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Switchblade ban going away in Indiana

Hoosiers will soon be allowed to carry a weapon that has been banned for more than sixty years in the state.  Starting July 1, automatic spring-loaded knives, or switchblades, will be legal in Indiana.

Switchblades have been illegal in the state since 1957, but a provision in a hunting and fishing bill passed earlier this year removes the ban.

Sergeant Christ Yagelski with the Michigan City Police Department said in a written statement that it is an obsolete law.  There is very little difference between the illegal spring-loaded switchblade of the past and the one-handed, spring-assisted handheld knives that are legally on the market and widely sold today," said Sgt. Yagelski.

The same law allows hunters to us suppressors, also called silencers, on guns while hunting.

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