Teter v. Connors (butterfly knife ban)

Andrew Teter and James Grell, Plaintiffs, v. Clare E. Connors

STATUS: Pending

This is a challenge to Hawaii’s ban on butterfly knives supported by Hawaii Firearms Coalition.

From AmmoLand.com
“Knives are arms protected by the Second Amendment,” a complaint filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii contends. The case is Andrew Teter and James Grell, Plaintiffs, v. Clare E. Connors, in her  Official Capacity as the Attorney General of the State of Hawaii, and Al  Cummings, in his Official Capacity as the  State Sheriff Division Administrator, Defendants. The complaint challenges the State of Hawaii’s ban on butterfly knives (or balisongs), knives “having a blade encased in a split handle that manually unfolds with hand or wrist action with the assistance of inertia, gravity or both.”