Posted August 16, 2017 1:35 pm by Comments

By Ammoland Editor Joe Evans

Gov. Bruce Rauner
Gov. Bruce Rauner

USA -(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights’ bill to mostly repeal Illinois’ switchblade ban, SB 607, was signed late on Friday by Governor Bruce Rauner. It was effectively immediately upon signing.

SB 607 allows possession of automatic knives by those who have a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card, which allows the individual to purchase firearms and ammunition.

This is not a possession with CCW law, as some have suggested. The new law also allows for manufacture and sale of automatic knives by those not holding a FOID card.

It must be noted that this bill that was finally passed and signed into law started out last year as a full switchblade ban repeal. Then the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee insisted it be amended so a switchblade would only be legal with a Firearm Concealed Carry License (FCCL).

Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, went to Illinois and was able to negotiate a compromise that allowed for possession and carry by holders of a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card.

To put this into perspective, in Illinois there are approximately 2.1 million FOID card …Read the Rest

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