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Post by tommyg » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:49 pm

I know this is off the usual path. Does anyone know if the knife repeal passed into law

if so when does it go into effect. any info appreciatd :confused5
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Post by K.Mooneyham » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:59 pm

HB 1935 made it through the House and Senate, and awaits signature by Governor Abbott. Even if he doesn't sign it, if he doesn't veto it, it will still become law, to the best of my knowledge.

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Post by RossA » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:39 am

Hmmm, this part seems to partly contradict what I have previously heard about the new knife law:

House Bill 1935 – This legislation repeals the prohibition on the possession or carrying of knives such as daggers, dirks, stilettos and Bowies, by eliminating them from the prohibited weapons section of the Texas Penal Code. Restrictions remain in place for possession or carrying of knives with a blade over 5 ½ inches long in public places and penalties are enhanced for carrying those in the same locations where the possession of firearms is prohibited, generally. Sent to governor on May 30. If signed, would take effect on September 1. Please thank Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) for sponsoring and passing this legislation.

So will it still be illegal to carry a 6" blade in a public place?
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Post by Tylerscott20 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:03 am

RossA wrote:Hmmm, this part seems to partly contradict what I have previously heard about the new knife law:

House Bill 1935 – This legislation repeals the prohibition on the possession or carrying of knives such as daggers, dirks, stilettos and Bowies, by eliminating them from the prohibited weapons section of the Texas Penal Code. Restrictions remain in place for possession or carrying of knives with a blade over 5 ½ inches long in public places and penalties are enhanced for carrying those in the same locations where the possession of firearms is prohibited, generally. Sent to governor on May 30. If signed, would take effect on September 1. Please thank Rep. John Frullo (R-Lubbock) for sponsoring and passing this legislation.

So will it still be illegal to carry a 6" blade in a public place?
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85 ... 01935F.htm

(6) "Location-restricted [Illegal] knife" means a[:
[(A)] knife with a blade over five and one-half
inches[;


The bill then goes on to say that it is illegal to carry a location restricted knife if one is under 18 and not on premises/vehicle or enroute to them, or under parent/guardian supervision.


The bill then amends section 46.05 to make carrying a location restricted knife in any place that it is statutorily illegal to carry a handgun by an LTC. I believe the only exception is government meeting subject to the Open Meetings Act AND colleges.

So, come September 1st any knife over 5.5 inches will be legal to carry in most places in public.


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Post by MechAg94 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:13 pm

5.5" isn't bad. A lot of different knives come in under that length. I would rather just get rid of the limit all together.


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Post by tommyg » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:09 pm

Governor Abbot just signed a bill HB 1935 that greatly eases the Knife laws in Texas

as of September 1 2017 Knives over 5.5 are ok to carry except in churches,colleges,schools hospitals and 51% bars
Bowie knives are going to be ok as of September 1 2017 as well

Watch it at post offices and other federal buildings too bad state does not have authority over the feds

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Post by VoodooSan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:18 pm

tommyg wrote:Governor Abbot just signed a bill HB 1935 that greatly eases the Knife laws in Texas

as of September 1 2017 Knives over 5.5 are ok to carry except in churches,colleges,schools hospitals and 51% bars
Bowie knives are going to be ok as of September 1 2017 as well

Watch it at post offices and other federal buildings too bad state does not have authority over the feds

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Been waiting for this. Not that I want to carry a huge blade but there some knives I would like to carry on occasion that are 5.5 to 6 inches


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Post by tommyg » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:24 pm

The only knife I usually carry is a Swiss army longest blade 2.5

:thumbs2: It is good to see a useless law that get innocent people in trouble go away
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Post by stash » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:41 am

I am just trying to get this straight in my mind. Am I correct in thinking I can carry a knife over 5.5 in. long in a church or hospital as long there is no 06/07 sign posted (after 9/1/17) or am I misreading something. I don't carry a knife short or long but I'm just trying to get this straight.
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Post by EastTexasRancher » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:43 am

tommyg wrote:The only knife I usually carry is a Swiss army longest blade 2.5
Fellow forum members, we need to start a GoFundMe account to get this feller a proper knife!!! :smilelol5:

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Post by ELB » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:21 am

stash wrote:I am just trying to get this straight in my mind. Am I correct in thinking I can carry a knife over 5.5 in. long in a church or hospital as long there is no 06/07 sign posted (after 9/1/17) or am I misreading something. I don't carry a knife short or long but I'm just trying to get this straight.
No, as I read it there is no requirement for "effective notice". Altho the list of forbidden places is nearly identical to the one for LTC carry, it is not the same list and does not have the same exceptions or requirements for effective notice. LRKs are just flat forbidden in those locations. SAD!
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Post by Liberty » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:23 am

EastTexasRancher wrote:
tommyg wrote:The only knife I usually carry is a Swiss army longest blade 2.5
Fellow forum members, we need to start a GoFundMe account to get this feller a proper knife!!! :smilelol5:
Maybe but, I bet he gets more use out of his little 2.5" knife than most people do with their full sized Bowie. :biggrinjester:

I love my little pen knives, but I must agree they aren't much use defensively.
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Post by Jusme » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:48 pm

Maybe but, I bet he gets more use out of his little 2.5" knife than most people do with their full sized Bowie. :biggrinjester: [/quote]


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Post by tommyg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 pm

http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/5-th ... as-9573461

This may help clarify new law take effect 9-1-2017
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