By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights and Wisconsin Force worked together to pass a significant reform of antiquated knife laws in Wisconsin. Wisconsin knife laws date back to the muckraker days, when the media was able to pass nonsensical laws based on “trendy”, “progressive”, emotional notions rather than on common sense, or any consideration for the the Constitution. Wisconsin’s silly and dangerous switchblade ban dates to 1956. It has been used to fine, convict and incarcerate hundreds, if not thousands of people who were only exercising their Second Amendment rights.
In 1998, Wisconsin finally finished the arduous process to pass a right to keep and bear arms amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution. It ended any argument about weather the Second Amendment applied to Wisconsin. From Article I Section 25:
The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security, defense, hunting, recreation or any other lawful purpose.
It is hard to see how a ban on the carry of knives, which are clearly “arms” could withstand any serious consideration in a Wisconsin Court. An appeals court in Wisconsin recently confirmed that knives are arms …Read the Rest