Governor Scott Walker put pen to paper today to sign new legislation lifting the ban on concealed switchblades. The governor says it’s a measure protecting freedoms supported by the constitution, and it will be able to help first responders at accident scenes.
The governor says only those who can currently possess a firearm will be allowed to purchase and carry the blades legally. “We have over 280 thousand who in the last five years have gone through concealed carry. There’s people all across the state, like my wife who went through a course, got the training, add that added protection. You’ve now got the same thing available for men and women who want one more form of personal safety and the same provisions apply. “
After the signing, Governor Walker was presented with a switchblade from the group “knife rights”. The ban on switchblades had been in effect since the 1950s.