WGN (the bill passed the senate and is headed to the house):
Senate Bill 77 “actually came from a constituent who owns a putt-putt golf course called Ninja Golf,” explained [the senator that introduced the bill]. “Nearly everyone that I spoke with said, ‘Hey, look, if we can throw axes, we can certainly throw throwing stars.'”
Some say additional safety measures need to be considered since throwing a star is different from throwing an axe.
“It’s a double-edged sword,” said [the] co-owner of Ragnarok Axe Throwing LLC in Indianapolis. He said throwing star blades can get bent and hooked over, increasing someone’s odds of getting cut.
“I would say the easiest way for that to have any kind of solution is to require a layered Kevlar glove