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by ScottDLS
Mon May 22, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
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Re: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.

Soccerdad1995 wrote:
tx85 wrote:Through case law "dagger" has been defined as any knife having a double edged blade, which means that this 3.4" Microtech is currently an "illegal knife" in TX:

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The Supreme Court has held that "the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding". So this bill's passage will be a nice — if mostly symbolic — 2A victory that eliminates the absurdity that you can legally carry a gun but not certain knives.
Couldn't this also apply to a utility knife that extends a razor blade out of the end? After all, at least some of these use razor blades that are sharp on both sides.

In a former life, I installed carpeting and we used just such a knife that we nicknamed a "bloody Mary" knife, for obvious reasons. If all double edged knives are illegal then every carpet installer in Texas is subject to potential arrest.
The whole thing about illegal knives is the prohibition on "carrying them on or about your person" outside of property or premises under your control. That an the intent of the use can bear on the definition of an illegal knife. So in the case of a carpet knife you could argue it's not a dagger, or that even if it is, the property where you are installing carpet is "under your control (for the purpose of installing carpet)".

Also, carrying a baseball bat. It meets the definition of a club, but not if it's being used at baseball practice (sporting exception). A crowbar or screwdriver could also be considered "burglary tools", but only subject to a provable intent to use or use in committing burglary.
by ScottDLS
Sat May 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 9559

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

May one legally carry a LRK while intoxicated? :evil2:
by ScottDLS
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Texas Illegal Knife Bill unanimously passes out of committee.
Replies: 99
Views: 9559

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

anygunanywhere wrote:I just bought a nice KaBar I would like to carry once or twice just for grins. It would be nice to have my tactical tomahawk in my truck when I travel to dispatch any zombies I encounter.
I'm thinking a Katana like Michonne in The Walking Dead. Also, I've got a bayonet on my SKS rifle that may meet the definition of an illegal knife currently. Also, swords are underrated these days. I'd like a really sharp Roman style one like those that were common when Jesus walked the Earth.

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