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Paladin wrote:I hear that in some states like Florida, a concealed handgun license also allows the license holder to carry other weapons (like clubs) that would otherwise be illegal to carry.
It seems to me that the law is rather silly that a Texas CHL holder could legally carry a gun but would be a criminal for also carrying a 6 inch knife or a club.
Paladin wrote:I found section 46.15
"~ (b) Section 46.02 does not apply to a person who:
~ ~ (6) is carrying a concealed handgun and a valid license issued under Article 4413(29ee), Revised Statutes, to carry a concealed handgun of the same category as the handgun the person is carrying; "
antfarmer wrote:The point I'm making is that it would appear that nonapplicability per 46.15 only seems to work if you are carrying a concealed handgun and your CHL. In those instances where one might wish to leave the gun at home, you couldn't carry your illegal knife or club even with your CHL.
fiftycal wrote:Not an "automatic" knife. Check the definition of "illegal knife" in sec 46.01. Basically it's a knife with a blade over 5 1/2/ inches or a double edged blade. And it would be a good idea to conceal it, but I can't find anywhere that it has to be.
Lindy wrote:It would appear, then, that I can legally carry my swords in my vehicles,
(11) "Switchblade knife" means any knife that has a
blade that folds, closes, or retracts into the handle or sheath, and
(A) opens automatically by pressure applied to a
button or other device located on the handle; or
(B) opens or releases a blade from the handle or
sheath by the force of gravity or by the application of centrifugal
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