Slight clarification here.Gideon said:I'm not a lawyer but after a lot of reading is seems to me that Missouri's CCW doesn't have anything to do with anything but guns.
here's subdivision 14. Subdivisions (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.
571.030. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful use of weapons if he or she knowingly:
(1) Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use;
So according to MO law, a "blackjack" is any type of striking weapon and a "knife" is anything other than an "ordinary" 4" pocketknife (who the hell gets to decide what "ordinary" means?). Since blackjacks and knives are both part of sub-sec. 1 and CCW holders are exempt from sub-sec. 1, you can carry anything you want. However, automatic knives (like you mentioned) are covered in a different clause so those aren't allowed even with a CCW.2) "Blackjack" means any instrument that is designed or adapted for the purpose of stunning or inflicting physical injury by striking a person, and which is readily capable of lethal use;
(10) "Knife" means any dagger, dirk, stiletto, or bladed hand instrument that is readily capable of inflicting serious physical injury or death by cutting or stabbing a person. For purposes of this chapter, "knife" does not include any ordinary pocketknife with no blade more than four inches in length;
I think it's a combination of the two...QKShooter said:I noticed while flipping through the knife laws of some other various states that MANY of the laws regarding knives are VERY Gray, Vague, & Incongruous. So many (in fact) that it's probably intentional. Lawmakers Can't be THAT STUPID by accident or...can they???
I recently got a Emerson UTCOM CQC-11-BT. I also read the PA link but as usual it confuses more than illuminates are we good in PA with these knives for carry?P95Carry said:I think the better link to start with QK is this one - State Knife Laws.
Yours brought up PA which was fine for me :smile:
Seems many states still have some gray areas - butterflies are sold all over the place but in many states are technically illegal. So too are some of the quick openers even if not switch - technically!
Most guys I know have a folder. Doubt they are all white as white either :wink: