Rehearing En Banc Granted for HI Butterfly Knife Win

The Ninth Circuit announced that it has scheduled oral arguments in June for a rehearing en banc that could overturn the 3-0 panel decision in Teter v. Lopez that Hawaii’s ban on Butterfly Knives is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

That decision was a huge win not just for owners of Butterfly Knives in Hawaii, but for all pro-Second Amendment supporters. It was stayed while Hawaii appealed. Now a larger panel of 11 9th Circuit judges presided over by the chief judge will decide the case. The final outcome will affect owners of butterfly knives, automatic knives and gravity knives in the states of California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Knife Rights filed an important amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of the appellants in this case.

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