While it was somewhat predictable that Governors Cuomo and McAullife would veto civil rights legislation in their respective states (New York here, Virginia here), this one could go either way. From what I gather, Governor Snyder has no issue with vetoing bills pertaining to peoples’ right to keep and bear arms, so it is unclear how he will view this one.
Therefore, it is critical that SB 245, which would lift Michigan’s ban on automatic knives has as much momentum as possible when it reaches his desk. If you live, work, or travel in the Great State of Michigan (Great except for the town of Ann Arbor, O-H!) please contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask them to advance the legislation.
I have a buddy who is an avid outdoorsman and knife enthusiast who lives in Michigan. He wasn’t closely following the effort to repeal Michigan’s ban on automatic knives, beyond our coverage here, because he honestly did not believe it would pass the Senate. Well…he was wrong. It did in fact pass the Senate, by a wide margin as it turned out. Now Knife Rights is now asking for your help to get the bill out of the House Judiciary Committee and onto the full House.
From Knife Rights:
The Michigan Senate has passed Knife Rights’ Michigan Switchblade Ban Repeal bill, SB 245, by a vote of 36-1. Congratulations to our sponsor, Sen. Rick Jones, on getting it passed in the Senate. The bill has now moved over to the House where it has been assigned to the Judiciary Committee.
If you live, work or travel in Michigan, please contact the Judiciary Committee members TODAY and politely ask them to “please vote “YES” on SB 245.” That’s all you need to do, short and simple.
You can easily SEND AN EMAIL to all the members of the Committee using Knife Rights new Legislative Action Center: Click here to send emails to the CommitteeOr you can easily get the phone numbers to CALL all the members of the Committee using Knife Rights new Legislative Action Center: Click here for phone numbers for the Committee Members
SB 245 repeals section Section 226a of the Michigan penal code entirely.
Knife Rights has repealed switchblade bans in Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.