Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, becomes effective today, October 10, 2017. This is a massive victory for knife rights..
On 14 August, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 607, the reform of the Illinois ban on switchblade knives, into law.
Colorado’s switchblade and gravity knife ban repeal takes effect on Wednesday, August 9th.
SB 245, sponsored by Senator Rick Jones, simply repeals Section 226a (switchblade ban) of the Michigan penal code originally enacted in 1952.
Michigan was the first state to ban switchblades. It was an early test of the power of the post-war media to push emotional, irrational, legislation.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed SB 17-008, the bill to repeal Colorado’s switchblade and gravity knife ban.
Governor McAuliffe has vetoed knife law reform in Virginia. The law would have removed the antiquated and irrational ban on automatic opening knives.