Manufacture or sale of switchblade knives: Application for permit; eligibility; public hearing; restrictions.
1. Upon written application, the sheriff of any county may issue a permit authorizing a person whose place of business is located in that county to manufacture or to keep, offer or expose for sale switchblade knives if the person demonstrates good cause for such authorization.
2. Before issuing a permit, the sheriff shall request the board of county commissioners to hold a public hearing concerning the issuance of the permit.
3. If the sheriff issues a permit which authorizes a person to sell switchblade knives, the permit must provide that switchblade knives may be sold only to:
(a) A person in another state, territory or country;
(b) A person who is authorized by law to possess a switchblade knife in this state, including, without limitation, any sheriff, constable, marshal, peace officer and member of the Armed Forces of the United States when on duty; and
(c) A distributor who has been issued a permit pursuant to this section.
Last modified: February 25, 2006