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by Soccerdad1995
Mon May 22, 2017 11:38 am
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Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

tx85 wrote:Through case law "dagger" has been defined as any knife having a double edged blade, which means that this 3.4" Microtech is currently an "illegal knife" in TX:

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The Supreme Court has held that "the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding". So this bill's passage will be a nice — if mostly symbolic — 2A victory that eliminates the absurdity that you can legally carry a gun but not certain knives.
Couldn't this also apply to a utility knife that extends a razor blade out of the end? After all, at least some of these use razor blades that are sharp on both sides.

In a former life, I installed carpeting and we used just such a knife that we nicknamed a "bloody Mary" knife, for obvious reasons. If all double edged knives are illegal then every carpet installer in Texas is subject to potential arrest.
by Soccerdad1995
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 9767

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

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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