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MI legislature votes to legalize switchblades
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:40:53 AM »

House lawmakers voted for the legislation 106-1, with Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit, the sole dissenter. There was no debate.

Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, the bill sponsor and a former sheriff said the law is not strictly enforced and urged fellow lawmakers to update state law.

Some 43 other states allow some form of switchblade to be owned, according to Knife Rights, an Arizona-based knife advocacy group. Thirty states allow everyday carry and the group urged Michigan to repeal its prohibition and lobbied lawmakers in Indiana and Wisconsin to do the same.

Robinson, who voted no, said she thinks lawmakers should do a more comprehensive review of the state’s knife laws and argued that switchblades are just too dangerous.

“What they’ve done is cause more confusion,” she said, questioning why they voted to legalize switchblades but not other illegal knives.

“Why this? I think it’s inherently dangerous. You can be sliced and gutted, as we say.”

A spokesman for Snyder said he would review the legislation when it gets to his office but has no position yet.

The bill passed 36-1, with only Rep. Morris Hood III, D-Detroit, voting against it.

"As we see a lot of violence increasing in our country, in our world... I just don't think that there should be another tool out there for someone to be able to carry, to legally carry," Hood said.
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?