... An automatic knife and a spring assisted opening knife?
I recently purchased a S&W M&P spring assisted opening knife. For those unfamiliar with what that is, basically I press a button and the blade pops out instantly. However, in my home state, automatic knives are still illegal for everyone except military and police. So I'm wondering if somehow this could get me in trouble.
So what is it that makes this knife legal and the automatic illegal where I live? It seems to me there's no difference. On both, I merely push a button and the blade is released. How are they different?