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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: hevymetal on October 10, 2017, 10:58:15 AM

Title: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: hevymetal on October 10, 2017, 10:58:15 AM
Not really OC related but though some would benefit from the info

For those who haven't heard Senate Bill 245 eliminates current law prohibiting sale and possession of spring-assisted knives, also known as switchblades. The law becomes active today. So break out your switchblades :)

DAOTF (Double Action Out The Front) knives also become legal as long as they are not double bladed. Single bladed butterfly knives are also legal. Double bladed knives, Dirks, stilettos and daggers are still illegal and are a no go.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/switchblade_knives_made_legal.html
Title: Re: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: gryphon on October 10, 2017, 09:10:18 PM
I guess I never understood why double bladed knives were outlawed. Are they more deadly than single bladed knives? What's the rationale?
Title: Re: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: hevymetal on October 11, 2017, 08:55:15 AM
I guess I never understood why double bladed knives were outlawed. Are they more deadly than single bladed knives? What's the rationale?

Not sure but I think the double blade is more of a weapon and less of a tool?
Title: Re: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: Hammurabi on October 11, 2017, 03:23:48 PM
Think of it as an "assault knife ban."
Title: Re: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: ShooterScott on October 13, 2017, 01:38:37 PM
How long were they outlawed for?
Title: Re: Switchblades are legal as of today in Michigan
Post by: CitizensHaveRights on October 13, 2017, 05:13:07 PM
But the same laws on concealed carry still apply.
This was just a relaxation of the ban on ownership of knives that a lot of LEOs already owned.