No Guns Allowed... But What About Knives?

No Guns Allowed... But What About Knives?

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    No Guns Allowed... But What About Knives?

    What are the rules pertaining to the open carrying of knives in national parks?

    Here you can carry a large knife in plain view, at least by state law... Can you carry a large (and by large I do *not* mean machette or sword, but a practical hunting knife that could be used for self defense) knife openly into national parks if the state allows such carry elsewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling Oaks View Post
    What are the rules pertaining to the open carrying of knives in national parks?

    Here you can carry a large knife in plain view, at least by state law... Can you carry a large (and by large I do *not* mean machette or sword, but a practical hunting knife that could be used for self defense) knife openly into national parks if the state allows such carry elsewhere?
    Sorry man I have no clue.

    I'm overseas and can't even carry a folder here..lol

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    I carry this inside my light summer jacket whenever I go hiking
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    I'm not sure if it is legal or not. I have seen a lot of folks with their wives and kids open carry handguns at Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington. They usually carry them in fabric holsters so it blends in with their giant backpacks. No one panicked or reported them so far, which is nice. Watch out for the occasional anti-gun school teacher..they could be dangerous... ;-)
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    I have no clue or care as to the legallity of large knives in state parks. When I go camping in them, I carry a large Bowie on my right hip and my Ruger Superblack hawk on my left hip. No problems have come my way for the past 16 years...

    I am sworn to protect the Constitution of the U.S.A. from all threats both foreign and domestic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    I have no clue or care as to the legallity of large knives in state parks.
    The question was open carry of large knives in National parks, not State parks.

    Try to stay on topic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    I have no clue or care as to the legallity of large knives in state parks. When I go camping in them, I carry a large Bowie on my right hip and my Ruger Superblack hawk on my left hip. No problems have come my way for the past 16 years...

    Watcha doing in this pic Duisburg, shooting those annoying mosquitos? j/k man, thats a good photo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    The question was open carry of large knives in National parks, not State parks.

    Try to stay on topic.
    PARDON me, I meant to write NATIONAL PARKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    PARDON me, I meant to write NATIONAL PARKS

    Then I'm going to give you a chance to retract that statement.

    You wrote:

    When I go camping in them, I carry a large Bowie on my right hip and my Ruger Superblack hawk on my left hip.
    Carrying firearms in U.S. National Parks is illegal.

    Forum rule #10:

    Discussion of illegal activities except in reporting the actions of others is not allowed. Discussion for the purpose of promoting these activities may subject the poster to being banned. Admission of illegal activity on your part will be removed or the poster will given the opportunity to edit their admission out of the post. Anyone quoting or referencing deleted or edited posts will have their posts edited/removed as well. In short, DO NOT use this forum to admit to breaking the law.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Then I'm going to give you a chance to retract that statement.

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    Carrying firearms in U.S. National Parks is illegal.

    Forum rule #10:

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    Ok, I retract it
    I am sworn to protect the Constitution of the U.S.A. from all threats both foreign and domestic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    I have no clue or care as to the legallity of large knives in state parks. When I go camping in them, I carry a large Bowie on my right hip and my Ruger Superblack hawk on my left hip. No problems have come my way for the past 16 years...
    So you don't care if you break the law or not?

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    Wow. Captain Crunch bringing the Hammer down. Rules are rules I suppose.
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    He is only doing his job as a senior moderator, it is nothing personal. The rule is there not only to protect the forum, but all of us members as well! You will find Captain Crunch has a vast knowledge of firearms and cartridges and all related items. He is also tolerant of us members and can be very helpful if you let him. I think he's a really good Joe IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRags99 View Post
    Wow. Captain Crunch bringing the Hammer down. Rules are rules I suppose.
    Yes, rules are rules.

    These are the same rules you agreed to abide by when you registered on this site.

    If you need a refresher course, I can always arrange for you to re-accept the forum rules, if you wish.


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    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Here is an update: Does this mean we can carry concealed in National and State Parks?

    U.S. Department of the Interior - News Release - Interior Announces Final Firearms Policy Update
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    And you have been able to open carry in National Parks for as long as I can remember. Either that, or every single Ranger I have ever ran into while horseback camping and/or backpacking for the 34 years of my life has had no issue whatsoever with myself and most of the people around me OCing various high-caliber revolvers right in front of them. As hardcore as these Rangers have been about gaming regulations and other minutiae, I seriously doubt that all those Rangers over all those years would have let us slide if we were committing crimes by having those weapons on our person.

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