Travis C. Hakes Receives Knife Rights’ 2016 Freedom’s Point Award

Travis C. Hakes
Travis C. Hakes

Gilbert, AZ –-( Atlanta, GA: Knife Rights is pleased to announce that Travis C. Hakes is the recipient of its 2016 Freedom’s Point Award which was announced during BLADE Show in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Hakes is a Lake Hallie Police Officer and Elk Mound Chief of Police who is also a candidate for Representative of Wisconsin’s 67th Assembly District.

The annual Freedom’s Point Award honors an individual citizen or citizens who has/have demonstrated their commitment to a Sharper Future™ by leadership in the fight to protect or enhance our knife rights.

Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter said, “Travis is being recognized for his personal initiative in addressing Wisconsin’s antiquated, burdensome and irrational switchblade ban. Travis brought the issue to the attention of his state Representative which ultimately resulted in repeal of Wisconsin’s ban and in enactment of knife law preemption in February of this year. Travis is proof that one individual can make a difference in our freedom.”

The new was signed by Governor Scott Walker on February 6 of this year, making Wisconsin the eleventh state in which Knife Rights has repealed a switchblade ban and the ninth in which we have passed Knife Law Preemption. The new law was enacted when it was officially published on February 7, 2016.

Hakes said in accepting the award, “I am truly humbled that an organization such as Knife Rights would present me with an award. I also would like to thank Knife Rights for fighting the battle right alongside us to help bring some common sense to the great state of Wisconsin.”

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