2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 29 - Manufacture, Transportation, or Distribution of Switchblade Knives (Sections 1241 - 1245)
Sec. 1244 - Exceptions

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 1244 - Exceptions
Containssection 1244
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 85-623, §4, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562; Pub. L. 111-83, title V, §562, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2183.
Statutes at Large References72 Stat. 562
123 Stat. 2183
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 85-623, Public Law 111-83

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15 U.S.C. § 1244 (2015)

§1244. Exceptions

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;

(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; or

(5) a knife that contains a spring, detent, or other mechanism designed to create a bias toward closure of the blade and that requires exertion applied to the blade by hand, wrist, or arm to overcome the bias toward closure to assist in opening the knife.

(Pub. L. 85–623, §4, Aug. 12, 1958, 72 Stat. 562; Pub. L. 111–83, title V, §562, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2183.)


2009—Par. (5). Pub. L. 111–83 added par. (5).

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