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I'm hoping this passes, it's about time we catch-up to everyone else. Current law is anachronistic, and repressive.

http://www.mlive.com/news/inde...ves_would_be_le.html
 
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I'd say this has more than a chance of passing. Rick Jones is a former Sheriff and is good at getting things out of committee.

If it does, I'm on a fast track to owning an OTF. Just because I can.


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I'd say this has more than a chance of passing. Rick Jones is a former Sheriff and is good at getting things out of committee.

If it does, I'm on a fast track to owning an OTF. Just because I can.


How will this effect all the City/Municipalities ordinances?
 
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If it does, I'm on a fast track to owning an OTF. Just because I can.

100% with you.

Always wanted a Microtech Halo, Benchmade Infidel, HK Tumult/Turmoil. Plus the standard flip autos...

This could get expensive.
 
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I've been hoping for this for years. If it passes I'm going to celebrate with a Microtech. I find it ridiculous that the state of Michigan allows me to carry a pistol concealed, yet I could be in serious trouble for carrying a 3" butterfly knife.




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After reading more I see that my 3" butterfly knife would still be illegal to carry. I guess I'll be happy for anything we can get.




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I'll keep my blades crossed for luck Smile



pardon any typos...fat fingers and smart phones don't always play well together
 
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How will this effect all the City/Municipalities ordinances?


This bill simply repeals the current switchblade statute. There is currently no state preemption for weapons other than firearms. So the answer to your question is, it will do nothing.

I do think it's passage would cause many municipalities to fall in line with state law, either by changing their ordinances or choosing not to enforce them.
 
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Originally posted by triggertreat:
How will this effect all the City/Municipalities ordinances?


This bill simply repeals the current switchblade statute. There is currently no state preemption for weapons other than firearms. So the answer to your question is, it will do nothing.

I do think it's passage would cause many municipalities to fall in line with state law, either by changing their ordinances or choosing not to enforce them.


It's going to require some form of pre-emption. At least to overcome those municipalities that will continue to prosecute under local ordinances. We went through/continue to battle local units that believe they can make their own rules on firearms regardless. I can't see there will be any difference in regards to edged weapons.

That said, I've finally just quit worrying about local ordinances regarding edged weapons. I usually carry three knives on my person. I follow what state law says I can and can't carry. Far too many local units and too many different rules for each I can't foresee.

I may get jammed up someday. But there's lots of other laws I'm sure I break.


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Originally posted by Palm:
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Originally posted by triggertreat:
How will this effect all the City/Municipalities ordinances?


This bill simply repeals the current switchblade statute. There is currently no state preemption for weapons other than firearms. So the answer to your question is, it will do nothing.

I do think it's passage would cause many municipalities to fall in line with state law, either by changing their ordinances or choosing not to enforce them.


It's going to require some form of pre-emption. At least to overcome those municipalities that will continue to prosecute under local ordinances. We went through/continue to battle local units that believe they can make their own rules on firearms regardless. I can't see there will be any difference in regards to edged weapons.

That said, I've finally just quit worrying about local ordinances regarding edged weapons. I usually carry three knives on my person. I follow what state law says I can and can't carry. Far too many local units and too many different rules for each I can't foresee.

I may get jammed up someday. But there's lots of other laws I'm sure I break.


When WI legalized automatics, they wrote preemption into the bill so that this kind of shit would come to an end.

There was much rejoycing.




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The federal KOPA [Knife Owners Protection Act] of 2017 has, also been introduced in the HR.

http://www.kniferights.org/KOPAFAQ2017.pdf
 
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Passed the Senate today. House and Governor to go.
 
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Not only passed but only ONE no vote.

Looks very promising. If you live in Michigan, call your state rep Monday and ask them to support this when it comes up for a vote in the House.


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