Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

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

Postby oohrah » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:23 pm

Now I can wear my K-Bar my platoon sgt gave me, and my sword!
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Papa_Tiger » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:25 am

oohrah wrote:Now I can wear my K-Bar my platoon sgt gave me, and my sword!
Hold your horses there... Still a long way for this bill to go to make it legal. This is just the first step of many with Herr Strauss at the helm of the House, there is a good chance that this and many other freedom supporting bills die in the Calendars Committee.

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

Postby OldCurlyWolf » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:01 am

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 have an old wood handled hatchet that I have been carrying in my truck or otherwise for over 45 years. About 7-8 years ago I added a longer handled Estwing hatchet to the mix. I also carry a 22" Machete. Of course all 3 are working tools for me.

When you are carrying any of the above on a tool belt no one pays any attention.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby oohrah » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:39 pm

Papa_Tiger wrote:
oohrah wrote:Now I can wear my K-Bar my platoon sgt gave me, and my sword!
Hold your horses there... Still a long way for this bill to go to make it legal. This is just the first step of many with Herr Strauss at the helm of the House, there is a good chance that this and many other freedom supporting bills die in the Calendars Committee.

Ha Ha! not a chance.

Of course there are those that believe that if you have an LTC and carry a handgun, you are exempt from the illegal weapon PC.

But AFAIK, there is no case law and I'm not a guinea pig.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby LSUTiger » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Awesome! I can't wait for the day for full auto knives, long bladed knives(5.5"+), double sided knives and AOK's (any other knives) to be legal! Will they require a tax stamp? :biggrinjester:
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Soccerdad1995 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:24 pm

oohrah wrote:
Papa_Tiger wrote:
oohrah wrote:Now I can wear my K-Bar my platoon sgt gave me, and my sword!
Hold your horses there... Still a long way for this bill to go to make it legal. This is just the first step of many with Herr Strauss at the helm of the House, there is a good chance that this and many other freedom supporting bills die in the Calendars Committee.

Ha Ha! not a chance.

Of course there are those that believe that if you have an LTC and carry a handgun, you are exempt from the illegal weapon PC.

But AFAIK, there is no case law and I'm not a guinea pig.


I think that "some" believe that because that's what the law says. There is no case law on 30.06 violations, either. While we are at it, there is no case law on whether you are allowed to walk out of your front door, either. I could wait for case law to develop in all of these areas before I do anything, but I'm feeling adventurous, so I'll just rely on what the law says.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby CleverNickname » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:45 pm

LSUTiger wrote:Awesome! I can't wait for the day for full auto knives, long bladed knives(5.5"+), double sided knives and AOK's (any other knives) to be legal! Will they require a tax stamp? :biggrinjester:


If by "full-auto knives" you mean switchblades, those have been legal to carry for 3 1/2 years now.

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

Postby aaangel » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:50 pm

Kris! (the dagger) not Jenner :nono:
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby MadMonkey » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:52 pm

This would be awesome news, especially since I just got my first auto knife in years and it's a dual edge :cool:
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby LSUTiger » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:38 am

CleverNickname wrote:
LSUTiger wrote:Awesome! I can't wait for the day for full auto knives, long bladed knives(5.5"+), double sided knives and AOK's (any other knives) to be legal! Will they require a tax stamp? :biggrinjester:


If by "full-auto knives" you mean switchblades, those have been legal to carry for 3 1/2 years now.


:cheers2:

I always wondered about that because I been seeing people around with them, some people said they were legal, some said not. I guess the confusion was over single sided vs double edged blades.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby Jusme » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:41 am

LSUTiger wrote:
CleverNickname wrote:
LSUTiger wrote:Awesome! I can't wait for the day for full auto knives, long bladed knives(5.5"+), double sided knives and AOK's (any other knives) to be legal! Will they require a tax stamp? :biggrinjester:


If by "full-auto knives" you mean switchblades, those have been legal to carry for 3 1/2 years now.


:cheers2:

I always wondered about that because I been seeing people around with them, some people said they were legal, some said not. I guess the confusion was over single sided vs double edged blades.



The "illegal" knife statutes, have been historically used to arrest people when there was no other legitimate charge. It could be anything from someone having a "switchblade" knife which was only prohibited, after the movie West Side Story came out, to having a steak knife, in your vehicle because it was over 5.5" in length. A person would have to prove that they had a legitimate reason to have whichever "illegal" knife was found in their possession. If you could prove you were going camping, for example, you could have machetes, large hunting knives, tomahawks etc. Very few charges of carrying an illegal knife were ever added to any charges stemming from the illegal use of said knives, like aggravated assault, or murder. Again, it is not the inanimate object, but it's use or misuse that is the issue. A person using a single edged, folding pocket knife, with a 3" blade can kill someone. I hope all of these ridiculous laws are stricken from the books.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby SMRoot » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:20 pm

Jusme wrote:
The "illegal" knife statutes, have been historically used to arrest people when there was no other legitimate charge. It could be anything from someone having a "switchblade" knife which was only prohibited, after the movie West Side Story came out, to having a steak knife, in your vehicle because it was over 5.5" in length. A person would have to prove that they had a legitimate reason to have whichever "illegal" knife was found in their possession. If you could prove you were going camping, for example, you could have machetes, large hunting knives, tomahawks etc. Very few charges of carrying an illegal knife were ever added to any charges stemming from the illegal use of said knives, like aggravated assault, or murder. Again, it is not the inanimate object, but it's use or misuse that is the issue. A person using a single edged, folding pocket knife, with a 3" blade can kill someone. I hope all of these ridiculous laws are stricken from the books.

Can we get rid of the stupid laws against "clubs" while we are at it?


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

Postby ninjabread » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:19 pm

SMRoot wrote:Can we get rid of the stupid laws against "clubs" while we are at it?

If the legislature would simply repeal 46.02 we would be well on the way to constitutional carry, but even the conservative minority in the Texas House seem like the type who would drive from Austin to Bryan via El Paso.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Postby rotor » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:23 pm

Automatic knives are legal in Texas and since 2015 in Oklahoma as well.

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

Postby AdioSS » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:50 am

I'm looking forward to carrying my XL Espada.
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