I cant stand stupid laws. - Page 2

I cant stand stupid laws.

This is a discussion on I cant stand stupid laws. within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by LethalStang Just venting. I was a submit button away from ordering a Ka-Bar TDI knife last night when i thought i should ...

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21

Thread: I cant stand stupid laws.

  1. #16
    Member Array CommonMan101's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Dallas
    Posts
    128
    Quote Originally Posted by LethalStang View Post
    Just venting. I was a submit button away from ordering a Ka-Bar TDI knife last night when i thought i should check NC knife laws first. Low and behold, cannot carry a fixed blade knife "concealed", only a pocket knife folder with a blade of 3" or less. WTH, why do they have rules like this ????
    Which means you get a sheath that holds it on your belt so it is in the open. no?

    It may be that the clip knife is considered seeable too? - instead of completely hidden. My GF and everyone else sees it on me when clipped to my pocket.


  2. #17
    VIP Member Array paramedic70002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Franklin, VA
    Posts
    5,156
    Wear a hatchet on a belt scabbard!
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

  3. #18
    Distinguished Member Array PastorPack's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,572
    Quote Originally Posted by BigStick View Post
    Would knives be considered in the 2A??? I would think so. "arms" would seem to me to be an all inclusive term for weapons for self defense. Maybe we should start pushing that more as well. Include knives in our push to protect the RTKBA.
    Short answer: unless your carry knife is a bayonet, it probably wasn't considered by the 2nd Amendment.
    God is love (1 John 4:8)

  4. #19
    Member Array logically's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    29
    Wisconsin law is pretty silly too. It doesn't have any specifics at all. All it says anyone who goes armed with a concealed deadly weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor....

    so basically as long as the knife i am carrying is for utility use, its legal, but the second its for SD, its illegal.

    So it's a crapshoot carrying a knife in WI. I just try to stick with knives that don't really look like "weapons"...

    but i looked around some (on the internet mind you...) and really its left to the discretion of the LEO. I'm not too worried because i don't plan on being in a situation where my knife carrying is questioned.
    A warrior may choose pacifism, all others are condemned to it

  5. #20
    Senior Member Array rljohns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,045
    Knife laws are by far the craziest laws. Here in CO we are limited to 3.5" or less if concealed. Most cities allow any size open carried. It's a crap shoot as to what equals not concealed. I think you would win in court if it was clipped to your pocket, but you would be out big $$$ and won't get the knife back. Here in CO and especially Denver they can keep said objects (favorites are AR-15, autos, kn ivies) even if you are found not guilty. I knew a guy that lost a Spydie Civilian that way. DPD LEO was doing a DUI drag late at night pulled him over and he wasn't drinking, had just left work. Called other LEOs over and searched the car without warrant or consent. Charged him with carrying a knife with an illegal shaped blade (WTH, definitely not a legal term in CRS or DRS). Length was 4.125 and Denver allows 3.5 max (concealed or open).

    I HATE KNIFE LAWS!!!!!! There should be no laws about knives period. We have enough menacing laws without adding size, type, concealed, etc. If you present any object as a weapon, then it's a weapon. This could include your fist or kicking someone.

  6. #21
    VIP Member Array paramedic70002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Franklin, VA
    Posts
    5,156
    Switchblade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Switchblades are often covered by very specific laws—enacted at times of moral panic by newspapers and films about knife use by criminals.[1] This was most prominent in the late 1950s, when films such as Rebel Without a Cause and High School Confidential in 1955, the Broadway play West Side Story and 12 Angry Men in 1957 all featured switchblades, and were closely followed by the US Switchblade Act of 1958 (a federal law; individual state laws differ widely). This US federal law was closely followed by the UK Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959.[2]

    Now here's a crazy law from VA:

    LIS > Code of Virginia > 18.2-311

    18.2-311. Prohibiting the selling or having in possession blackjacks, etc.

    If any person sells or barters, or exhibits for sale or for barter, or gives or furnishes, or causes to be sold, bartered, given or furnished, or has in his possession, or under his control, with the intent of selling, bartering, giving or furnishing, any blackjack, brass or metal knucks, any disc of whatever configuration having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, or like weapons, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. The having in one's possession of any such weapon shall be prima facie evidence, except in the case of a conservator of the peace, of his intent to sell, barter, give or furnish the same.

    In VA a Class 4 Misdemeanor is the lowest form of crime, a $250 fine and no jail time.

    However...

    LIS > Code of Virginia > 18.2-308

    18.2-308. Personal protection; carrying concealed weapons; when lawful to carry.

    A. If any person carries about his person, hidden from common observation, (i) any pistol, revolver, or other weapon designed or intended to propel a missile of any kind by action of an explosion of any combustible material; (ii) any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, machete, razor, slingshot, spring stick, metal knucks, or blackjack; (iii) any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known as a nun chahka, nun chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain; (iv) any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart; or (v) any weapon of like kind as those enumerated in this subsection, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. A second violation of this section or a conviction under this section subsequent to any conviction under any substantially similar ordinance of any county, city, or town shall be punishable as a Class 6 felony, and a third or subsequent such violation shall be punishable as a Class 5 felony. For the purpose of this section, a weapon shall be deemed to be hidden from common observation when it is observable but is of such deceptive appearance as to disguise the weapon's true nature.
    "Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18

    Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
    Paramedics With Guns Scare People!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid:Off-duty cop poses as terrorist with a real gun in a hospital
    By nkanofolives in forum In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: June 1st, 2010, 03:17 PM
  2. Stupid is as stupid does...warning: stupid people vid
    By packinnova in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 11th, 2010, 11:35 PM
  3. What stupid laws have you had personal experience with?
    By ExactlyMyPoint in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 57
    Last Post: July 15th, 2008, 07:42 AM
  4. Stupid Georgia Gun Laws Almost Enabled Mass Shooting Last Week
    By Mojoski in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: October 31st, 2007, 03:39 PM
  5. Stupid GA knife laws
    By Betty in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: July 5th, 2005, 07:49 PM

Search tags for this page

denver knife laws

,
knife carry laws louisiana
,
legal knife length in louisiana
,
legal knife length louisiana
,

louisiana fixed blade knife laws

,
louisiana fixed blade laws
,

louisiana knife carry laws

,

louisiana knife laws

,
louisiana knife laws length
,

louisiana knife length laws

,
nc knife laws
,
stupid knife laws
Click on a term to search for related topics.