Bill to repeal Michigan's switchblade ban going to Snyder

Posted at 2:41 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 06:25:30-04

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.