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    Purchase advice

    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.
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    Learn combat cane. Its the only weapon you can legally carry on a plane...

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    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

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    Excellent tools.

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    www.warriortalk.com can offer some good perspectives, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    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.

    +1 with Betty. A good (or even not so good) pen can be very effective, and fatal if need be.

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    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

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