WILX.com reports that lawmakers in the Michigan Senate have approved a bill that would repeal a statewide ban on switchblade knives. The bill was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate 36-1.

Currently, the crime of carrying a switchblade is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of one year in jail and a $300 fine. According to the report, the law has not been enforced evenly across the state, and that the ban is not necessary.

The bill now awaits Governor Rick Snyder's signature.

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