Nevada Governor Sandoval signed significant knife law reform legislation on 1 June, 2015. The law removes antique bans on switchblade knives, dirks, daggers, and belt buckle knives. State preemption of knife laws was stripped from the bill. The law will go into effect on 1 July.
The bill is an interesting inversion of the knife law reforms enacted in Texas, where a comprehensive preemption law was passed, while antique bans on dirks and daggers, inherited from the 1873 Reconstruction government were left in place.
The reforms have been championed by Knife Rights, who characterize their efforts as opening a second front in the defense of the second amendment.
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