knives in DC?

knives in DC?

This is a discussion on knives in DC? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I forgot to ask the other day,are knives also illegal?I have 2,both benchmade lockbacks.A 2" one and a 3" one.Are they out also?Boy,I would sure ...

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    knives in DC?

    I forgot to ask the other day,are knives also illegal?I have 2,both benchmade lockbacks.A 2" one and a 3" one.Are they out also?Boy,I would sure hate to have to live there.I am glad I am just visiting.I am a 70 year old vet and walk with a cane,which is a pretty good weapon in itself.So a whole lot of walking is out.I thought I would go up there and see what I fought for before I kick off.I did a whole lot of reading and studying and have decided that I will stay in Arlington and take the busses and trolley cars everwhere I go.I bought a small handgun safe to keep in the hotel while I do the tourist thing. Of course I plan on going after the goverment gets back up and running.


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    I can't answer that question directly, but a lot of the museums have airport type mags at the doors.

    Also, just FYI, most of the Smithsonian museums don't allow outside food and drink inside them.
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    Every building I went to had a no weapons policy posted. Even restaurants including knives.

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    Try the "Knife" Links here:Handgunlaw.us;

    Here's another: State Knife Carry and Blade Length Laws

    As always, check the law first yourself!

    District of Columbia Official Code 2001 Edition:
    Current as of 12/9/2005 updated 2/6/06


    District of Columbia - 22-4504.
    Carrying concealed weapons; possession of weapons during commission of crime of violence; penalty.
    (a) No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, without a license issued pursuant to District of Columbia law, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed...



    District of Columbia - 22-4514.
    Possession of certain dangerous weapons prohibited; exceptions.

    (a) No person shall within the District of Columbia possess any machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, or any instrument or weapon of the kind commonly known as a blackjack, slungshot, sand club, sandbag, switchblade knife, or metal knuckles, nor any instrument, attachment, or appliance for causing the firing of any firearm to be silent or intended to lessen or muffle the noise of the firing of any firearms; provided, however, that machine guns, or sawed-off shotguns, and blackjacks may be possessed by the members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps of the United States, the National Guard, or Organized Reserves when on duty, the Post Office Department or its employees when on duty, marshals, sheriffs, prison or jail wardens, or their deputies, policemen, or other duly-appointed law enforcement officers, including any designated civilian employee of the Metropolitan Police Department, or officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry such weapons, banking institutions, public carriers who are engaged in the business of transporting mail, money, securities, or other valuables, wholesale dealers and retail dealers licensed under 22-4510.

    (b) No person shall within the District of Columbia possess, with intent to use unlawfully against another, an imitation pistol, or a dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, or knife with a blade longer than 3 inches, or other dangerous weapon.

    (c) Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in 22-4515 unless the violation occurs after such person has been convicted in the District of Columbia of a violation of this section, or of a felony, either in the District of Columbia or in another jurisdiction, in which case such person shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years.




    1996:

    District of Columbia - 22-3214. (a) No person shall within
    the District of Columbia possess any... switchblade
    knife...


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    From here: http://pweb.netcom.com/~brlevine/sta-law.htm

    Look at Subparagraph (b):

    District of Columbia - 22-4514.
    Possession of certain dangerous weapons prohibited; exceptions.

    (b) No person shall within the District of Columbia possess, with intent to use unlawfully against another, an imitation pistol, or a dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, or knife with a blade longer than 3 inches, or other dangerous weapon.
    Not being an attorney, I'd say you're safe with a knife with a blade under 3", as long as you don't threaten anyone or intend to use it unlawfully against another.

    Remember: If the Museums you go to have Mags, you'll be slowed down significantly, maybe hassled, and maybe lose your knives or denied admission at best..........you are in DC...............

    It may be the situation where you best swallow hard and leave the knives at home or in Arlington..........

    I carried a cane into most Museums in Paris and Germany a couple of years ago with nary a glance, of course, that was there and then..............



    Have a great visit! Thank you so much for your service!
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