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by ELB
Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Thanks.
by ELB
Wed May 22, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 12329

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

So HB 1862, the switchblade bill, was placed on the Senate "local and uncontested calendar" yesterday. It has already been read once (in the Senate), sent to committee, passed favorably out of committee, and onto the aforementioned calendar.

So is this thing still alive, chance for passage, or it is being left to die?
by ELB
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 12329

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

TxLobo wrote: ....

*Edit.. Ok, I was goofing around and did a search for Texas Criminal Reports vol. 80 and found it scanned into Google books. This is page 648 of that Book.
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TxLobo, thank you very much! That is very interesting, I am going to replicate your search and see what I can come up with.

Something very interesting in that image: it mentions "Court of the County of Guadalupe" at the bottom -- that is the county I live in. What a coincidence. May have to journey to the Courthouse. ;-)
by ELB
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 12329

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

I'd be happy to see switchblades legalized, but I'd be happier if they just dropped regulating knives altogether. That would be much more sensible.

I cannot yet find the entire decision in Mireles v. State, 192 S.W. 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 1917), just lots of references to it and the measurements, but I suspect it does not actually define (completely) what a Bowie knife is for legal purposes; I suspect it only says the knife in the case in question qualifies as a bowie. E.g. it is not saying that one with a 8.5 inch blade is not a bowie.

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