Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ban on some knives ends in Indiana

Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Some contend that the ban on knives that can be easily be opened with one hand, by the push of a button,(switchblades) was prompted by the play and movie "West Side Story".

I call these sort of laws, "trendy laws", laws that make no sense logically, but are passed as a sort of trendy effect pushed by the media. The newtimes notes:

Indiana's upcoming end to its decades-old ban on switchblades has spurred some of the state's gun stores to start taking pre-orders for the spring-loaded knives.

State lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year legalizing the sale and possession of the automatic knives beginning July 1. The state's ban had been in place for 30 years.

Knives are commonly used for self defense. It may be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Second Amendment to prevent people with only one usable hand, or weak hands, from having access to these useful tools.

Dean Weingarten

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