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S. 3264: Knife Owners’ Protection Act of 2018

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Gun rights are having a huge boost recently, with Republican control of Congress and most states. What about knife rights?


At least 21 states this decade have repealed or weakened laws regarding knives. And it’s not just Republican states — it includes purple or even blue states such as Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Washington.

But the biggest restriction is the 1958 Federal Switchblade Act, a prohibition on interstate travel with automatic knives such as switchblades. There are 44 states with some such travel restriction ...

Sponsor and status

Roger Wicker

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Mississippi. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Jul 25, 2018


Introduced on Jul 25, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 25, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 25, 2018

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S. 3264 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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