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Kansas May Legalize Switchblade Knives

April 04, 2013  | 

Photo via Krieg/Flickr.
Photo via Krieg/Flickr.

A Kansas bill legalizing switchblade and stiletto knives headed to Gov. Sam Brownbeck's desk, after the state's Legislature passed it over the objections of law enforcement groups.

The state House approved the bill Thursday, after the state Senate gave its OK on Wednesday. The bill takes switchblades and stilettos off the state’s list of banned weapons, reports the Wichita Eagle.

The knives, which pop a blade out with the push of a button, would still be banned from schools and correctional facilities. But cities and counties could no longer ban them, reports the Eagle.

Tags: Edged Weapons, Legislation, Knives, Kansas


Comments (8)

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8

herkey @ 4/8/2013 5:23 PM

nice move!!!

PS @ 4/8/2013 6:58 PM

with the advancements in "assisted" opening knives, the onus on switchblades has been rendered moot. Plus, as I age and my hands get more arthritic, a switchblade makes sense...

Capt. Crunch @ 4/8/2013 7:04 PM

What a Joke.

therookie @ 4/8/2013 9:19 PM

Retired L.E.O. to Kansas from Colorado. Knives are so easy on finger assist you truly can't tell. I've come to love this State. Politicans actually stand up for law abiding Citizens, the Constitution, and peoples rights in general. Other words they have morals, integrity, character, & honor. That can't be said for to many places anymore.

Gip @ 4/9/2013 7:15 AM

sure why not ,whats one more dangerous weapon on the street.

Donnie Pridemore @ 4/10/2013 6:46 AM

LOL! Are you kidding me? A fixed blade knife is far more "dangerous" than an "evil" switchblade! These fears are based on 1950's era movies of "gang" members with their evil automatic knives! What a farce, they are no more dangerous in the hands of a criminal than any other sharp instrument. Stop wasting time trying to enforce antiquated "feel good" laws that are meaningless. What a joke!

John @ 6/5/2013 4:08 PM

"state's Legislature passed it over the objections of law enforcement groups."
Thats just one more reason why they call them Pigs. Law enforcement officers were allready able to buy and carry them under the old law.

MySwitchblade @ 11/26/2013 11:26 PM

Great News but it must be followed by all.

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