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This is a discussion on TX Knife Laws Changing! within the Knives, Swords, Blades, Axes, Spears, Daggers, Machetes forums, part of the Weapons, Protection, Self Defense, Hand to Hand Combat category; Originally Posted by Mad Trapper I'd be a criminal in Texas then. My Mother would be criminal in Texas, her kitchen is filled with that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    I'd be a criminal in Texas then.

    My Mother would be criminal in Texas, her kitchen is filled with that kind of "criminal" "weapons".

    How do you people eat? Without a knife less than 5.5"? Must be an adventure to cut open a melon or a roast.
    Perhaps you misunderstood. It is not illegal to own these knives.
    It is illegal to carry them in public.
    I own many knives that fall under these definitions.
    "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken

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    I do hate the fact that they added 1,252 laws though. I wish they'd repeal, not add.

    The "club laws" still suck. I'd like to carry my expandable baton when I take my dog on walks because of the other dogs that run loose in my area (whether by people that don't care, no habla leash laws, or the dogs escape from their yards). But if I do, I commit a felony! If I carry anything that a cop could construe as a club, it's a felony!

    After the new laws go into effect, I can carry a big stick with a spear point on it, and it will be legal! Then I can smack a dog with the blunt end and not be arrested for defending myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauboy View Post
    Perhaps you misunderstood. It is not illegal to own these knives.
    It is illegal to carry them in public.
    I own many knives that fall under these definitions.
    And we could legally carry switchblades for quite a while now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauboy View Post
    Dammit all...

    I got excited about these changes, so I went looking for others.
    Looks like Texas has fallen into the same stupidity of other states, and will now be regulating "texting while driving."
    Say what you like, but Perry had it right when he vetoed a previous attempt. He called it a "government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults."

    If you cause an accident because you were texting while driving, that should be reckless driving.
    If you look down at your phone while driving, but cause no infraction at all, can you now be pulled over for "investigation", and questioned on the spot to defend yourself against an accusation without evidence?

    This is asinine. Are we going to have to write a law to ban reading while driving? Eating while driving? Putting on makeup while driving?

    Now I'm upset again.
    Dammit all...
    All distracted driving should be lumped together as reckless driving!

    "But officer, I wasn't texting! I was watching Netflix/YouTube/porn/Facebook videos!

    OK. There's no law against that, so you're free to go.

    And the slap on the wrist penalty for texting? $25 - $99? If you kill someone while texting $4000? What happened to vehicular manslaughter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Road Cowboy View Post
    I do hate the fact that they added 1,252 laws though. I wish they'd repeal, not add.

    The "club laws" still suck. I'd like to carry my expandable baton when I take my dog on walks because of the other dogs that run loose in my area (whether by people that don't care, no habla leash laws, or the dogs escape from their yards). But if I do, I commit a felony! If I carry anything that a cop could construe as a club, it's a felony!
    After the new laws go into effect, I can carry a big stick with a spear point on it, and it will be legal! Then I can smack a dog with the blunt end and not be arrested for defending myself!
    If I understand you correctly, if I'm walking down the sidewalk with my walking stick and a dog makes an aggressive move toward me , I can't defend myself because them my walking stick becomes a club, but I would be legal to shoot him with my concealed handgun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstanek View Post
    If I understand you correctly, if I'm walking down the sidewalk with my walking stick and a dog makes an aggressive move toward me , I can't defend myself because them my walking stick becomes a club, but I would be legal to shoot him with my concealed handgun?
    Under Texas law, it could be construed that way. I wouldn't want to risk it, so I'll put a spear head on my walking stick and be legal!

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    Now what if you are out in the back 40 with a machete cutting brush? Criminal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    Now what if you are out in the back 40 with a machete cutting brush? Criminal?
    On your own property it has always been legal, just not in public.

    I'm thinking about wearing both of my Katanas this weekend to celebrate, and watch some snowflakes melt down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Road Cowboy View Post
    I do hate the fact that they added 1,252 laws though. I wish they'd repeal, not add.

    The "club laws" still suck. I'd like to carry my expandable baton when I take my dog on walks because of the other dogs that run loose in my area (whether by people that don't care, no habla leash laws, or the dogs escape from their yards). But if I do, I commit a felony! If I carry anything that a cop could construe as a club, it's a felony!

    After the new laws go into effect, I can carry a big stick with a spear point on it, and it will be legal! Then I can smack a dog with the blunt end and not be arrested for defending myself!
    I guess Texas has been without little league game s quite a while now. Those kids need those nasty "clubs" to hit a homer.

    Shit! I'd be arrested for delivering firewood too!!! I'd have a whole truck load of "clubs".

    If I clean up the storm damage in my yard, I might come across a "club", should I call LE/911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    I guess Texas has been without little league game s quite a while now. Those kids need those nasty "clubs" to hit a homer.

    Shit! I'd be arrested for delivering firewood too!!! I'd have a whole truck load of "clubs".

    If I clean up the storm damage in my yard, I might come across a "club", should I call LE/911?
    It wasn't quite that bad, but close. Much of the laws were left up to the cop or the court to interpret. An organized sporting event: okay. Carrying the bat openly to the event: felony! (Then you may end up somewhere with Bubba and Tyrone showing you their "clubs" and making you squeal like a pig!)

    If you clean up storm damage, it's fine. If you swing that club and hit a cat while cleaning up, and it's a $4000 fine!
    Last edited by Dirt Road Cowboy; 08-28-2017 at 02:48 PM.

 

 
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