Bill to repeal MI’s switchblade ban going to Snyder

Automatic knives are on display at Bonds House of Cutlery/Knives & More, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would no longer ban switchblades under a bill sent to Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Senate on Thursday voted 36-1 to finalize legislation to repeal a prohibition against selling or possessing a knife with blades that can be opened by the flick of a button, pressure on the handle or “other mechanical contrivance.”

A violation is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $300 fine.

Lawmakers say the switchblade ban is unnecessary and is being enforced unevenly across the state.



Senate Bill 245