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Eighth State Repeals Switchblade Ban!

Maine has repealed its antiquated switchblade ban. Maine Gov. LePage has signed into law LD 264, “An Act To Restore the Right To Possess Certain Knives That Are Used by Many Citizens as Tools,” repealing the state’s ban on switchblade (automatic) knives. 3150_pair

A freshman legislator, LD 264 sponsor Rep. Joel Stetkis may have been inspired by similar, previous bans in seven states, gaining the confidence to take on Maine’s ban as one of his first legislative efforts. The new law takes effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.

Automatic knives are now legal for civilians without restriction in 27 states, and legal with various restrictions in 10 more. The eight states with complete repeals of the antiquated switchblade bans are New Hampshire, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. If you live in one of those states, you might want to click here and check out this link.

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