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by TxLobo
Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
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Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Any updates on this?
by TxLobo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13434

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.

I've found South Western Reporter online, but since I'm not a lawyer, nor do I have a login for LexisNexis, I can't search the court results.. I'd be interested in reading the full case.. (Oh, and I don't have 10K to spend on the full printed version..)

:txflag:

*Edit.. Ok, I was goofing around and did a search for Texas Criminal Reports vol. 80 and found it scanned into Google books. This is page 648 of that Book.

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by TxLobo
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: 2013 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: 2013 Knife Rights Bills
Replies: 70
Views: 13434

Re: 2013 Knife Rights Bills

Case Law in which a "bowie" knive is defined..

Mireles v. State, 192 S.W. 241 (Tex. Crim. App. 1917) A knife in a scabbard with a blade
nine inches long and a handle four or five inches long described as a butcher knife was
embraced in the term “bowie knife” as defined by the Penal Code.

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