Texas knife law?

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    Butterfly knives can be opened by using gravity. While it is a multi-step process to do so, gravity is gravity. Texas classifies gravity knives in the same category as switchblades. We can argue all day about whether a butterfly knife SHOULD be categorized as a gravity knife, but until state law is changed, that is the reality. I don't think we can change the law of gravity so easily.

    For speed of deployment, fixed blades trump any folder system, and fixed blades are legal in Texas, if the other characteristics of the blade itself are legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealhere View Post
    I have my Chl and can carry as many pistols concealed as I can hide and walk with but am subject to arrest for a little fixed blade boot knife, neck knife, etc. Strange but true.
    Yes, it is very strange! Fortunately, we do not have that problem in FL.
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    Federal District courts can't even agree on balisong knives. The 10th district court in Denver classifies balis as a gravity knife, but the 9th district court did not. That means Syperco can not sell their balis to non-LEO but CRKT can sell theirs in 9th district to anyone.

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    Thumbs down

    These laws are ridiculous, they are not in any way shape or form improving public safety. Even Texas has some governmental oppression. I am very disappointed in todays world.

    BTW, I frequeltly carry these 2.

    a Cold Steel Espada 5.5"



    and a Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Serrated 4"

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    I like the esparza but couldnt convince myself on the 200 dollar price tag. I heard the knife can hold about 500 lbs or something.

    That is basically the same I hear about the balis.

    However, I talked to an electrician who uses one for work, He was pulled over one day and found with it, told them he uses it when hes on the top of the pole and he cant use both cant to close most knives, they told him just be careful with it and gave it back to him.
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    I was wondering (Spoke to a buddy who is a cop in South Texas-Pharr, Tx) I asked him if Butterfly knife trainers are illegal, he said "Yes" that all butterfly knives are illegal. Basically I Was wondering are they?
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    I have been in San Antonio many times with my Leatherman, which has a locking blade on it. I will now remember about this whenever I visit.
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    I have a question, I know it is illegal to cross auto knives from state to state however, I heard if you ship it in parts and assemble it in your area that defeats that, however, I also heard you can legally ship automatic knives through the post office. I wanted to ask how true is this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spade115 View Post
    I have a question, I know it is illegal to cross auto knives from state to state however, I heard if you ship it in parts and assemble it in your area that defeats that, however, I also heard you can legally ship automatic knives through the post office. I wanted to ask how true is this?
    Burying this question deeply in this thread means the folks who have your answer may not see it. I recommend starting a new topic.

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    Thanks Lemme Do ti. :D
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    San Antonio has/had one screwed up city council. They even violate the State Firearm preemption law.
    If I am off duty and in San Antonio and have a Buck 110 on my belt and a S.A. cop gives me any crap for having it, I will arrest him/her for Official Oppression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwdaniel View Post
    San Antonio has/had one screwed up city council. They even violate the State Firearm preemption law.
    If I am off duty and in San Antonio and have a Buck 110 on my belt and a S.A. cop gives me any crap for having it, I will arrest him/her for Official Oppression.
    interesting....very interesting, thats one angle I hadn't thought of in all this....
    only tough part to prove would be the "...intent to harm or defraud another.." portion of the element

    would be fun to watch
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    Quote Originally Posted by lwdaniel View Post
    San Antonio has/had one screwed up city council. They even violate the State Firearm preemption law.
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    Sorry for any appearance of hijacking the thread from the topic of knives, but in what way do you think SA violates state firearm preemption laws?

    The rest of us need to know so we can be cautious when in SA.

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    Hopyard,
    The State Legislature makes the firearms laws.
    However in San Antonio,

    Sec. 21-16. - Carrying loaded rifle or shotgun.

    It shall be unlawful for any person, other than duly authorized peace officers, to carry a loaded rifle or shotgun on any public street within the city or in a motor vehicle while the same is being operated on any public street within the city.

    (Code 1959, 26-28

    also,

    Sec. 21-153. - Carrying a firearm prohibited; exceptions
    (a)
    It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a firearm within the city limits of the City of San Antonio at:
    (1)
    A public park; or
    (2)
    A public meeting of a governmental body; or
    (3)
    A political rally, political parade, or official political meeting; or
    (4)
    A nonfirearms-related school, college, or professional athletic event.
    (b)
    It is an affirmative defense to prosecution for a violation of this provision that:
    (1)
    The firearm is being carried by a certified peace officer; or
    (2)
    The firearm is being carried by a certified security officer in the performance of his employment.


    I think most of Sec. 21-153 are duplicates on State law. except the public park and parts of #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    interesting....very interesting, thats one angle I hadn't thought of in all this....
    only tough part to prove would be the "...intent to harm or defraud another.." portion of the element

    would be fun to watch
    As a peace officer, I am exempt on the unlawful carry of weapons law, such as carrying handguns, clubs, and illegal knives. I know the illegal knives are listed, and lockback knives are not mentioned, but I will attempt the ruse anyway. can't hurt. lol

    The ordinance on knives has a LEO exception, except they say "actual discharge of their duties" clause.

    p.s.
    actually I am thinking this part of the O.O. code.
    A public servant
    acting under color of his office or employment commits an offense if
    he:
    (1) intentionally subjects another to mistreatment or
    to arrest, detention, search, seizure, dispossession, assessment,
    or lien that he knows is unlawful;

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