dolanp wrote:Speaking of knives, does anyone know if butterfly knives are technically illegal in Texas? I was reading something that an expert wrote some time ago and he had said that in his opinion the butterfly knife shouldn't be illegal under the law but that they might still try and book you for it.
Here is the definition of a "switchblade knife" under 46.01 (11):(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
It is section B that is questionable. Just curious if any of you might know more or have spoken to any LEOs or attorneys about it.
Gotta love Google. :D
http://dao-web.dao.hctx.net/ie/TEXAS%20 ... 20LAWS.pdf
I definitely am not an expert. I would still check with an attorney.
Even then, "you may the rap, but you won't beat the ride".