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by K.Mooneyham
Sat May 27, 2017 11:22 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.

Thank you for the replies. I seemed to remember that from the Texas government class I took at college, but good to get the confirmation.
by K.Mooneyham
Sat May 27, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 10816

Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

So, the bill wasn't signed by the Governor today. What happens to it if he doesn't sign it? Does it just disappear, despite being passed by both House and Senate?
by K.Mooneyham
Thu May 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 10816

Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Well, considering this bill is likely now to become law, when will it take effect?
by K.Mooneyham
Mon May 22, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 10816

Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Abraham wrote:No question, I'm not up to date regarding the hullaballoo some on this forum seem to have regarding knives.

What's the deal?

Want to carry a big ole honking knife, but can only do so at home or in your yard?

Frankly, I don't have a problem with people carrying knives big enough to require wheels, but I don't know why such interest in knives and the law?

Please, someone clue me in as at this point, the biggest amount of energy I can muster about carrying knives is a: YAWN!
Here is an everyday type scenario that will hopefully make this clearer. Let's say I'm working some fence on my property outside of town. I have a "large" knife on my belt because I'm replacing rough wood fence posts, the mesquite posts are more like overgrown sticks. Sometimes you need to trim them up just a bit, and that's what the knife is for. I run out of bailing wire to secure the posts and need to drive into town to the ranch supply store to get another roll. I forget to take off the knife and a town police officer sees it on my belt. He could hassle me about it, he could arrest me for it, and if the ADA really had a thing against knives, I might even be prosecuted. All because I forgot to take the knife off just to run and get some bailing wire. I wouldn't be harming anyone, and yet the law could be used against me. That isn't right, and I hope by miracle chance, this bill goes through. I don't care about daggers, swords, or whatever else like that, but just like with firearms, what matters is how they are being used or misused, not simply having one.
by K.Mooneyham
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 10816

Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Well, I sure hope this one goes through. I've long stated my irritation with the line about lower case b "bowie" knives, since it leaves way too much open to interpretation. And, like gun control laws, knife laws do little to nothing (emphasis on nothing) to stop those who intend to commit crimes using knives in the first place. I don't care about spears or swords, but I certainly would like to wear my Baby K-Bar out and about.

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