I've just returned to the country...I mean state of my birth and I'm checking out the laws. So, I'm ok with my Australian hardwood club and Boker Plus knife with blade a tad over 7" in my car?
If I'm attacked am I legal immediately outside my car or do I need to drag the attacker inside while we tussle?
please help clarify my understanding:
a: is not "in vehicle" typically interpreted as "on your person/possession" due to "ease of access" (such as having a hunting or ka-bar type knife (over the size limit basically)anywhere in the cabin of car, or pretty much anywhere in an SUV) & thus illegal?
b: how would something such as a camp ax, sharpened shovel, i.e. cold steel spec forces shovel (ever had to get your vehicle out of panhandle mud? :P ), etc. in vehicle trunk or other area, or while engaging in camping (engaging in hunting is it's own definition different from camping activity if I am correct)?
c: concealed (on person) makes no difference as long as knife fits legal limits?
B) Anything on this list can be considered "reasonable use" if used as such. Walking around with a sharpened shovel that screams, "I stab people!" on your shoulder might get some unwanted attention, but this is Texas. There's a decent chance that people just won't give a rip other than wondering where the hole is going to be.
C) As long as it's not a dagger, dirk, Bowie knife, tomahawk, etc. as listed in the law in question.
I know this is an older post but I have been carrying a Zero Tolerance 0300. It has the assisted opening. Is that legal or not to carry having the assisted opening?
Here is a picture and description
Do you think a judge would actually issue a search warrant for someone suspected of owning a switchblade in their primary residence? There have been several stores over the last few years selling them here in Colorado over the counter. LEOs frequented the establishments and didn't seem to care. I was told by a guy at Bass Pro Shop that a DPD LEO said you have to be dancing naked on a table at Village Inn swinging the knife before they would give it a second thought as to weather it was too long, switchblade , etc. Of course this is about 4th hand hersay. I did hear of a DPD LEO that arrested and confiscated a Spyderco Civilian from someone for having an illegal style blade (wonder where the LEO found that law certainly not CRS or DRS) it is however longer than 3.5" which is the Denver limit. He was stopped late at night for suspecion of DUI and was not drinking. This is also his story, he was let go by the DA but they kept the knife.
And our switchblade provision was removed during this last legislative session, so they are legal to carry if no more than 5.5" and are single sided blades