US (United States) Code. Title 15. Chapter 29: Manufacture, trasportation or distribution of switchblade knives

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15 USC CHAPTER 29 - MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, OR

DISTRIBUTION OF SWITCHBLADE KNIVES 01/06/03

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TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

CHAPTER 29 - MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF

SWITCHBLADE KNIVES

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CHAPTER 29 - MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION, OR DISTRIBUTION OF

SWITCHBLADE KNIVES

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Sec.

1241. Definitions.

1242. Introduction, manufacture for introduction, transportation or

distribution in interstate commerce; penalty.

1243. Manufacture, sale, or possession within specific

jurisdictions; penalty.

1244. Exceptions.

1245. Ballistic knives.

(a) Prohibition and penalties for possession,

manufacture, sale, or importation.

(b) Prohibition and penalties for possession or use

during commission of Federal crime of violence.

(c) Exceptions.

(d) ''Ballistic knife'' defined.

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15 USC Sec. 1241 01/06/03

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TITLE 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

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Sec. 1241. Definitions

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As used in this chapter -

(a) The term ''interstate commerce'' means commerce between any

State, Territory, possession of the United States, or the District

of Columbia, and any place outside thereof.

(b) The term ''switchblade knife'' means any knife having a blade

which opens automatically -

(1) by hand pressure applied to a button or other device in the

handle of the knife, or

(2) by operation of inertia, gravity, or both.

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(Pub. L. 85-623, Sec. 1, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original ''this

Act'', meaning Pub. L. 85-623, which enacted sections 1241 to 1244

of this title and amended section 1716 of Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure.

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 6 of Pub. L. 85-623 provided that: ''This Act (enacting

this chapter and amending section 1716 of Title 18, Crimes and

Criminal Procedure) shall take effect on the sixtieth day after the

date of its enactment (Aug. 12, 1958).''

SHORT TITLE OF 1986 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 99-570, title X, Sec. 10001, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat.

3207-166, provided that: ''This title (enacting section 1245 of

this title, amending section 1716 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal

Procedure, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section

1245 of this title) may be cited as the 'Ballistic Knife

Prohibition Act of 1986'.''

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15 USC Sec. 1242 01/06/03

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Sec. 1242. Introduction, manufacture for introduction,

transportation or distribution in interstate commerce; penalty

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Whoever knowingly introduces, or manufactures for introduction,

into interstate commerce, or transports or distributes in

interstate commerce, any switchblade knife, shall be fined not more

than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

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(Pub. L. 85-623, Sec. 2, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1244 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 1243 01/06/03

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Sec. 1243. Manufacture, sale, or possession within specific

jurisdictions; penalty

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Whoever, within any Territory or possession of the United States,

within Indian country (as defined in section 1151 of title 18), or

within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the

United States (as defined in section 7 of title 18), manufactures,

sells, or possesses any switchblade knife, shall be fined not more

than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

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(Pub. L. 85-623, Sec. 3, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1244 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 1244 01/06/03

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Sec. 1244. Exceptions

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Sections 1242 and 1243 of this title shall not apply to -

(1) any common carrier or contract carrier, with respect to any

switchblade knife shipped, transported, or delivered for shipment

in interstate commerce in the ordinary course of business;

(2) the manufacture, sale, transportation, distribution,

possession, or introduction into interstate commerce, of

switchblade knives pursuant to contract with the Armed Forces;

(3) the Armed Forces or any member or employee thereof acting

in the performance of his duty; or

(4) the possession, and transportation upon his person, of any

switchblade knife with a blade three inches or less in length by

any individual who has only one arm.

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(Pub. L. 85-623, Sec. 4, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 1245 of this title.

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15 USC Sec. 1245 01/06/03

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Sec. 1245. Ballistic knives

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(a) Prohibition and penalties for possession, manufacture, sale, or

importation

Whoever in or affecting interstate commerce, within any Territory

or possession of the United States, within Indian country (as

defined in section 1151 of title 18), or within the special

maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States (as

defined in section 7 of title 18), knowingly possesses,

manufactures, sells, or imports a ballistic knife shall be fined as

provided in title 18, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or

both.

(b) Prohibition and penalties for possession or use during

commission of Federal crime of violence

Whoever possesses or uses a ballistic knife in the commission of

a Federal crime of violence shall be fined as provided in title 18,

or imprisoned not less than five years and not more than ten years,

or both.

(c) Exceptions

The exceptions provided in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of

section 1244 of this title with respect to switchblade knives shall

apply to ballistic knives under subsection (a) of this section.

(d) ''Ballistic knife'' defined

As used in this section, the term ''ballistic knife'' means a

knife with a detachable blade that is propelled by a

spring-operated mechanism.

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(Pub. L. 85-623, Sec. 7, as added Pub. L. 99-570, title X, Sec.

10002, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-167; amended Pub. L. 100-690,

title VI, Sec. 6472, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4379.)

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AMENDMENTS

1988 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6472(1), substituted

''in or affecting interstate commerce, within any Territory or

possession of the United States, within Indian country (as defined

in section 1151 of title 18), or within the special maritime and

territorial jurisdiction of the United States (as defined in

section 7 of title 18), knowingly possesses, manufactures, sells,

or imports'' for ''knowingly possesses, manufactures, sells, or

imports''.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100-690, Sec. 6472(2), struck out ''or

State'' after ''Federal''.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 10004 of Pub. L. 99-570 provided that: ''The amendments

made by this title (enacting this section, amending section 1716 of

Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and enacting provisions

set out as a note under section 1241 of this title) shall take

effect 30 days after the date of enactment of this title (Oct. 27,

1986).''

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