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How does switchblade repeal benefit Michigan?
Michigan is in trouble. The public schools are in crisis, thousands of children and adolescents have diagnosed Type II diabetes. Cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, and the fear that goes with them, are everywhere.
People are struggling to buy gas, pay their bills, put healthy, fresh food on the table.
Teenagers are smoking during their pregnancy.Babies are being born to young women who don't know who the father is. This is everyday life in Michigan, but by golly, we can't ignore peoples' knife rights (knife rights?) and we are now going to get that switchblade ban repealed. Really Mr. Foster? This is the best you can do? How many jobs will this create? How many students will this put through college? How will this pay for diabetic children to get the counseling and medical attention they need? How will this get our roads repaired? Please tell us how this is benefiting the greater good of Michigan? There are children in the inner cities of Michigan who have rickets partially from lack of Vitamin D because it is unsafe for them to play outside (and they are too heavy for their joints and bones to carry).We don't need switch blades back in the cities; they were banned for a reason.
Certainly your time and energy and the taxpayers' money can be put to better use.
And, just for the record, I've lived in Michigan all but 3 years of my life, I know a lot of hunters, and I have never heard a word about knife rights. Women's rights, yes, knife rights, no.
Margaret K. Daniels