Hawaii Desperate to Overturn Butterfly Knife Ruling That Threatens Gun Control Laws
By TTAG Contributor
By Chuck Michel
The State of Hawaii filed a petition on Wednesday seeking en banc review of a Ninth Circuit panel’s ruling in Teter v. Lopez. While that ruling was limited in scope, declaring Hawaii’s ban on butterfly knives to be unconstitutional, the panel’s correct application of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Bruen and the standards it set for evaluating Second Amendment challenges to gun control laws has implications that extend well beyond butterfly knife cases and well beyond Hawaii.
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