MD § 4-105. Transfer of switchblade or shooting knife.

State: Maryland

2010 Maryland Code
CRIMINAL LAW
TITLE 4 – WEAPON CRIMESSubtitle 1 – General Provisions

§ 4-105. Transfer of switchblade or shooting knife.

(a) Prohibited.- A person may not sell, barter, display, or offer to sell or barter:

(1) a knife or a penknife having a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife, commonly called a switchblade knife or a switchblade penknife; or

(2) a device that is designed to propel a knife from a metal sheath by means of a high-compression ejector spring, commonly called a shooting knife.

(b) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or a fine of not less than $50 and not exceeding $500 or both.