On April 27, 2016, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law Senate Bill 1159, the Knife Law Reform Bill. Under this new measure, a dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife and sword cane are removed from the items prohibited from carry in Oklahoma.
“Last year,” Robles went on to say, “push button, spring assisted, and automatic knives (switchblades) were removed from the prohibited list. Now a dagger, bowie knife, dirk knife or sword cane can be lawfully carried on or about a person, in a purse or other container belonging to the person, whether concealed or unconcealed.”
Since Knife Law Preemption that repealed and prevents local ordinances more restrictive than state law is already the law in Oklahoma, citizens can expect consistent enforcement of this new law and existing state knife laws everywhere in the state, according to Robles.
“I can’t wait to parade around with my Bowie Knife in my belt,” Robles added enthusiastically.
The revised law will be effective statewide when it takes effect on November 1, 2016.