Switchblade Carry in Tennessee

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    Switchblade Carry in Tennessee

    Maybe this issue has just skipped on past me but I know both the Tennessee House and Senate passed a bill on this issue. Has Gov. Haslam signed the bill and if he has, when will it go into effect?

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    ...when you Google it and get the text as passed, the effective date will be on the bottom, along with his signing...some legislatures provide websites that track the bill from being introduced through Gov's signing...

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    it has passed but i believe they removed the switchblade from the law. switchblades still illegal to carry. you can buy one here now though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmgopher View Post
    it has passed but i believe they removed the switchblade from the law. switchblades still illegal to carry. you can buy one here now though....
    Did the still increase the blade length a resident can carry?
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    As far as I can recall, I have always been able to "legally" buy a switchblade in TN. Carrying one is a different story.

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    Years ago when we moved to Tennessee I was upset about the fact that it wasn't legal to carry a switchblade. I had several and I liked them. But, not being able to carry one made me train to open a good folder quickly and I can now open my knife as fast as if it were a switchblade so I really don't worry about it. I honestly hadn't even followed the whole story about the bill you are talking about.
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    I believe they removed the switchblade text as already stated and I am sure they did not increase the legal blade length for carry. Honestly I think it was a brainless move. We can open carry a handgun or rifle (without a round chambered in the latter) but ooooh God forbid we have an automatic knife. I would say what I really think but dont want to be banned. It dosnt help when certain state reps are out playing golf with the big cheese in D.C
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    Switchblades my be illegal, but I believe that "assissted open" knives are legal.

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    I think you are correct, and for the life of me, I have never understood the difference.

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    Switchblades my be illegal, but I believe that "assissted open" knives are legal.

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    ...this may help...not specific to TN, but explains the difference in types of knives...TX law is pretty close to this, also...

    Federal Switchblade Law - Weapon Laws for Dummies

    http://www.kniferights.org/index.php...id=98&Itemid=1

    http://www.kniferights.org/index.php...d=216&Itemid=1

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    Based on my experience every citizen who travels through Memphis, TN should be issued a service caliber handgun AND switchblade if they don't already have at least one of each in their possession. My wife's family resides there and I dread going there more than some of the third world armpits I had the opportunity to visit on Uncle Sam's dime. YMMV.
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