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Posted: 1/5/2012 11:29:37 AM EDT
I have an automatic benchmade that I would like to put up for sale. Is there any legal issue to this? I know benchmade won't sell them to just anyone.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:30:19 AM EDT
I wouldn't export it to Iran.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:11:18 PM EDT
I'll keep that in mind
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:17:50 PM EDT
Federal law bans interstate commerce in switchblade knives. The only
exemption to this federal ban is direct sale to government agencies by manufacturers.
I will assume they are legal to possess in your state.
It would be legal to sell to another person in your state.
It is not legal to sell it and ship it to someone in a different state.
link to federal law
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:39:42 PM EDT
They sell them on Amazon.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 12:52:01 PM EDT
Typically it's up to the buyer to know if it's legal or not since there's no way an average person could know every state and local knife law on the books. But if you're really concerned just limit selling it to someone in a free state and you probably know which ones those are. If not, I'll start your list with Arizona.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:05:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MadeByMattell:
Federal law bans interstate commerce in switchblade knives. The only
exemption to this federal ban is direct sale to government agencies by manufacturers.
I will assume they are legal to possess in your state.
It would be legal to sell to another person in your state.
It is not legal to sell it and ship it to someone in a different state.
link to federal law


Interesting. I have one. I know I didn't buy it in my state. I'm 99% positive I bought it from BladeHQ or which ever one is in Utah. I don't remember it being an issue at all.

Stupid ass law anyway.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:12:34 PM EDT
Would it be legal if you disassembled the switchblade and shipped it?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:01:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:08:58 PM EDT
Here in Louisiana you can purchase one where ever they're sold. On the other hand it's illegal to carry one on your person unless you are LE or active military. Go figure.
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