Maine Revised Statutes

§1055. Possession or distribution of dangerous knives

1.    A person is guilty of possession or distribution of dangerous knives if, when the person has no right to do so, the person knowingly manufactures or causes to be manufactured, or knowingly possesses, displays, offers, sells, lends, gives away or purchases any knife that has a blade that opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle of the knife, or any knife having a blade that opens or falls or is ejected into position by the force of gravity, or by an outward, downward or centrifugal thrust or movement.
[ 2011, c. 464, §18 (AMD) .]
2.    Possession or distribution of dangerous knives is a Class D crime.
[ 2011, c. 464, §18 (AMD) .]
3.    Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person who has only one arm may possess and transport a knife described under subsection 1 that has a blade 3 inches or less in length.
[ 2011, c. 31, §1 (NEW) .]
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 2011, c. 31, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 464, §18 (AMD).

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