Welcome Home

Colorado's switchblade and gravity knife ban repeal takes effect on Wednesday, August 9th.

Knife Rights was pleased to be able to support Senator Hill and Representative Lebsock in moving this bill through the legislature and delivering more freedom for Colorado knife owners. Knife Rights' Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, traveled to Denver to lobby the bill at the invitation of the sponsors, overcoming objections raised by some legislators.

Knife Rights would also like to recognize Sen. Hill's constituent, retired Air Force Master Sgt. John Bloodgood, whose request was the inspiration for this bill and who did a great job supporting the bill in testimony at the bill's hearings.

WARNING: Automatic (switchblade) and gravity knives are still subject to Colorado's concealed carry blade length limitation of 3.5 inches or less.

WARNING: Unfortunately, while the state law has changed in Colorado, without state knife law preemption a significant number of municipalities in Colorado currently still ban switchblades mirroring the old state law. Among them is the state's largest city, Denver, as well as Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Lakewood. No doubt others do as well and this patchwork of local bans is potentially waiting to trap unwary knife carriers.

On the other hand, solid legal arguments can be made that despite lack of express preemption, state law trumps local law in this case. In order to prohibit switchblades and gravity knives the local jurisdictions must show that banning these knives is a matter of unique local concern. That is a fairly high bar.

Moreover, an argument can also be made that despite the fact that Colorado's concealed carry permit is a handgun permit, the language used in these local ordinances may enable permit holders be allowed to carry otherwise prohibited knives that are state legal.

However, it should be noted that neither legal theory has been tested in court, at least specific to these knives. As such, you may want to avoid being that test case!


These cities whose municipal regulations are now out of step with state law should immediately eliminate their bans instead of waiting until a court decision or other events force them to do so.



Knife Rights is Rewriting Knife Law in America™

Be the first to know. Get the latest Knife Rights updates:





And, sign up for our FREE News Slice™ Newsletter for more news you need to know.



Knife Rights is making a difference!
Invest a modest sum in a Sharper Future™ to protect your tools and rights.

JOIN KNIFE RIGHTS TODAY!

Views: 13

Reply to This

White River Knives

Latest Activity

John Bamford commented on Dennis Hibar's photo
2 hours ago
John Bamford left a comment for Joe Abernathy
2 hours ago

KnifeMaker
Glenn "Oz" Osborne replied to Glenn "Oz" Osborne's discussion Just came in the mail :-).. Blackjack Model 1-7 sub hilt Effingham IL. in the group Blackjack Knives. Older and Newer!
2 hours ago

KnifeMaker
Glenn "Oz" Osborne replied to Glenn "Oz" Osborne's discussion Just came in the mail :-).. Blackjack Model 1-7 sub hilt Effingham IL. in the group Blackjack Knives. Older and Newer!
2 hours ago
J.J. Smith III left a comment for Joe Abernathy
3 hours ago
Joe Abernathy is now a member of iKnife Collector
3 hours ago

KnifeMaker
Doug Ritter posted a discussion
5 hours ago
Dennis Hibar commented on Dennis Hibar's photo
6 hours ago
Dennis Hibar posted a photo
6 hours ago
George Humphrey left a comment for J.J. Smith III
6 hours ago
Chuck Parham posted a status
"Hi gang! I've been away for quite a while. Hope all is well here at Ikc. I'll be posting pics of additions to my collection."
9 hours ago
Don Schriver commented on Jan Carter's group Queen Cutlery & Friends
13 hours ago

Featured
Craig Henry commented on Fred Feightner's group Case Fans
15 hours ago

Featured
dead_left_knife_guy commented on J.J. Smith III's photo
16 hours ago
Ken Mundhenk left a comment for Glen R
18 hours ago
Old Guy commented on Fred Feightner's group Case Fans
18 hours ago

Reed Cutlery Company

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

gear2survive !

KNIFE AUCTIONS

Now Available

KNIFE NEWS!!!

Click to view more

JSR Sports!

NEW

© 2018   Created by Jan Carter.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service