In yet another victory for the knife rights movement, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed the Knife Rights’ Switchblade Ban Repeal (SB 245) yesterday. The bill will legalize the sale and possession of automatic knives in the state as soon as it goes into effect on October 10. Restrictions on automatic knives in Michigan have been on the books since 1952.

Doug Ritter, Chairman and Executive Director of Knife Rights, says that the fight in the state isn’t over yet and there is more work to be done to turf Michigan’s remaining vague and archaic knife restrictions. “Knife Rights will keep working until Michigan’s law-abiding knife owners are free to carry any blade they want,” Ritter tells us. “Perseverance, stubbornness – whatever you want to call it, it’s been crucial to our success.”

Knife owners in Michigan won’t have to wait long before automatic knives become available locally. In light of the news, Michigan-based knife dealer KnivesShipFree is already planning his next move. “That is good news,” Derrick Bohn, Founder of KnivesShipFree tells us. “We will bring automatic knives out as soon as the law takes effect.”

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