This is a discussion on Purchase advice within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; After some research I've basicly concluded that in Massachusetts it is illegal to carry any blade over 2.5 inches. On top of that it is ...
August 10th, 2006 10:52 PM
After some research I've basicly concluded that in Massachusetts it is illegal to carry any blade over 2.5 inches. On top of that it is illegal to carry a blade with any sort of lock mechinism that is over 1.5 inches.
To me this seems completely impracticle for self defense! Because I do plan on using whatever I buy I'm looking for it to be 100% legal. I'm not really looking for much at this point because of the damn restrictions. I was looking at nice 5 inch and 3 1/2 blades with axis locks around $200...but obviously that's not going to happen.
So now my priorities have shifted to practicality. Items that are small and legal...:'(
1. I want something for my car. This can be a blade, or even a decently large item.
2. I want something I bring into a "secure" area. I should be able to get through a metal detector without rasing much suspicion (I work in a goverment building). You know something I could even fly with.
Price isn't really an object but under 200 would be great.
Thanks in advance. I've done fair bit of research but I'm a real novice and you guys seemt to really know what you're talking about.
EDIT: I forgot to mention...tasers are also illegal in mass.
Last edited by Reffy; August 10th, 2006 at 10:59 PM.
August 10th, 2006 11:37 PM
Learn combat cane. Its the only weapon you can legally carry on a plane...
August 11th, 2006 11:23 AM
There's any number of items that weren't originally designed to be weapons but can be used as one, like a phillips screwdriver left in the cubby of your car door, or a good Cross pen.
I have a Cold Steel Colloden mounted in my vehicle.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa
August 11th, 2006 12:11 PM
Shiv Works Lil' Loco
www.mdtactical.com > Knives>ShivWorks
www.warriortalk.com can offer some good perspectives, also.
August 11th, 2006 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by Betty
+1 with Betty. A good (or even not so good) pen can be very effective, and fatal if need be.
August 12th, 2006 08:43 PM
I'm a big fan of Kubaton type techniques because you can use a pen (as has already been mentioned), big sharpie markers, and flashlights, etc. Items like this are low-key but can still be extremely effective.
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
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