How Switchblades were Banned

Feb 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Flylock switchblade made 1918 to 1929. 3 3/8 inches long, closed.In 1958, the United States congress passed a law that banned the manufacture of switchblade knives for interstate commerce. Most states followed the federal example. It was a stupid and pointless law that had no serious effect on criminals, but which ensnared tens if not hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Forturnately, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) did not exist at the time, or we might have had the BATFK. The history of this law, the yellow journalism which promoted it, …read more