what are the laws for switchblades also known as automatic knifes in Minnesota.
- CGIV76Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Automatic knives are illegal. Here are the knife laws for all 50 states.Source(s): Me, retired Police Officer
- 1 decade ago
In Minnesota it is legal to posses a switchblade. It is also legal to carry a switchblade or automatic knife as long as the blade is under 6".
The problem comes with transportation and shipping laws. For example, it's illegal to import an italian stilleto switchblade to the US, which makes it difficult to obtain a quality authentic.
See this link for a listing of all applicable US and State Laws:
- FrancescaLv 44 years ago
If you've ever read the Outsiders (very good book), many kids carried switchblades, even then they were illegal. (the book was a true story) So... I dont think the laws have changed...
- sensible_manLv 71 decade ago
Some States allow them, others don't. In Florida they were legal if the blade was under a certain length. The problem came with the knives that the blade exited straight out of the handle. these were illegal.
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- michrLv 71 decade ago
the law in minnesota was amended in 2005 it is now illegal to posses a switchblade
the wikipedia article is from 2003
don't use sources you can not confirm
Minnesota Criminal Code
- Section 609.02 Definitions.
Subdivision 6. Dangerous weapon. "Dangerous weapon" means
any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any device designed as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm, any combustible or flammable liquid or other device or instrumentality that, in the manner it is used or intended to be used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily harm, or any fire that is used to produce death or great bodily harm.
- Section 609.66. Dangerous weapons.
Acts prohibited. Whoever does any of the following is
guilty of a crime...
(4) manufactures, transfers, or
" possesses metal knuckles or a switch blade knife opening automatically;"
(5) possesses any other dangerous article or substance
for the purpose of being used unlawfully as a weapon
Subdivision 1c. Felony; furnishing a dangerous weapon.
Whoever recklessly furnishes a person with a dangerous weapon in conscious disregard of a known substantial risk that the object will be possessed or used in furtherance of a felony crime of violence is guilty of a felony...
Subdivision 1d. Possession on school property... whoever possesses, stores, or keeps a dangerous weapon or uses or
brandishes a replica firearm or a BB gun while knowingly on
school property is guilty of a felony... [exception for gun
and knife shows held on school property]
Subdivision 1g. Felony; possession in courthouse or certain state buildings. (a) A person who commits either of the following acts is guilty of a felony...
(1) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives within any courthouse complex; or
(2) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives in any state building within the Capitol Area described in chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory.
Subdivision 2. Exceptions. Nothing in this section
prohibits the possession of the articles mentioned by
museums or collectors of art or for other lawful purposes
of public exhibition.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i believe switchblades are illegal in all 50 states
- Equitation99Lv 51 decade ago
You should not have one! You might end up killing someone...
- damond hLv 61 decade ago
They are illegal