"It's not a weapon, it's a tool." I was at a gun show a few years ago and one of the vendors had some Benchmade 940's out. A guy was looking at them with a young boy. He said "I can't believe they're selling switchblades, they're illegal!". I just happened to have mine on me and politely showed him the "button" was actually the axis lock. I try not to get into arguements with strangers but I don't suffer fools lightly either. I didn't consider the above a fool, just not as versed on knives as I was about this particular knife.