February 15, 2012: Today Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, testified at a hearing of the Alaska House Judiciary Committee on HB55 “Definitions of Gravity Knives and Switchblades” referred to by sponsor Rep. Mark Neuman as the “Knife Rights Bill,” which would clarify state law on the subject of assisted-opening and one-hand opening knives to ensure they are not considered gravity knives or switchblades, currently banned under Alaska statute. At Knife Rights’ request, the bill was amended to include Knife Law Preemption. HB55 advanced out of committee with a unanimous vote.
If you live, work or travel in Alaska, please contact your Representative and ask him or her to vote in support of HB55. Click here to locate your legislator, or the legislator who represents where you work or travel.