How to Support the Washington State Spring Blade Knife Ban Repeal Bill

Knife Rights‘ bill that would repeal Washington’s ban on “spring blade” (automatic) knivesSB 5860, is set for a hearing Monday before the Senate Committee on Law & Justice. Sponsor Sen. Phil Fortunato has requested that we encourage our folks to sign in to support the bill.

Unfortunately, you cannot use our Legislative Action Center to do this, you must go to the state’s online page, fill out the form and then submit it.

It must be submitted by MONDAY!

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Washington residents deserve to be able to carry the knife of their choice. (courtesy

If you live in Washington state, PLEASE click here to go to the online form. Select “Pro” from the “Position” drop down menu and then fill out the remaining personal information. DO NOT fill out the “organization” field. Check the “I’m not a robot” box and click on the SUBMIT REGISTRATION button.


In 2012, with a strong bipartisan effort, Knife Rights worked to get the state’s law changed to allow civilian possession and carry of assisted-opening knives and the manufacture and distribution of automatic knives and expanded possession and carry to first responders and military members. For the past decade we have worked to eliminate the remaining ban on “spring blade” knives with bipartisan support, getting very close on occasion, but not yet done. SB 5860 continues our fight to repeal this irrational, antiquated and clearly unconstitutional ban.

Knife Rights had led the effort to repeal switchblade bans or restrictions in 19 states, starting with New Hampshire in 2010. Repeals have since been enacted in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Please support our efforts with an end-of-year TAX-DEDUCTIBLE Donation (select Knife Rights Foundation) or Donate for the Chance to WIN BIG in our Ultimate Steel Year End Fundraiser. Either way you are helping Knife Rights Forge a Sharper Future for all Americans!

Knife Rights is America’s grassroots knife owners’ organization; leading the fight to Rewrite Knife Law in America and forging a Sharper Future for all Americans. Knife Rights’ efforts have resulted in 44 bills passed repealing knife bans in 28 states and over 175 cities and towns since 2010.



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