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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
It’s a bill that Sharks and the Jets would love.
State Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, introduced legislation that is perfect for the gangs in “West Side Story” because it legalizes carrying switchblade knives. But under Senate Bill 198, daggers, Bowie knives and sword canes would still have to stay home.
And a bill by […]