The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that Hawaii’s ban on “butterfly knives” violates the Second Amendment, finding the pocketknife-esque blade falls under the definition of “arms.”
The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s granting of summary judgment in favor of Hawaii officials, holding that Hawaii’s ban on butterfly knives violates the Second Amendment as bladed weapons facially constitute “arms,” and at the time of the adoption of the amendment, “arms” generally extended to bladed weapons.
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