Not sure, but I think this may be a solution in search of a problem:
A Senate committee Tuesday voted 9-0 for Senate Bill 181, legalizing the sale and possession of spring-loaded knives, also known as switchblades.
"Maybe back in the '50s there was a feel-good reason to ban them, but today it just doesn't make sense," said state Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, sponsor of the proposal.
Tomes said his legislation will help Hoosiers with arthritis and others, such as paramedics, who'd benefit from being able to quickly open a knife by pressing a button.
How often does a paramedic really need to "quickly open a knife"? And don't most people with arthritis live in homes just like the rest of us, which have lots of knives already, you know, open? Maybe there's a whole army of arthritic campers I'm unaware of.
On the other hand, he's probably right that the ban doesn't make sense. "Never take a knife to a gunfight" was once pretty good advice, but it's pointless these days.