Why are balisongs (butterfly) knives illegal?

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Same reason almost everything else is illegal. They cannot control our behavior reliably, so instead they try to control the things we may have access to. It is all for naught, but the legislators have to do something with all that free time between
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When butterfly knives are closed, their blades are completely concealed. They have two handles that counter-rotate around the tang that, when closed, cause the blades to be hidden
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N Canada, although not specified by name as a prohibited weapon, the Balisong knife
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Exact reasons are not available to the public, but general basis was that allegedly they are used mostly by criminals, which is an obvious fallacy. Majority of the knives used in
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