Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

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Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:11 am

http://www.alloutdoor.com/2017/04/19/texas-illegal-knife-repeal-bill-unanimously-passes-committee/
Knife Rights’ bipartisan Texas Knife Law Reform Bill, HB 1935, that would repeal the ban on ALL “illegal knives” in Texas statutes, has passed out of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee by a unanimous vote and is now headed to the Calendars Committee. HB 790, the other knife law reform bill that only repeals the ban on daggers, also passed out of the Committee.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Jusme » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 am

This is the best news I have heard from the Lege this session. :anamatedbanana
I have long maintained that the whole "illegal" knife restrictions were at best arbitrary, and at worst the most ridiculously, written laws on the books. I hope this will also eliminate the stupid policies in schools where kids have been suspended for just bringing a paring knife, or butter knife to school in their lunch boxes. :nono:

Looking forward to strapping on my swords and proudly walking the streets of Texas!! :biggrinjester:
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby K.Mooneyham » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:03 pm

Well, I sure hope this one goes through. I've long stated my irritation with the line about lower case b "bowie" knives, since it leaves way too much open to interpretation. And, like gun control laws, knife laws do little to nothing (emphasis on nothing) to stop those who intend to commit crimes using knives in the first place. I don't care about spears or swords, but I certainly would like to wear my Baby K-Bar out and about.

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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby ScottDLS » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:12 pm

Legalize poniards!!! And dirks!
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Abraham » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:25 pm

I rode a poniard once and used to go dirk hunting.

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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby WildBill » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:31 pm

Abraham wrote:I rode a poniard once and used to go dirk hunting.


Did you get any? :mrgreen:
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby bigtek » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:44 pm

Abraham wrote:I rode a poniard once and used to go dirk hunting.

A poniard in your codpiece?
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby pushpullpete » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:54 pm

:shock: ouch !! :shock:


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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Abraham » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:04 pm

WildBill,

Nah, I'm not much of a dirk hunter.

bigtek,

Nah again, my little poniard was a Shetland with aspirations to be a Shakespearian thespian...but sadly was sold to a 3rd rate circus to orate in circles forever more...

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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby WildBill » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:23 pm

I am happy to see this bill pass out of committee with such strong support.
I am looking forward to it passing, getting signed by Gov Abbott and becoming law.
It's about time for these archaic laws to be repealed.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby OlBill » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

That's some good news.

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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Vol Texan » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:53 pm

Derka derka.

I'm happy to see one fewer restriction on the books!
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby anygunanywhere » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:44 pm

I just bought a nice KaBar I would like to carry once or twice just for grins. It would be nice to have my tactical tomahawk in my truck when I travel to dispatch any zombies I encounter.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby ScottDLS » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:03 pm

anygunanywhere wrote:I just bought a nice KaBar I would like to carry once or twice just for grins. It would be nice to have my tactical tomahawk in my truck when I travel to dispatch any zombies I encounter.


I'm thinking a Katana like Michonne in The Walking Dead. Also, I've got a bayonet on my SKS rifle that may meet the definition of an illegal knife currently. Also, swords are underrated these days. I'd like a really sharp Roman style one like those that were common when Jesus walked the Earth.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Beiruty » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:30 am

FInally, I can carry this... :biggrinjester: :biggrinjester:
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