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Old 07-24-2013, 10:08 AM
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Default State knife laws

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:38 PM
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I'd be careful -- the references are incomplete. I looked at Virginia (my state). While the basics are correct, there are restrictions on carrying knives on school property (blade length must be less than 3 inches). The site doesn't mention that -- it just says that all knives are legal to own. That could get someone in trouble if they showed up with their 5 inch blade at Back to School night.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:19 PM
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In Washington it is legal to own however the police can use this little loophole to arrest you .

  • It is illegal to conceal carry a dirk
  • It is illegal to conceal carry a dagger
  • It is illegal to conceal carry any dangerous weapon
  • It is illegal to open or conceal carry any weapon into a Courtroom
It is also illegal to carry or display a dagger, sword, knife, or other cutting or stabbing instrument in a manner or under circumstances that would cause alarm or show an intent to intimidate another. In 1994, in State v. Spencer, the Supreme Court of Washington held that there must be a sufficient basis for the alarm, such that a reasonable person would be alarmed. Also in 1994, the Court held, in State v. Byrd, that because the display of a weapon in a manner that caused reasonable fear or alarm could be done without intent, a violation of the statute did not require intent. This means that one does not have to intend to cause alarm or fear in order to be guilty of a crime under the statute.

All it takes is for one sheeple to be scared and call 911.
The reasonable being alarmed would be the police office that arrests you.

I can carry my .45 but I can't carry a knife.
Stupid government.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:31 PM
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Default New law for Oklahoma

Starting in November, it will be legal to own and carry a switchblade.
But your city law may outlaw it.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:47 PM
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I could not order a machete on line to be delivered to Tennessee. Seems it is against the law.
" I void warranties"
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:43 PM
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interesting, in my state (the police state of ny, which was just proclaimed the most corrupt state in the union), there are no conceal carry laws so any legal knife can be carried openly or concealed.

dirks, daggers and stilletos are legal. doesn't say anything on a machette or a sword (except cane swords). its only illegal to carry if you had the intent to use it as a weapon, however intent is easily "interprited" by anyone other than the person carrying it, and must be contested in court if arrsted for carrying.
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