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by kf5nd
Sat May 25, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Bladed,

Is is worth considering to ask Gov. Perry to put knife pre-emption into the Special Legislative Session? Is that within the realm of feasibility such that we should ask people to ask the Governor, or do we have to wait until 2015?

Peter
by kf5nd
Fri May 10, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Here's an alert from KnifeRights

http://bit.ly/108rVfD

HB 1862 is in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

HB 1299, the important knife law pre-emption bill, may be dead for 2013.
by kf5nd
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

TEXAS ALERT: Preemption Bill joins Switchblade Ban Repeal in

TEXAS ALERT: Preemption Bill joins Switchblade Ban Repeal in Calendars Committee. CALL & WRITE TODAY to get Full House Vote: http://bit.ly/108rVfD
by kf5nd
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Laws more likely to be whipped out if innocently carrying a knife "while brown, while black, while young, etc"
by kf5nd
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

HB1862, the switchblade decriminalization bill, will be heard in committee in Austin on Tuesday, April 9. More details here:

http://texaskniferights.blogspot.com/20 ... ation.html
by kf5nd
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

urgent update from KnifeRights.org on Texas situation

March 15, 2013: Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Rathner lobbied and testified in support of House Bill HB1299 this week in Austin, Texas. HB1299, sponsored by Representative Jonathan Stickland, would enact Knife Law Preemption in Texas.

CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION NOW
by kf5nd
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

RealPlayer doesn't work on this Linux box I'm using. I can't view the movie.

"Left pending in committee" - until when? When is the next meeting? When will they vote on it?
by kf5nd
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

We are looking to have about 6 dozen witnesses or less for 1299. We have Mr. Todd Rathner from Kniferights coming in, but we are looking for a few other names. Do you know of anyone that can come in to testify for the bill on Wednesday? If you do have them contact me.


Colin Huffines
Legislative Aid
Rep. Jonathan Stickland
512.463.0522
colin.huffines@house.state.tx.us
by kf5nd
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Texas KnifeRights Committee Alert! YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW! http://bit.ly/Zuhtxc
by kf5nd
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Knife preemption bill HB1299 hearing on March 13 in Austin. Can you be there to testify? Details here: http://bit.ly/12BnXBV
by kf5nd
Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Rep. Dutton filed HB 1862 on 2/26/13. It seems this is like HB 936, but with no "CHL-like" conditionality. It just decriminalizes switchblade knives and the other named devices, BOOM, that's it, thank you. I like this bill. :mrgreen:
by kf5nd
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Sir, I don't think there's anyway to hide a legislative issue like knife decriminalization, hope that that press will not hear of it, and just "sneak up and win". Those days are long past. My employer has somewhat the same problem; we're so paranoid about secrecy that we even manage to keep the product secret from our customers! That's not a winning strategy.

So few people out in the general public know about these bills that I would say even "bad" publicity could be good publicity. I mean - can it really get any worse than it is now for knife owners and users?

No one has proposed any bills restricting knife use (yet); the worst that can happen is no change. I say swing for the fences.

K.Mooneyham wrote:
kf5nd wrote:I was contacted by the Associated Press yesterday because of texaskniferights.blogspot.com This has become a hot issue. Please continue the commentary on this thread, I rely on it to bolster my own knowledge.
Please, I beg of you, be VERY careful what you say to the Associated Press. They are EXTREMELY liberal-progressive in their ideology. They make it a point to put out enormous numbers of anti-2A and anti-self-defense stories...they virtually flood the internet with this stuff. Take a look and you will see what I mean. Fox News uses them, for instance, and if its an anti-firearms story, chances are it came from the AP. I cannot imagine they are any different where knives are concerned.
by kf5nd
Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

I was contacted by the Associated Press yesterday because of texaskniferights.blogspot.com This has become a hot issue. Please continue the commentary on this thread, I rely on it to bolster my own knowledge.
by kf5nd
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Elkins is my Rep, I'm emailing him now.
by kf5nd
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13433

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

My letter to Vice-Chair Carter

I also sent this letter to Chairman Herrero of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

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Dear Vice-Chair Carter,

Just this weekend I began blogging about Rep. Harold Dutton's (D) HB936, a bill to decriminalize switchblade knives. As of today, I can prove that at least 788 people are following this topic.

Vice-Chair Carter, the interest in this bill is EXTREME, especially given that it has just been filed and no actions have taken place yet.

As you know, the Second Amendment to the US Constitution does not only apply to guns; it refers to "arms". That would include knives.

We have had many onerous restrictions placed on the use of knives in Texas law. As a CHL holder, I can carry a gun even into the State Capitol Building, but I cannot carry certain kinds of knives. That makes no sense to me. Reforms are badly needed.

I urge you to place HB936 on the schedule as soon as possible for the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.

Thank you very much.


Sincerely,
PW

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