Why The Balisong "Butterfly" Knife is ILLEGAL


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The reason for its tight restrictions is in fact due to the very thing that attracts people to it: The Balisong is fun knife to play around with. Unfortunately due to spikes in emergency room visits from irresponsible users many jurisdictions have made the ownership, use, concealment and transport of this knife either restricted, prohibited or outright illegal.








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  • Troy Angelo

    The real reason it's illegal.. because it's just too damn cool.

  • dj 97

    everything i like is either illegal, immoral, fattening, expensive, or impossible 😩

  • Stray03

    Reason canada Banned it is because movies make it looks "supa dangerous". They went through those 1980 martial arts bs magazines and circled a bunch of "weapons" they deemed too dangerous, including blowdart guns, ninja stars, and morning stars....Then in the 90's they did the same thing but with gun magazines therefore making a bunch of rifles prohibited for no reason other than Arnold killed a bunch of cops with them in a documentary about time traveling robots...

  • joshthemlg pro

    it's not the knife or gun that kills, it's the person behind that weapon

  • Legendary Amazing

    NOT ANYMORE BITCHES! WOOO! (I'm from Texas btw)

  • alex

    Skip to 1:16 for the actual video.

  • Dániel Deák

    i live in germany i have 2 balisongs yea FUCK LAWS

  • Tay Moh

    Reasons why to buy a trainer: 1. Real = max 500$ Trainer = max 20$ 2. Real = illegal Trainer = legal 3. Real = cut yourself and others Trainer = no cutting The rest are same.

  • Archer 07

    MANY things the government makes illegal often make no sense at all. You have pencil pushers making laws on things they know nothing about. The balisong knife is just one example of these kind of laws. Sadly it is not just knives that are affected by these uneducated politicians.

  • Dayten Gomes

    for a few moments I was convinced his hoodie strings were his mustache...I was impressed

  • supa0ne

    there is no actual valid reason to make the balisong illegal , especially since there are way more lethal alternatives available.

  • J丹メ

    It's not illegal where I live. (Indiana)

  • Dad

    Just a typical use of The Law going on here."We have to save you from yourselves, just in case you screw up."

  • noirtec9

    I cut my self soooo bad with a butterfly knife when I was a kid, right between the thumb and forefinger. oooh I still have a wiked scar.

  • Camel likes flannels

    The video REALLY starts at 1:28

  • Dark Shift Music

    SO.... Basically there's no reason that it's illegal. Okay, I'll just keep carrying mine anyway, then.

  • NGMonocrom

    They're illegal because they have a bad reputation. A balisong is no more deadlier than any other knife.

  • Jackson Meier

    dude wtf is wrong with ur face.

  • sultan wahab

    you're unlucky, i just unboxxed a slaughter one

  • BigVic

    Because too libertards it looks so scarrrry,

  • Dyfi All

    In my youth that was my figit spinner I spent so many hours flipping that thing.

  • That Kajun Guy

    Basically it's illegal in some places because of emotional nonsense. It is neither more or less dangerous than any other knife.

  • S.R.

    All I herd was clink clink clunk bing the butterfly knife is loud

  • TheBlyatMan

    The reason it is banned is because of TF2 fanboys cutting themselves.

  • Morgan H

    Not illegal in the state of Georgia

  • Monkeytogaman

    They are legal where I live. Its pretty rad

  • Searose101

    It’s legal in arkansas

  • pyromaniac000000

    When he said Raul Martinez i thought he said Raul Menendez, the bad guy from black ops. I need sleep, too much cod!

  • DROWN

    I own one in California how you ask go to Nevada

  • Lucas Ramey

    Isn't that the knife that the spy uses in tf2

  • Danny Lookpoint

    Banning inanimate objects is silly . . . it's not the knife, gun, truck or bat that does harm. It's people. 12 died in NYC recently due to someone playing with a "stove". Gonna ban them, Commie Mayor DeBlasio ???

  • Marco Estanislao

    last night i saw a kid holding a balisong toy(made out of plastic)and then he rushed to me and stab me in the back luckily it's just a toy

  • Jason Xiong

    I live in Canada and I just got a trainer so it's okay

  • Miquel Vico

    No need for a trainer, i put cloth adhesive plaster tape along the edge of my first balisong and didn't get cut once, as soon as i got the hang of it i removed the tape and that was that.

