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by tx85
Tue May 23, 2017 8:15 pm
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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.

HB1935 05/24/2017 S Placed on local & uncontested calendar
by tx85
Sat May 20, 2017 2:51 pm
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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.

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.
by tx85
Sat May 20, 2017 4:00 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.

05/19/2017 Passed Senate Committee and recommended for local & uncontested calendar
by tx85
Sun May 07, 2017 1:42 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.

Article: House delays debate on knife bill days after UT stabbing
Charley Wilkison, executive director of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, said such a law would be frightening to regular citizens who could spot a person carrying a large knife in public.

"There's no compelling reason to change (the law)," he said. "Changing the law and adding a lengthier knife that can be carried outside is certainly not something that law enforcement needs."

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