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Hawaii Butterfly Knife Ban Challenged on Second Amendment Grounds

crogers Apr 14, 2019

  1. crogers

    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli JDBA Official Member Brigade Member

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    That's why it's so important to change the makeup of the 9th and put like-minded judges on the panel. A win would mean the progress of freedom in Hawaii, California, and other states of the nation, which could very likely happen by the time this case gets appealed. Choose your representatives wisely, my brothers and sisters. Don't give up your freedoms in exchange for more government assistance and involvement, as California has done. It's going to be a long battle, I know, but We the People shall overcome!!
     
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  3. Hawaiian

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    An uphill battle IMHO. Federal law bans their import and interstate commerce as gravity knives and places them in the same category as switchblades.
     
  4. Klyuchak

    Klyuchak Little member JDBA Official Member

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    Not necissarily, balisongs were found to not be switchblades under the FSA in Oregon in 1970 and many other cases. Majority of states also don't enforce the FSA.
    https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/661/11/2372514/
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  5. Blurred Memories

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    anyone have a link to these importation laws? i'm assuming federal law does not prevent import of switchblades, because so much boker kalashnikov blatantly available.
     
  6. Klyuchak

    Klyuchak Little member JDBA Official Member

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    Federal Switchblade Act of 1958

    Organizations like Kniferights.org and ATKI.org have repealed and nullified the FSA completely in the vast majority of states.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  7. HonorHer

    HonorHer Custom Knife Builder JDBA Official Member

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    this would be fucking great is the bali was finally legalized in HI!
     
  8. Hawaiian

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    Spyderco was busted for importing bailsong parts and also for shipping balisong parts in interstate commerce. That is what ended production of the Spyderfly.
    The good news is Sal and Eric told me last week that they are going to resume making them in the US. The smallfly will be first with a new blade design. The full size will follow also with a new blade design.
     
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  9. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Wait wut!!!

    I hope they do a full sized Smallfly instead of the Spyderfly.

    The Smallfly had amazing ergos/swing.. but was just too small.
     
  10. AnthonyTheAbyss

    AnthonyTheAbyss Godzilla Size Member JDBA Official Member

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    Finally, something to actually look forward to. The Smallfly and Smallfly-SS were two of the coolest balisongs. Great price, great little knife.

    Wut wut? Full size Smallfly-SS = Spyderfly. Or are you saying you want a Spyderfly with G10? That actually would be pretty cool.

    ***They offered some of the most unique flipping styles
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
  11. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Full sized Smallfly is wut I'm sayn.. so g10 over liners but scaled up to full size. If they did it right it would be reeeeeeeally good.

    So yeah.. basically a g10 Spyderfly but with slightly wider handles near the tang area. The ss spyderfly handles were too skinny.
     
  12. Blurred Memories

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    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD ON KNIVES IN 10 YEARS!

    i edc'd a spyderfly for years long before i ever tried any kind of flipping that required letting go of the handles. love that knife love that knife love that knife. this better not be some late april fool's joke or i will hunt you down!
     

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