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    I'm 14 and i need some help. is it legal for someone of my age to carry a knife?also,if it is what are the restrictions?


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    Since you are 14 I am going to give you some advice: Never believe anything you are told by someone on the internet.

    First ask you parent(s) and get permission, do not proceed until your parent or lawful guardian gives you permission.

    Then call your local Police department and ask them.
    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    I would research the following statutes:

    Tennessee - 39-17-1397 and 39-17-1301 thru 39-17-1310

    and some cities have ordinaces as well:

    bristol 50-20
    clarksville 10-207
    memphis 10-32-2

    and welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by young gun View Post
    I'm 14 and i need some help. is it legal for someone of my age to carry a knife?also,if it is what are the restrictions?
    Times certainly have changed. When I was a boy of 14, it was a rare occasion to find a boy who did not carry a good pocket knife. However, hunting knives, long-bladed knives, and switch blades were a no-no for every day carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Since you are 14 I am going to give you some advice: Never believe anything you are told by someone on the internet.

    First ask you parent(s) and get permission, do not proceed until your parent or lawful guardian gives you permission.

    Then call your local Police department and ask them.
    This is the only advice you'll get that is correct. Go and get mom and dad involved, and then listen to them.
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    You have gotten some excellent advice. To repeat, get parents involved, you and they need to ask someone who can give you an authoritative answer: e.g., police, DA's office, a criminal defense attorney, all of these.

    Yes, in the past it was quite common for almost every kid to carry a knife, even to school. But, nowadays, even if it is legal for you to have a knife, it will surely be
    an item you may never ever have in your possession when at school.

    So, check the laws where you live, get parental permission, but even if it is OK, be very very careful to leave it at home when you go to school.

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    Definitely get your parents involved, and definitely check out the Tennessee Code Annotated citations noted:

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    Generally, blade lengths over four inches are prohibited for carry in Tennessee. And absolutely, never forget you have it and take it to school on your person or in your vehicle.

    Good luck, and stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    Yes, in the past it was quite common for almost every kid to carry a knife, even to school. But, nowadays, even if it is legal for you to have a knife, it will surely be
    an item you may never ever have in your possession when at school.
    Anyone besides me remember playing mumblety-peg during recess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Anyone besides me remember playing mumblety-peg during recess?

    Mumblety-peg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Dating ones self, aren't we???

    Regarding the OP, great advise...get parents/guardians involved...check the law...be safe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveJay View Post
    Dating ones self, aren't we???
    Ya' think?

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    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. - Robert A. Heinlein

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