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    OK so I am driving from FL to TX. From the route I think I will be taking looks like I am going through Alabama,Mississippi,Louisiana and Texas. I may be staying in any of these states for hotel and the like. I have already checked and all are good with reciprocating. I would like to know about a few things. Pocket folder I usually carry, can I carry it in any or all of these states? If not can I have it in vehicle till I get back to FL state line? Also FL is very good with being able to carry in restaurants and other places. Does anyone know about any or all of the states listed if I need to watch where I carry? Also any other tips besides the usual watch your six? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30SF View Post
    OK so I am driving from FL to TX. From the route I think I will be taking looks like I am going through Alabama,Mississippi,Louisiana and Texas. I may be staying in any of these states for hotel and the like. I have already checked and all are good with reciprocating. I would like to know about a few things. Pocket folder I usually carry, can I carry it in any or all of these states? If not can I have it in vehicle till I get back to FL state line? Also FL is very good with being able to carry in restaurants and other places. Does anyone know about any or all of the states listed if I need to watch where I carry? Also any other tips besides the usual watch your six? Thanks
    Not sure what a "Pocket Folder" is. As for restaurant carry here in TX, it is typically not a problem. Obviously if it is posted with a 51% sign or a 30.06 sign, then you can't carry. But those are very rare. In fact, I'm not familiar with any restaurant in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area that is posted like that. If you see one, just pick another place to eat. Most of the eating establishments are posted with a sign saying something to the effect of "The unlicensed possession of a handgun is prohibited" blah blah. Those signs are not a concern, obviously.
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    Are you asking about knife laws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    Not sure what a "Pocket Folder" is. As for restaurant carry here in TX, it is typically not a problem. Obviously if it is posted with a 51% sign or a 30.06 sign, then you can't carry. But those are very rare. In fact, I'm not familiar with any restaurant in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area that is posted like that. If you see one, just pick another place to eat. Most of the eating establishments are posted with a sign saying something to the effect of "The unlicensed possession of a handgun is prohibited" blah blah. Those signs are not a concern, obviously.
    Good to know. Going to be in Houston and Dallas.

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    ***?....lost me after "SOG Aegis Technical Details Fast one-hand opening"....still not sure what is a "pocket folder". I am curious now. Can you please provide a picture? I'm not trying to be a smart ass.
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    yes, he's most likely asking about knife laws. Here's his carry SOG Aegis Black Drop Point Folder Knife w/Zytel Handle
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    Ok. Wow, I had no clue. Thanks boricua.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30SF View Post
    Pocket folder I usually carry, can I carry it in any or all of these states?
    Regarding Texas, the legal blade length limit is a whopping 5.5 inches. You can carry it concealed anywhere in Texas except San Antonio, which has a peculiar ordinance prohibiting any folder with a blade that can be locked open.

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    The 51% has to be in red which means they derive 51% or more of sales from onsite alcohol consumption. Pretty much avoid dedicated bars

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    Handgunlaw.us has all the info you will need.
    I would make sure you know if a state you are in is a must inform or not. some states prohibit carrying where alcohol is served.
    go to the site, visit the page for each state you'll be in and learn their laws and you'll be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Are you asking about knife laws?
    Was asking about any restrictions of CC in the states listed. ALSO was asking about carrying a knife beacause some states only allow a pistol to be carried. Thanks
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    In Louisiana you are good with your knife. A pocket knife is not considered a weapon in Louisiana unless used as such. Automatic knives are prohibited except for LEO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock30SF View Post
    Was asking about any restrictions of CC in the states listed. ALSO was asking about carrying a knife beacause some states only allow a pistol to be carried. Thanks
    Got it. I don't think you'll find the answers you are seeking on handgunlaw.com as that deals with handguns. Knife laws are not necessarily covered by the same laws as handguns; that is, Florida is a tad unusual if not unique in issuing a concealed weapons license as opposed to a concealed handgun license. In TX, it is a CHL. Then, there are a whole bunch of laws regulating what knife may or may not be carried. And, to complicate things, there is no state preemption so cities can have their own knife laws too.

    Sorry, but I've no clue what they do in the other states you'll go through on the way here.
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    Handgunlaw has knife regs. Just keep scrolling down.
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    Just be advised that knife laws vary not only from state to state but can vary from city to city within that state.
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