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by K.Mooneyham
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Douva, if you need proof, I can start a new thread tomorrow. I can call it "Anti-2A stories by the AP". I promise I will have no problems providing links to fill it up with. I'm NOT paranoid, I've just seen a LOT of anti-self-defense and anti-2A stories that came from the AP, and VERY, VERY few pro-2A, pro-self-defense stories from those folks.
by K.Mooneyham
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Douva wrote:
K.Mooneyham wrote:
kf5nd wrote:I was contacted by the Associated Press yesterday because of texaskniferights.blogspot.com This has become a hot issue. Please continue the commentary on this thread, I rely on it to bolster my own knowledge.
Please, I beg of you, be VERY careful what you say to the Associated Press. They are EXTREMELY liberal-progressive in their ideology. They make it a point to put out enormous numbers of anti-2A and anti-self-defense stories...they virtually flood the internet with this stuff. Take a look and you will see what I mean. Fox News uses them, for instance, and if its an anti-firearms story, chances are it came from the AP. I cannot imagine they are any different where knives are concerned.
The AP definitely has its share of hacks, but keep in mind that it's an ASSOCIATION of newspapers and reporters, so the quality of the AP's reporting tends to run the gamut from very good to very bad.
Believe what you wish, but I do not count the AP as any friend to the Second Amendment and those who believe in the right to self defense.
by K.Mooneyham
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

kf5nd wrote:I was contacted by the Associated Press yesterday because of texaskniferights.blogspot.com This has become a hot issue. Please continue the commentary on this thread, I rely on it to bolster my own knowledge.
Please, I beg of you, be VERY careful what you say to the Associated Press. They are EXTREMELY liberal-progressive in their ideology. They make it a point to put out enormous numbers of anti-2A and anti-self-defense stories...they virtually flood the internet with this stuff. Take a look and you will see what I mean. Fox News uses them, for instance, and if its an anti-firearms story, chances are it came from the AP. I cannot imagine they are any different where knives are concerned.
by K.Mooneyham
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

ELB wrote:I'd be happy to see switchblades legalized, but I'd be happier if they just dropped regulating knives altogether. That would be much more sensible.

I cannot yet find the entire decision in Mireles v. State, 192 S.W. 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 1917), just lots of references to it and the measurements, but I suspect it does not actually define (completely) what a Bowie knife is for legal purposes; I suspect it only says the knife in the case in question qualifies as a bowie. E.g. it is not saying that one with a 8.5 inch blade is not a bowie.
Kind of what I thought, too. I'd be happier if they defined what a "bowie knife" is, but I'm not going to hold my breath...I'm sure there are certain folks in this state who don't want it to be defined. They like it just the way it is, gives them more room to maneuver...
by K.Mooneyham
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

This is not a bad article on Bowie knives, considering that it is Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowie_knife
by K.Mooneyham
Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13442

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

I don't much care about switchblades, but I do find it irritating that "bowie knife" (with a little b) is in the Penal Code. That means if a knife can sort of, kind of, be colorfully described as a bowie knife, even if its not actually a "real" Bowie knife, then you can be busted for having it, if the LEO is so inclined to arrest you and the ADA is so inclined to press the case. If anyone has seen a replica of an actual Bowie knife, they'd know that its not legal anyway due to the length laws in this state. IMHO, that part of the language just needs to be struck out of the Penal Code.

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