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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; To clarify the "club laws", the item itself must actually be a club, meaning it's primary function is to club things. (1) "Club" means an ...

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    To clarify the "club laws", the item itself must actually be a club, meaning it's primary function is to club things.
    (1) "Club" means an instrument that is specially designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with the instrument, and includes but is not limited to the following:
    (A) blackjack;
    (B) nightstick;
    (C) mace;
    (D) tomahawk.
    So, a walking stick/baseball bat/cane is NOT a club.
    A walking stick/baseball bat/cane that has been wrapped in barbed wire and had a few nails and saw blades affixed into it... *that* would be a club.

    A baton is also considered a club, as it is designed to cause bodily harm.

    That said, DRC, if you are going to be getting your LTC due to the new lower fees, you'll be able to carry a baton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauboy View Post
    To clarify the "club laws", the item itself must actually be a club, meaning it's primary function is to club things.


    So, a walking stick/baseball bat/cane is NOT a club.
    A walking stick/baseball bat/cane that has been wrapped in barbed wire and had a few nails and saw blades affixed into it... *that* would be a club.

    A baton is also considered a club, as it is designed to cause bodily harm.

    That said, DRC, if you are going to be getting your LTC due to the new lower fees, you'll be able to carry a baton.
    The problem with the law as it is written are the terms: includes but is not limited to the following, and adapted.

    Swinging a big stick could be said that by swinging it, you have adapted it into a weapon. includes but is not limited to the following is open to whatever the cop wants to think is a club. Then you have to fight it in court.

    Since it is legal to own these things, why not just make USING them the crime, not carrying them?

    Never mind, that would make too much sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Road Cowboy View Post
    The problem with the law as it is written are the terms: includes but is not limited to the following, and adapted.

    Swinging a big stick could be said that by swinging it, you have adapted it into a weapon. includes but is not limited to the following is open to whatever the cop wants to think is a club. Then you have to fight it in court.

    Since it is legal to own these things, why not just make USING them the crime, not carrying them?

    Never mind, that would make too much sense.
    Something that has been "adapted for the purpose of" would imply that it no longer serves its original function, but has been altered in such a way as to serve a new function.
    Swinging a stick doesn't change the stick. You would be charged with assault, but not charged with unlawful carry of a weapon.
    Also, the charge of unlawful carry of a weapon is a class A misdemeanor. Not a felony, unless committed on the premises of a place that sells alcohol.
    (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if the offense is committed on any premises licensed or issued a permit by this state for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
    And yes, your solution is wholly adequate... and makes far too much sense to be made law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kauboy View Post
    Something that has been "adapted for the purpose of" would imply that it no longer serves its original function, but has been altered in such a way as to serve a new function.
    Swinging a stick doesn't change the stick. You would be charged with assault, but not charged with unlawful carry of a weapon.
    Also, the charge of unlawful carry of a weapon is a class A misdemeanor. Not a felony, unless committed on the premises of a place that sells alcohol.


    And yes, your solution is wholly adequate... and makes far too much sense to be made law.
    But if the cop wants to be a jerk, you'll still have to fight it out in court.

    The prosecutor could claim that use = adaptation.

    "Why were you carrying that stick like a club?" "Why were you walking a scary black dog through the neighborhood?" "Isn't it true that you meant to intimidate the Hispanics, Blacks, and Muslims in that area, showing your White Supremacy and brandishing a large club?" "Why do you think that you have the right to keep a black dog on a leash? Isn't it true that you want to see all Blacks under your White control?"

    Walking my dog just became a hate crime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Road Cowboy View Post
    But if the cop wants to be a jerk, you'll still have to fight it out in court.

    The prosecutor could claim that use = adaptation.

    "Why were you carrying that stick like a club?" "Why were you walking a scary black dog through the neighborhood?" "Isn't it true that you meant to intimidate the Hispanics, Blacks, and Muslims in that area, showing your White Supremacy and brandishing a large club?" "Why do you think that you have the right to keep a black dog on a leash? Isn't it true that you want to see all Blacks under your White control?"

    Walking my dog just became a hate crime!
    Thankfully, most of Texas isn't that stupid, so I take my chances.
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    I'm just going to enjoy the changes, and hope for more change for the good!

 

 
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