USA -(Ammoland.com)- Knife Rights' Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, becomes effective today, October 10, 2017. This is a massive victory for knife rights in the state of Michigan.
SB 245, sponsored by Senator Rick Jones, repealed Section 226a (switchblade ban) of the Michigan penal code originally enacted in 1952. SB245 was the culmination of years of effort by Knife Rights and our friends in Michigan including Senator Mike Green, the original sponsor of the bill.
Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter noted, “this is a great day for Michigan knife owners, but there is still plenty of work to be done to rid Michigan of its remaining archaic and vague knife restrictions. Knife Rights will keep working until Michigan's law-abiding knife owners are free to carry any blade they want.”
Knife Rights has repealed switchblade bans in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin and now in Michigan.
About Knife Right:
Knife Rights is rewriting knife law in America. Knife Rights passed the nation's first repeal of a switchblade (automatic) knife ban in 2010 in New Hampshire and has since passed repeal of switchblade bans (and repealed other knife restrictions) in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.