About a month or so ago Wisconsin joined the 21st century and legalized CCW for law abiding citizens. This didn’t affect me as I could CCW for almost 30 years.
But here is the point: part of the CCW law includes carrying a concealed knife (why someone would carry a knife as a lethal weapon instead of a gun is beyond me :rolleyes: ) but does not include a switchblade knife.
In fact (and this is important) as a police officer even I can NOT carry nor posses a switchblade. Not even on duty. It’s a crime. I can carry the firearm of my choice/caliber on or off duty. I and other citizens can own/possess a machine gun and a silencer.
But if I have a switchblade knife, even on duty, I could face prison time. And this is the case in most (not all, but most) states.
I wouldn’t carry a knife as a weapon, but they sure come in handy for a zillion other things. A switchblade would be even more useful.
Is this just an archaic law that our elected lazy asses have yet to repeal?
Or, is there a legit reason to keep switchblades illegal?