Michigan Senate Approves Bill To Repeal Switchblade Ban

Michigan could soon lift its ban on switchblades under a bill advancing in Lansing.

Thursday the state Senate voted to repeal the ban against selling or having a knife with blades that can be opened by the flick of a button or pressure on the handle.

Right now the violation is a misdemeanor that can land in jail for a year, along with a $300 fine.

The sponsor says the ban is unnecessary and is being enforced unevenly across the state.

The bill now goes to the House.