Sunday, January 25, 2015

NM: From the Volok Conspiracy, Court Upholds Ban on Switchblade Knives

From State v. Murillo (N.M. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2015) (paragraph break added):

Viewed from any approach, the switchblade statute is a modest infringement. Because Section 30–7–8 bans only a small subset of knives, which are themselves a peripheral subset of arms typically used for self-defense or security, the statute effects an unsubstantial burden on the right to keep and bear arms. Cf. Heller I, 554 U.S. at 629 (“[T]he American people have considered the handgun to be the quintessential self-defense weapon…. [H]andguns are the most popular weapon chosen by Americans for self-defense in the home[.]”).
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