcement officers, and persons who have a license to carry a concealed weapon, including certain out-of-state licenses. Manufacture of automatic knives would be allowed in the state.
The bills have been referred to the respective Committees on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
Encourage your legislators to support these pro-knife efforts AB 142 and SB 102.
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