New Hampshire Representative Jennifer Coffey's Knife Rights Bill
The Second Amendment isn't limited to guns; it's about "arms." State Representative Jennifer Coffey has submitted a bill in the New Hampshire legislature to remove the ban on automatic and double-edged knives for honest citizens. Rep. Coffey is a "Bill Of Rightist": she's the National Coordinator of Second Amendment Sisters, and a Senior Advisor of Pro-Gun New Hampshire.
Coffey's bill is supported by many state and national organizations, including but not limited to:
-- SAS (Second Amendment Sisters); -- CCRKBA (Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms); -- Firearms Coalition, The Hard Corps; -- JPFO (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership); -- Cam and Company of NRA News; -- Pro-Gun New Hampshire; -- Bloomfield Press (gunlaws.com); -- Americans for Tax Reform; -- NHWF (New Hampshire Wildlife Federation); -- NHLA (New Hampshire Liberty Alliance); -- NHAC (New Hampshire Arms Collectors Association); -- NHFDA (New Hampshire Firearms Dealers Association); -- Knife Rights, Inc; -- AKTI (American Knife and Tool Institute); -- BLADE magazine; -- The NEW GUN WEEK; -- GUNS magazine; -- American Handgunner magazine; -- Sword Forum; -- Blade Blog; -- usmilitaryknives.com; -- Women and Guns magazine; -- Knife World magazine; -- Cutlery News Journal; -- Benchmade Knives; and -- Ed Fowler Knives. --Hannah Dustin Defense League
Currently, New Hampshire state law allows you to possess automatic or double-edged knives (legally called "switch knives" and "daggers"), but not carry them; further, these knives cannot be sold in the state! Jenn's bill would legalize sale and carrying of these knives for honest citizens. The bill has bi-partisan support, and is co-sponsored by the NH House floor leaders of both parties. It will be decided in the New Hampshire legislature in early 2010.