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I am now a hoodlum!

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Sig Bill, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Dog Soldier
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    Oops! Then that is the problem. The old knife is double edged. That is why he could not have it. Thanks much.
     
  2. Barry the Bear

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    Its important to note that the law being qouted only applies to carry not to possession in one's home or vehicle.
     
  3. Speedo66

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    And what great change does a second edge make, or is this just another inane politician compromise?
     
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  4. sgt127

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    You are right. I should have been specific. The ownership is not a problem. Texas law defines an illegal knife in relation to weapons charges of "Unlawful carrying of a Weapon".
     
  5. Dog Soldier
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    The States with Hugh urban populations like Texas have over zealous knife laws. Why I don't know? I never see reports of knives being involved in rising crime rates?
     
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    American switchblade manufacturers want the Fed law against interstate commerce in switchblades to go away, but they do not want the prohibition on imported switchblades to be lifted since it would wreck their bottom line.
     
  8. Sig Bill

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    Thanks for clarifying this, I get it now. That would be considered monopoly.
     
  9. Barry the Bear

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    Always hated that restriction, How can you deny the Bowie Knife for carry in this state when its most famous user called this state home and died here with the intent of Texas being a free nation. Off topic I'm sorry, ya know I may not get a traditional switchblade but I may go after one of coldsteels ti-lites.
     
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    Stores in Wyoming have switch blades for sale on the counters. We have always been able to buy auto-knives. They could not be concealed. After the Constitutional carry law passed they are now carried concealed or open.
     
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    Only auto I own is the Kershaw blackout but most times the buck 110 rides on the belt.
     
  12. dh1633pm

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    We can own assisted opening knives in New York. Legal for hunting only. I have a bench made that was issued to my son in Iraq by the Marines. The night they issued them all the Marines were standing around flicking them open and then doing it again, until one cut himself deep between the thumb and forefinger. Then it was a blood mess until they fixed him up.
     
  13. Speedo66

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    Actually, it also includes fishing and trapping with the appropriate license. It also begs the question, what do you do with it when you're not hunting, fishing, or trapping since it's illegal to possess otherwise. Very poorly written law.

    Here's the statute section from exemptions to the illegal possession:

    "Possession of a switchblade or gravity knife for use while hunting, trapping or fishing by a person carrying a valid license issued to him pursuant to section 11-0713 of the environmental conservation law. "
    ...
     
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    Thanks for the additions. When I am not hunting, I am hunting. So I can always carry it. : )

    Actually, I don't ever carry it. To heavy. I carry a Mini Griptilian always, except where I might go through a metal detector.
     
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    Not since the US manufacturers range from Benchmade to ZT and all compete for market share. Doing away with the Interstate Commerce restrictions would promote competition between those companies and drive price down a bit.
     
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    I have an old American made Boker Tree Brand switch blade. I have carried it for years. I had it rebuilt a few years back.:)
     
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    Keep in mind an assisted opening knife is not a switchblade. The switchblade doesn't have to be opened manually to engage the spring where this is how you start an AO.

    Switchblades and gravity knives are legal hunting and trapping, BUT cities like NYC have draconian prohibition on them. It is very important to check local as well as state law before assuming you're safe to carry any knife. Gov. Cumo just vetoed the legislation that would have stopped NYC abuse of citizens carrying standard pocket knives like the Buck 110 that a specially trained and skilled police officer can flick open 1 out of 3 times. NYC treats them as prohibited gravity knives and stops and cites thousands of us every year using this distortion of the law.
     
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    NYC Administrative Code, which is in addition to the regular state laws, even prohibits any knives with a blade that locks open, i.e., about 90% of normal knives. I guess the governor would rather you cut your fingers off.

    Actually, he doesn't need a knife, he can borrow one from his huge publicly funded state police security detail. We should all have one of those.
     
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    Push button automatic (as usual). :cool:
     
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    Switchblade.
     
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    Thanks hso, I guess I am a hoodlum too.
     
  23. Drail

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    I was always taught that the most dangerous knife is the one you never see coming until it's too late.
     
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    ...and you were taught well.
     
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    Most of you won't be surprised to learn that switchblades are illegal here in IL. Imagine that.

    People are trying to change it, but it's a slow process here.
     

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