If you need to open a knife with one hand, you’ll soon be able to do that legally in Colorado

The Democrats on the floor of the chamber broke into finger snaps — a la “West Side Story” — before the vote.

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A bill legalizing switchblades and gravity knives is headed to the governor’s desk after passing the state House in a bipartisan vote Thursday.

The Democrats on the floor of the chamber broke into finger snaps — a la “West Side Story” — before the vote. Sadly, the Democrats and Republicans did not circle each other with the still technically illegal knives drawn or break into song. 

There’s always the bill signing.

Erica Meltzer

Author: Erica Meltzer

Erica Meltzer covers government and politics. She's worked for newspapers in Colorado, Arizona and Illinois and once won a First Amendment Award by showing up in the wrong place at the wrong time. She served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and can swear fluently in Guarani. She gets emotional about public libraries. Contact Erica Meltzer at 303-502-2802, emeltzer@denverite.com or @meltzere.