  • Monter Moner

    It's legal to own and hold an ak-47 in public where i live, DON'T EVEN ASK

  • Taurus/Hipoint Enthusiast

    It is illegal like everything else because of MORONS. Eh who`d a thunk hahahahaah

  • Matt Sushi

    Who else is here cause CCCSSSGGOOOO

  • deep in love with mudic

    A weapon does not kill, the person behind it does, a knife can be far more deadly that a gun if used properly, the reason it's illegal is because people try to show it off and cut themselves or other bc they have not been trained, and it looks different that our knifes, so people are afraid of it, if u are going to use a weapon, learn how to use it first

  • Gerhard Biebl

    I do not know if this shit is illegal in the US, but it indeed is here in Germany. Not because it is sooo dangerous, but because our politicians have seen it in several B-movies where they have been swiftly flicked around by some bad guys to impress morons. Consequently, they were indeed impressed and frightened. These knifes are shit, they are instable and fidgety. Would be fun if you carried it in your pocket and it opens accidentally. So i really do not regret not possessing one. Knife fighting is a serious martial art and relies on far better tools than that.

  • Colin Kirby

    trip LETS BAN EXISTING BECAUSE I TRIPPED ON MYSELF

  • Rufusmortis

    Thank God we have governments to protect us from ourselves.

  • Kevin Fegan

    I really respect Doug, and he may specifically know that in one or a few cases, this is the reason that butterfly knives are illegal in those few places. But more likely, he is using his intuition, or his knowledge from stories he has heard, which may or may not be true. If he has first hand knowledge then I'm sure he is telling the truth and as I said, I respect that.But it's not possible that he could know this for all the places in the world that these knives have become illegal. I'm sure that the reason in many different places is different for each place.Logically though, overall, there are many more cases of people injuring themselves with many everyday items, including other types of knives, and none of these are illegal/banned. And most times these other items cause injuries that are much more serious than you could ever get by injuring your self while mishandling a butterfly knife.Consider falls from ladders, hand axe injuries, lawn mower injuries, and even kitchen knife injuries while preparing food. Aside from for example, stabbing yourself in the eye, accidental self-injuries from mishandling a butterfly knife are mostly limited to small cuts on the hand/fingers, that really wouldn't require any medical attention in the hospital.The more likely reason is that the PERCEPTION is that these knives are used frequently in crimes.

  • Ciel1820

    we should ban peppers, too many people rub that stuff in their eyes...

  • Edmond Dantez

    It's illegalfor the standard reason ... Because the ignorant are scared of it.

  • Your new world Leader

    Let's ban walking, people can trip and break their ankle.

  • Nobody Important

    Thanks for the info Genghis Kahn

  • John Smith

    It ain't illegal in my state

  • John Doe

    IT'S A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION!!!!!!

  • I AM NOT AN ASIAN - NAISA NA TON MA I

    I learned a trick for "balisong"Its called the cut your self trick the first step is to open the blade then you cut your self

  • freshil96

    If i was his friend I would have been like. boy if you jab that knife at me one more time.

  • Some weird doggo

    The mini balisongs are safe

  • Some weird doggo

    I own oneBut its a keychain

  • Biggie Cheese

    1:58 Who would've thought injuring someone took nearly 1 second?

  • Biggie Cheese

    Lmao you could just get a trainer blade to prevent all those ER visits

  • Yung Pik

    so its illegal cuz someone hurt themself? well i grazed my knee on some gravel...BETTER MAKE GRAVEL ILLEGAL!

  • ThegnThrand

    This is Thrand! The balisong or butterfly knife is legal in Texas including swords and knives of all lengths and types thanks to Greg Abbott and knife rights. Spears are legal as well to open carry I might add under new laws :)

  • grimey 5.56

    Well thank God I live in the great state of Indiana where there is no prohibition of any knives except ballistic. Or is there any restriction on legal firearms long gun or handgun excluding NFA. Indiana rules! Go Micro tech!

  • grimey 5.56

    Politicians ban these because they have watched too much "big trouble in little china".

  • Mike Literious

    The Butter fly knife is soooo B-E-A-UTIFUL

  • Domestic_K9

    Cars should be illegal you know how many people die a year while driving a car?

  • The best Bro show

    it's illegal to carry in public for ny

  • metamorphicorder

    Its illegal because of stupid fearful people. A stupid person sees a 'song being demoed by a skilled person and thinks wow thats cool and gets one and tries to do what they saw and cuts themselves and either puts it away forever, or they heal and keep practising, and get better, thereby becomming smarter. A stupid and fearful person sees it and thinks, wow that seems like it gives some one an unfair advantage, all that flipping and clacking frightens and confuses me, im afraid that not only will bad guys currently extant get these and use them but ordinary people will see how easy this tool will make crime for them and buy one and become a criminal and people will be getting murdered hourly by gangs of blade flipping marauders. Because they are stupid and fearful they never get to the point that they realise that for the most part, given a similar level of skill between a use of a 'song or a regular folder or fixed blade, the person with the fixed blade is probably gonna be able to deploy faster all other factors being similar.

  • Charles Driggers

    Naw, he's not an expert.  Who are you trying to kidd?

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